Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2005-18 

May 2, 2005 

Announcement 2005-31

Regulations Governing Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service; Correction


AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, Treasury.

ACTION:

Correcting amendment.

SUMMARY:

This document contains corrections to (T.D. 9165, 2005-4 I.R.B. 357), which were published in the Federal Register on Monday, December 20, 2004 (69 FR 75839) revising the regulations governing practice before the Internal Revenue Service (Circular 230).

DATES:

This correction is effective December 20, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Heather L. Dostaler at (202) 622-4940 or Brinton T. Warren at (202) 622-7800 (not toll-free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The final regulations (T.D. 9165) that are the subject of these corrections are under 31 CFR sections 10.33, 10.35, 10.36, 10.37, 10.38, 10.52 and 10.93.

Need for Correction

As published, T.D. 9165 contains errors that may prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification.

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Correction of Publication

Accordingly, 31 CFR Part 10 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments:

PART 10 — PRACTICE BEFORE THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

Paragraph 1. The authority citation for 31 CFR, part 10 continues to read in part as follows:

Authority: Sec. 3, 23 Stat. 258, secs. 2-12, 60 Stat. 237 et seq.; 5 U.S.C. 301, 500, 551-559; 31 U.S.C. 330; Reorg. Plan No. 26 of 1950, 15 FR 4935, 64 Stat. 1280, 3 CFR, 1949-1953 Comp., p. 1017.

§10.35 [Corrected]

Par. 2. Section 10.35 is amended by revising paragraphs (b)(2)(ii)(B) introductory text and (b)(4)(i) to read as follows:

§10.35 Requirements for covered opinions.

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(b) * * *

(2) * * *(ii) * * *

(A) * * *

(B) Written advice, other than advice described in paragraph (b)(2)(i)(A) of this section (concerning listed transactions) or paragraph (b)(2)(i)(B) of this section (concerning the principal purpose of avoidance or evasion) that—

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(4) Reliance opinion—(i) Written advice is a reliance opinion if the advice concludes at a confidence level of at least more likely than not (a greater than 50 percent likelihood) that one or more significant Federal tax issues would be resolved in the taxpayer’s favor.

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Richard S. Carro,
Senior Advisor to the General Counsel (Regulatory Affairs).

Note

(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on April 13, 2005, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for April 14, 2005, 70 F.R. 19892)


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