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July 28, 2003

Internal Revenue Bulletin No. 2003-30

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Announcement 2003-46(PDF, 50K)
This announcement informs the public that the Service is currently reviewing information regarding test procedures and results that have been presented as evidence that fuel underwent a significant chemical change. Until the review is complete, rulings on the question of significant chemical change will be suspended for requests relying on the procedures and results being reviewed.


Notice 2003-47(PDF, 55K)
This notice announces the Service's position regarding certain transactions involving the transfer of nonstatutory stock options to a related person in exchange for a long-term, unsecured deferred payment obligation. The notice provides that the transfer will not constitute an arm's length transaction for purposes of regulations section 1.83-7, and that the receipt of the deferred payment obligation will not result in a deferral of the recognition of income arising from the transfer.

Rev. Rul. 2003-81(PDF, 72K)
Depreciation of assets. This ruling provides guidance as to the proper asset class under Rev. Proc. 87-56, 1987-2 C.B. 674, to depreciate assets owned by a utility that are used in the business operations of the utility. Rev. Proc. 2002-9 modified and amplified.

Rev. Rul. 2003-82(PDF, 64K)
Tertiary injectant expenses. This ruling clarifies whether only the costs of acquiring tertiary injectants are eligible for the enhanced oil recovery credit provided in section 43 of the Code or whether the costs of using tertiary injectants also are eligible for the credit.


Notice 2003-48(PDF, 62K)
Weighted average interest rate update. The weighted average interest rate for July 2003 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 are set forth.

Rev. Rul. 2003-83(PDF, 94K)
Minimum funding; entry age normal; reasonableness. This ruling addresses two situations where the aggregate entry age normal method of funding is not a reasonable funding method within the meaning of section 412(c)(3) of the Code and section 1.412(c)(3)-1 of the regulations.


Rev. Proc. 2003-52(PDF, 650K)
Magnetic media; electronic filing; 2003 form specifications. Specifications are set forth for the magnetic or electronic filing of 2003 Forms 1098, 1099, 5498, and W-2G. Rev. Proc. 2002-34 superseded.

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