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Application of Normalization Accounting Rules to Balances of Excess Deferred Income Taxes and Accumulated Deferred Investment Tax Credits of Public Utilities Whose Assets Cease To Be Public Utility Property; Correction

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


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This document contains a correction to final regulations (TD 9387) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, March 20, 2008 (73 FR 14934), providing guidance on the normalization requirements applicable to public utilities that benefit (or have benefited) from accelerated depreciation methods or from the investment tax credit permitted under pre-1991 law. These regulations permit a utility whose assets cease, whether by disposition, deregulation, or otherwise, to be public utility property with respect to the utility (deregulated public utility property) to return to its ratepayers the normalization reserve for excess deferred income taxes (EDFIT) with respect to those assets and, in certain circumstances, also permit the return of part or all of the reserve for accumulated deferred investment tax credits (ADITC) with respect to those assets.


This correction is effective April 7, 2008.

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Patrick Kirwan, (202) 622-3040 (not a toll-free number).

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The final regulations that are the subject of this document are under sections 46 and 168 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Need for Correction

As published, final regulations (TD 9387) contain an error that may prove to be misleading and is in need of clarification.

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List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 1

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Correction of Publication

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

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Limitation in case of certain regulated companies.
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(i) Restoration of rate base reduction. A reduction in the taxpayer's rate base on account of the credit with respect to public utility property that becomes deregulated public utility property is restored ratably during the period after the property becomes deregulated public utility property if the amount of the reduction remaining to be restored does not, at any time during the period, exceed the restoration percentage of the recoverable stranded cost of the property at such time.

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LaNita Van Dyke,

Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration).

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[FR Doc. E8-7226 Filed 4-4-08; 8:45 am]