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May 1, 1989

Internal Revenue Bulletin No. 1989-18

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Rev. Rul. 89-59
Domestic building and loan association; loan secured by cooperative housing corporation stock. A loan made for the purchase of stock in a cooperative housing corporation, and secured by such stock, qualifies as a loan described in section 7701(a)(19)(C)(v) of the Code if the house or apartment that the stock entitles the stockholder to occupy is to be used as a residence.

Rev. Rul. 89-62
Depreciation; videocassettes. Videocassettes are depreciable under section 167 of the Code in accordance with the straight line method or the income forecast method.

Rev. Rul. 89-63
Section 306 Stock; transactions not in avoidance. The fact that section 306 stock is widely held is in itself not sufficient grounds for relief under section 306(b)(4). Rev. Ruls. 56-116, 57-103 and 57-212 revoked.

Rev. Proc. 89-30
Section 306; stock transactions not in avoidance. The procedure identifies section 306(b)(4) of the Code as an areas under extensive study for advanced ruling purposes. Rev. Proc. 77-37 modified.

Rev. Rul. 89-64
Constructive ownership of stock; option not currently exercisable. An option constitutes an option for purposes of section 318(a)(4) of the Code, even though it is only exercisable after a period of time has elapsed. Rev. Rul. 68-601 clarified.

T.D. 8245

Temporary, final and proposed regulations under section 1502 of the Code relate to dividend and other distributions after the sale of a subsidiary member of an affiliated group filing consolidated returns.

Notice 89-49
Rules are provided for the use of the special mileage rate allowed for United States Postal Service employees to collect and deliver mail on a rural route.


Rev. Rul. 89-60
Allocation of accrued benefit between employee and employer contributions. Guidance is provided as to the effect on section 411(c) of the Code of changes made by section 9346 of the Pension Protection Act (part II of title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987). Rev. Ruls. 76-47 and 78-202 amplified.

Rev. Proc. 89-29
Discrimination; vesting provisions; guidelines; advance determinations. Final guidelines are set forth resulting from the reconsideration of Rev. Proc. 75-49, concerning the circumstances in which a faster vesting rate than would otherwise be required is appropriate for advance determination purposes due to actual or potential discrimination in the accrual of benefits or forfeitures in favor of the highly compensated employees. Rev. Procs. 75-49 and 76-11 superseded.


T.D. 8246

Temporary and proposed regulations under section 7811 of the Code relate to the issuance of taxpayer assistance orders.

Notice 89-53
Guidelines are set forth for determining, for April 1989, the weighted average interest rate and the resulting permissible range of interest rates used to calculate current liability for purposes of the full funding limitation of section 412(c)(7) of the Code as amended by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987.

Announcement 89-58
An error in Publication 535, Business Expenses, with respect to a line reference in the Worksheet, is corrected.

Announcement 89-59
The OMB expiration date for Forms 1023 (and 872-C) 1024, Application for Recognition of Exemption, has been extended.

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