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September 14, 1998

Internal Revenue Bulletin No. 1998-37

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Rev. Rul. 98-44(PDF, 19K)
Section 355. This ruling declares Rev. Rul. 70-225 obsolete because it is no longer determinative following modifications made by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, as amended by the Tax Technical Corrections Act of 1998. Rev. Rul. 70-225 addresses a distribution of the stock of a newly formed controlled corporation followed by an acquisition of the stock of the controlled corporation. Rev. Rul. 70-225 obsoleted.


Ct. D. 2064(PDF, 33K)
The Harbor Maintenance Tax of section 4461 of the Code violates the Export Clause by imposing an ad valorem fee based on the value of the cargo and not on the use of federal harbor services. United States v. United States Shoe Corporation.


Notice 98-47(PDF, 16K)
Timely filing or payment; private delivery services. An updated list of designated private delivery services is provided for purposes of section 7502 of the Code. The list remains unchanged from the lists published in Notice 97-50, 1997-37 I.R.B. 21 and Notice 97-26, 1997-1 I.R.B. 413.

REG-106177-97(PDF, 92K)
Proposed regulations under section 529 of the Code relate to Qualified State Tuition Programs (QSTPs). A public hearing will be held on January 6, 1999.

Rev. Proc. 98-47(PDF, 24K)
Business expenses; environmental remediation costs; election. Procedures are provided for taxpayers to make the election under section 198 of the Code to deduct any qualified environmental remediation expenditure.

Rev. Proc. 98-49(PDF, 30K)
LIFO; price Indexes; inventory price computation method. Guidance is provided to taxpayers using the dollar value last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventory method and the inventory price index computation (IPIC) method regarding the computation of a percent change for an index category that is affected by revisions to the CPI Detailed Report or the PPI Detailed Report.

Rev. Proc. 98-52(PDF, 81K)
Electronic filing; magnetic media. Specifications are set forth for the magnetic or electronic filing of 1998 Forms 8027. The forms may be filed with the Service using lb inch magnetic tape; IBM 3480/3490 or AS400 compatible tape cartridges; or 5 1/4-, 3 1/2-inch diskettes and electronic filing through the Information Reporting Program Bulletin Board System (IRB-BBS). Rev. Proc. 92-81 superseded.

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