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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary regulations.

SUMMARY:

In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations that modify the effective date provision of recently published final regulations under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code. The temporary regulations affect corporations whose stock is or was acquired by the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) pursuant to certain programs under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA). The text of those temporary regulations published in this issue of the Federal Register also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.

DATES:

Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing must be submitted by October 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

Send submissions to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-105067-14), Room 5203, Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-105067-14), Courier's Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or sent electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov (IRS REG-105067-14).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Concerning the proposed regulations, Stephen R. Cleary, (202) 317-5353; concerning submission of comments and requests for a public hearing, Oluwafumnilayo Taylor, (202) 317-6901 (not toll-free numbers).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background and Explanation of Provisions

Temporary regulations in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register amend 26 CFR Part 1. The temporary regulations modify the effective date provision for TD 9638 [78 FR 62418], published on October 22, 2013, which provided final regulations that altered the operation of certain of the public group segregation rules under section 382. The temporary regulations apply to stock acquired by Treasury pursuant to certain programs under EESA (Programs). In particular, the temporary regulations apply to the subsequent sale by Treasury of that stock. The text of those regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary regulations explains the amendments.

Special Analyses

It has been determined that this notice of proposed rulemaking is not a significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 12866, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563. Therefore, a regulatory assessment is not required. It is hereby certified that these regulations will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This certification is based on the fact that, if the regulations apply to any small entities, the effect will not be to increase their tax liability, but to prevent a potential increase in tax liability that might otherwise occur. Therefore, 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 Code, these regulations have been submitted to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment on their 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 (a signed original and eight (8) copies) or electronic copies that are submitted timely to the IRS. The IRS and the Treasury Department request comments on the clarity of the proposed rules and how they can be made easier to understand. All comments will be made available for public inspection and copying at www.regulations.gov or upon request. 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 Stephen R. Cleary, Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Corporate). However, other personnel from the IRS and the Treasury Department participated in their development.

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List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 1

  • Income taxes
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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Proposed Amendments to the Regulations

Accordingly, 26 CFR part 1 is proposed to be amended as follows:

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PART 1—INCOME TAXES

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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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Section 1.382-3 also issued under 26 U.S.C. 382(g)(4)(C) and 26 U.S.C. 382(m). * * *

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Par. 2. Section 1.382-3 is amended by revising paragraph (j)(17) to read as follows:

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Definitions and Rules Relating to a 5-percent Shareholder.
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(17) Effective/applicability date. [The text of the proposed amendment to Start Printed Page 44325§ 1.382-3(j)(17) is the same as the text of § 1.382-3T(j)(17) published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register].

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John Dalrymple,

Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement.

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[FR Doc. 2014-17831 Filed 7-30-14; 8:45 am]

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