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May 1, 2006

Internal Revenue Bulletin No. 2006-18

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Notice 2006-40(HTML)
This notice sets forth interim guidance, pending the issuance of regulations, relating to the credit under section 45J of the Code for production of electricity at advanced nuclear power facilities. Specifically, this notice explains the method that will be used to allocate the national megawatt capacity limitation that limits the allowable credit and prescribes the application process by which taxpayers may request an allocation of the national megawatt capacity limitation. This notice also provides guidance on the requirement that the electricity be sold to an unrelated person and on the effect of grants, tax-exempt bonds, subsidized energy financing, and other credits.

Notice 2006-41(HTML)
This notice provides guidance with respect to the information reporting requirements applicable to Gulf Opportunity Zone Bonds, Gulf Opportunity Zone Advance Refunding Bonds, and Gulf Tax Credit Bonds. In addition, the notice provides other guidance with respect to Gulf Tax Credit Bonds including guidance to issuers of Gulf Tax Credit Bonds with respect to the credit rate and arbitrage requirements and guidance to holders of Gulf Tax Credit Bonds with respect to the treatment of the credit for income tax purposes.


Announcement 2006-27(HTML)
A list is provided of organizations now classified as private foundations.

Announcement 2006-28(HTML)
Ameratrust, Inc., of Delray Beach, FL, no longer qualifies as an organization to which contributions are deductible under section 170 of the Code.


Notice 2006-37(HTML)
Credit for sales of fuel produced from a nonconventional source, inflation adjustment factor, and reference price. This notice publishes the nonconventional source fuel credit, the inflation adjustment factor, and the reference price under section 29 of the Code for calendar year 2005. This data is used to determine the credit allowable on sales of fuel produced from a nonconventional source.

Announcement 2006-25(HTML)
This announcement advises individual taxpayers of the release of new Form 8898 (March 2006), Statement for Individuals Who Begin or End Bona Fide Residence in a U.S. Possession. The form is used to notify the IRS that an individual taxpayer became or ceased to be a bona fide resident of a U.S. possession in accordance with Code section 937, which was added by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. For this purpose, the following are considered U.S. possessions: American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Announcement 2006-26(HTML)
This document contains corrections to final regulations under section 163(d) of the Code (T.D. 9191, 2005-15 I.R.B. 854) regarding rules relating to how and when taxpayers may elect to take qualified dividend income into account as investment income for purposes of calculating the deduction for investment income expense.

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