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Weekly IRS Roundup January 8 – January 12, 2024

Check out our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of January 8, 2024 – January 12, 2024.

January 8, 2024: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2024-2, which includes the following:

  • Notice 2024-7, which provides eligible taxpayers with automatic relief from additions to tax for failure to pay with respect to certain income tax returns for 2020 and 2021.
  • Announcement 2024-3, which explains Voluntary Disclosure Program eligibility criteria, terms and procedures for taxpayers to resolve refunds or credits for erroneous Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims.
  • Notice 2024-2, which provides guidance on certain SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 provisions.
  • Notice 2024-3, which sets forth the 2023 Cumulative List of Changes in Plan Qualification Requirements for Defined Contribution Qualified Pre-approved Plans.
  • Notice 2024-4, which updates the corporate bond monthly yield curve and corresponding spot segment rates for December 2023 used under Internal Revenue Code (Code) § 417(e)(3)(D), the 24-month average segment rates for December 2023 and the 30-year Treasury rates, as reflected by the application of § 430(h)(2)(C)(iv).
  • Revenue Ruling 2024-1, which provides covered compensation tables under § 401(1)(5)(E) for the 2024 plan year.
  • Notice 2024-1, which provides the percentage increase for calculating the qualifying payment amounts for items and services furnished in 2024 for purposes of Code §§ 9816 and 9817, §§ 716 and 717 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and §§ 2799A-1 and 2799A-2 of the Public Health Service Act.
  • Notice 2024-6, which provides additional guidance on the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) credit, including methods and Renewable Fuel Standard program safe harbors used to qualify for and calculate the SAF credit.
  • Announcement 2024-1, which revokes § 501(c)(3) determinations for certain organizations and stipulates that contributions made to the organizations by individual donors are no longer deductible under § 170(b)(1)(A).
  • Notice 2024-5, which provides a safe harbor for the incremental cost of certain qualified commercial clean vehicles placed in service in calendar year 2024 for purposes of the credit pursuant to § 45W.
  • Notice 2024-8, which provides the optional 2024 standard mileage rates that taxpayers can use when computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving expense purposes.
  • Notice 2024-9, which notes the IRS’s intent to propose regulations concerning statutorily required exceptions to the elective payment phaseout for entities that do not satisfy the domestic content requirements of §§ 45, 45Y, 48 and 48E. The notice also provides the transitional process for how applicable entities can claim the statutory exception for elective payment projects that begin construction during calendar year 2024 and fail to satisfy the domestic content requirement.
  • Notice 2024-11, which updates the list of treaties that meet the requirements of § 1(h)(11)(C)(i)(II) as it relates to [...]

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Weekly IRS Roundup December 11 – December 15, 2023

Check out our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of December 11, 2023 – December 15, 2023.

December 11, 2023: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2023-50, which includes the following:

  • Proposed regulations that would update regulations under Internal Revenue Code (Code) §§ 267 and 707 to apply an entity approach to partnerships for purposes of applying loss limitation rules to related persons. The proposed regulations are intended to conform the existing regulations to current law. Comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by February 26, 2024.
  • Proposed regulations that relate to the calculation of foreign currency gains and losses under Code § 987. The proposed regulations include a current rate election, which would treat all balance sheet items as marked items and would require that income, gain, loss and deduction with respect to a qualified business unit be translated at a yearly average exchange rate. The proposed regulations also include an annual recognition election, which would trigger all items of income, gain, loss and deduction on an annual basis. Comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by February 12, 2024.

December 11, 2023: The IRS issued Notice 2023-80, which announces the intention to issue proposed regulations that address the application of the foreign tax credit (FTC) and dual consolidated losses in relation to the Global Anti-Base Erosion (GloBE) Model Rules. The notice also (i) extends the temporary relief period described in Notice 2023-55 for determining whether a foreign tax is eligible for an FTC pursuant to §§ 901 and 903 and (ii) addresses application of the temporary relief with respect to partnerships and their partners.

December 11, 2023: The IRS urged taxpayers to take certain important actions to help them file their 2023 federal income tax return for the upcoming filing season, including (i) making quarterly payments by January 16, 2024, if required, (ii) gathering 2023 tax documents, (iii) considering whether to file electronically and choosing direct deposit to expedite tax refunds, and (iv) reviewing energy-related credits. The IRS also reminded taxpayers that they can now view their IRS account transcripts online and should not rely on receiving refunds by a certain date.

December 13, 2023: The IRS announced plans for a new leadership structure at the agency that will feature a single deputy IRS Commissioner and four new IRS chief executive positions to cover taxpayer service, compliance, information technology and operations.

December 13, 2023: The IRS published Tax Tip 2023-126, which states that business taxpayers can electronically file any Form 1099 series information returns for free with the IRS Information Returns Intake System.

December 14, 2023: The US Department of the Treasury and the IRS issued proposed regulations on the § 45X advanced manufacturing production credit. The proposed [...]

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