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PATH Act Changes to Section 1445; Correction

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Correcting amendment.


This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9721) that were published in the Federal Register on Friday, February 19, 2016 (81 FR 8398). The final regulations are regarding the taxation of, and withholding on, foreign persons upon certain dispositions of, and distributions with respect to, United States real property interests (USRPIs).


This correction is effective April 26, 2016 and is applicable on or after February 19, 2016.

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Milton M. Cahn or David A. Levine of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) at (202) 317-6937 (not a toll-free number).

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The final regulations (TD 9751) that are the subject of this correction are under section 897 and1445 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Need for Correction

As published, the final regulations (TD 9751) contain errors that may prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification.

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List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 1

  • Income taxes, reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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Correction of Publication

Accordingly, 26 CFR part 1 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments:

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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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Par. 3. Section 1.1445-5 is amended by revising the last sentence of paragraph (b)(3)(ii)(A) to read as follows:

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Special rules concerning distributions and other transactions by corporations, partnerships, trusts, and estates.
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(A) * * * In general, a foreign person is a nonresident alien individual, foreign corporation, foreign partnership, foreign trust, or foreign estate, but not a qualified foreign pension fund (as defined in section 897(l)) or an entity all of the interests of which are held by a qualified foreign pension fund.

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Martin V. Franks,

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

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[FR Doc. 2016-09666 Filed 4-25-16; 8:45 am]