Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2003-29
July 21, 2003
Table of Contents
Depreciation, mid-quarter convention relief. This notice announces that a taxpayer qualifying under either Notice 2001-70 or Notice 2001-74 who filed a timely return for the taxable year that includes September 11, 2001, but failed to make the election provided under Notice 2001-70 or Notice 2001-74, is granted an automatic extension of time until December 31, 2003, to amend its tax return for the taxable year that includes September 11, 2001, and any subsequent taxable years, in order to make the election under Notice 2001-70 or Notice 2001-74 and reflect any necessary adjustments resulting from the election. Notices 2001-70 and 2001-74 amplified.
Section 355; update of section 355 checklist questionnaire. The Service will no longer determine whether a distribution of controlled corporation stock (1) satisfies the business purpose requirement, (2) is used principally as a device for the distribution of earnings and profits, or (3) is part of a plan under section 355(e) of the Code. Taxpayers will be required to address these factual issues by submitting appropriate representations. Rev. Proc. 96-30 modified and amplified, and Rev. Proc. 2003-3 modified.
This procedure corrects errors found in Rev. Proc. 2003-15, 2003-4 I.R.B. 321. This procedure provides issuers of qualified mortgage bonds, as defined in section 143(a) of the Code, and issuers of mortgage credit certificates, as defined in section 25(c), with a list of qualified census tracts for each state and the District of Columbia. The qualified census tracts are based on data from the 2000 census. Rev. Proc. 2003-15 modified and superseded.
Additional first year depreciation. This procedure provides additional time for any taxpayer that timely filed its federal tax return for the taxable year that included September 11, 2001, to deduct, or elect not to deduct, the 30-percent additional first year depreciation deduction for qualified property and qualified New York Liberty Zone property placed in service after September 11, 2001, during the taxable year that included September 11, 2001. This procedure also permits an automatic extension of time to allow certain taxpayers to change their selection of section 179 property for the taxable year that included September 11, 2001. Rev. Procs. 2002-9 and 2002-33 amplified and modified.
Inventories. Guidelines are provided for taxpayers and IRS personnel in making fair market value determinations for inventory items acquired when a taxpayer purchases the assets of a business for a lump sum or a corporation acquires the stock of another corporation and makes an election pursuant to section 338 of the Code. Rev. Proc. 77-12 amplified, modified, and superseded.
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