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Announcement 2005-12(PDF, 51K)
For purposes of the Archer MSA pilot program, under section 220(j)(2) of the Code, 2004 is not a cut-off year.
Proposed regulations amend previously proposed regulations that provided a functional definition of "statutory merger or consolidation" under section 368(a)(1)(A) of the Code. These proposed regulations delete the requirement that transactions must be carried out under domestic law in order to qualify as statutory mergers or consolidations. A public hearing is scheduled for May 19, 2005.
Proposed regulations amending the income tax regulations under various provisions of the Code to account for statutory mergers and consolidations under section 368(a)(1)(A) (including reorganizations described in section 368(a)(2)(D) and (E)) involving one or more foreign corporations. The regulations are issued concurrently with proposed regulations (REG-117969-00) that would amend the definition of a reorganization under section 368(a)(1)(A) to include certain statutory mergers or consolidations effected pursuant to foreign law. A public hearing is scheduled for May 19, 2005.
Notice 2005-11(PDF, 50K)
This notice provides interim guidance relating to section 6707A of the Code, Penalty for failure to include reportable transaction information with return, as added by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. This notice states that a taxpayer may incur a penalty under section 6707A with respect to each failure to disclose a reportable transaction within the time, and in the form and manner, provided by section 6011 and its regulations.
Notice 2005-12(PDF, 65K)
This notice provides interim guidance relating to section 6662A of the Code, Imposition of accuracy-related penalty on understatements with respect to reportable transactions, section 6662, Imposition of accuracy-related penalty on underpayments, and section 6664, Definitions and special rules.
Notice 2005-14(PDF, 318K)
Income attributable to domestic production activities. This notice provides interim guidance to taxpayers regarding the deduction for income attributable to domestic production activities under section 199 of the Code. Section 199 was enacted as part of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, and allows a deduction equal to 3 percent (for 2005 and 2006) of the lesser of the qualified production activities income of the taxpayer for the taxable year, or the taxable income of the taxpayer for the taxable year, subject to certain limits. The applicable percentage rises to 6 percent for 2007, 2008, and 2009, and 9 percent for 2010 and subsequent years.
Notice 2005-15(PDF, 49K)
This notice provides that the Treasury Department and the Service intend to issue regulations involving partnerships under sections 704(c)(1)(B) and 737 of the Code implementing the principles of Rev. Rul. 2004-43, and that the regulations will be effective for distributions occurring after the date on which the notice is released to the public.
Rev. Proc. 2005-14(PDF, 77K)
Like-kind exchange of a principal residence. This procedure provides guidance on applying the exclusion of gain from the sale or exchange of a principal residence under section 121 of the Code and the nonrecognition of gain from the exchange of like-kind property under section 1031 to a single exchange of property.
Rev. Rul. 2005-10(PDF, 62K)
Partnership mergers. This ruling informs taxpayers that the Treasury Department and the Service intend to issue regulations under sections 704(c)(1)(B) and 737 of the Code implementing the principles of Rev. Rul. 2004-43. Rev. Rul. 2004-43 revoked.
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