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Proposed Rule

Modification of Tax Shelter Rules II

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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Cross-reference notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

These proposed rules provide the public with additional guidance needed to comply with the disclosure rules under section 6011(a), the registration requirement under section 6111(d), and the list maintenance requirement under section 6112 applicable to tax shelters. The proposed rules affect corporations participating in certain reportable transactions, persons responsible for registering confidential corporate tax shelters, and organizers of potentially abusive tax shelters. In the rules and regulations portion of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations modifying the rules relating to the requirement that certain corporate taxpayers file a statement with their Federal corporate income tax returns under section 6011(a) and the registration of confidential corporate tax shelters under section 6111(d). The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.

DATES:

Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by October 31. 2001.

ADDRESSES:

Send submissions to: CC:ITA:RU (REG-103735-00; REG-110311-98; REG-103736-00), room 5226, Internal Revenue Service, POB 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand delivered between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to: CC:ITA:RU (REG-103735-00; REG-110311-98; REG-103736-00), Courier's Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC. Alternatively, taxpayers may submit comments electronically via the Internet by selecting the “Tax Regs” option of the IRS Home Page or by submitting comments directly to the IRS Internet site at http://www.irs.gov/​tax_​regs/​regslist.html.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Concerning the regulations, Danielle M. Grimm, (202) 622-3080; concerning submissions, Guy Traynor, (202) 622-7180 (not a toll-free number).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The temporary regulations amend the Income Tax Regulations (26 CFR part 1) regarding rules relating to the filing and records requirements for certain corporate taxpayers under section 6011. The temporary regulations also amend the temporary procedure and administration regulations (26 CFR part 301) regarding the registration of confidential corporate tax shelters under section 6111.

The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary regulations explains the regulations.

Special Analyses

It has been determined that this notice of proposed rulemaking is not a significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 12866. Therefore, a regulatory assessment is not required. It has also been determined that section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 5) does not apply to these regulations. Because these regulations impose no new collection of information on small entities, a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 6) is not required. Pursuant to section 7805(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, this notice of proposed rulemaking will be submitted to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment on its impact on small business.

Comments and Requests for a Public Hearing

Before these proposed regulations are adopted as final regulations, consideration will be given to any written comments (preferably a signed original and eight (8) copies) or electronically generated comments that are submitted timely to the IRS. The IRS and Treasury request comments on the clarity of the proposed rules and how they can be made easier to understand.

All comments will be available for public inspection and copying. A public hearing will be scheduled if requested in writing by any person that timely submits written comments. If a public hearing is scheduled, notice of the date, time, and place for the public hearing will be published in the Federal Register.

Drafting Information

The principal author of these regulations is Danielle M. Grimm, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries). Start Printed Page 41170However, other personnel from the IRS and Treasury Department participated in their development.

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List of Subjects

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Proposed Amendments to the Regulations

Accordingly, 26 CFR parts 1 and 301, which were proposed to be amended at 65 FR 49909 (August 16, 2000), are proposed to be further amended as follows:

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PART 1—INCOME TAXES

Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read in part as follows:

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Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * *

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Par. 2. Section 1.6011-4 as proposed at 65 FR 49909 (August 16, 2000) is amended as follows:

Requirement of statement disclosing participation in certain transactions by corporate taxpayers.

[The text of the amendments to this proposed section is the same as the text of the amendments to § 1.6011-4T published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.]

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PART 301— PROCEDURE AND ADMINISTRATION

Par. 3. The authority citation for part 301 continues to read in part as follows:

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Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * *

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Par. 4. Section 301.6111-2 as proposed to be added at 65 FR 49909 (August 16, 2000) is amended as follows:

Confidential corporate tax shelters.

[The text of the amendments to this proposed section is the same as the text of the amendments to § 301.6111-2T published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.]

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David A. Mader,

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

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[FR Doc. 01-19616 Filed 8-2-01; 2:50 pm]

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