Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2006-5
January 30, 2006
This document notifies taxpayers and material advisors of a future change to the categories of reportable transactions under proposed section 1.6011-4 of the regulations. The Service and Treasury Department will be issuing temporary and proposed regulations under section 1.6011-4 that will remove from the categories of reportable transactions under section 1.6011-4(b)(1) the category of transactions with a significant book-tax difference currently set forth in section 1.6011-4(b)(6). Until the amended regulations are issued, taxpayers and material advisors may rely on this notice.
Hurricane Katrina evacuation allowances. This notice discusses the income and employment tax treatment of special allowances paid by federal executive agencies to employees and their dependents to reimburse certain expenses incurred while evacuating from the Hurricane Katrina core disaster area and staying at a safe haven.
This procedure provides the maximum vehicle values for use of the special valuation rules under regulations sections 1.61-21(d) and (e). These values are indexed for inflation and must be adjusted annually by referring to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
This document provides notice of a public hearing on proposed regulations (REG-131739-03, 2005-36 I.R.B. 494) relating to the IRS preparing or executing returns for persons who fail to make required returns. The hearing is scheduled for March 8, 2006.
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