Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2006-35 

August 28, 2006 

Announcement 2006-56

Computer Software Under Section 199(c)(5)(B); Correction


AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Correcting amendments.

SUMMARY:

This document contains a correction to temporary regulations (T.D. 9262, 2006-24 I.R.B. 1040) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, June 1, 2006 (71 FR 31074) concerning the application of section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code, which provides a deduction for income attributable to domestic production activities, to certain transactions involving computer software.

DATES:

These corrections are effective June 1, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Paul Handleman or Lauren Ross Taylor, (202) 622-3040 (not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The correction notice that is the subject of this document is under section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Need for Correction

As published, the correction notice (T.D. 9262) contains errors that may prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification.

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Correction of Publication

Accordingly, 26 CFR Part 1 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments:

PART 1—INCOME TAXES

Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read in part as follows:

Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * *

§ 1.199-3T [Corrected]

Par. 2. Section 1.199-3T is amended by revising paragraphs (i)(6)(iii) introductory text and Example 5 to read as follows:

§ 1.199-3T Domestic production gross receipts (temporary).

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(i) * * *

(6) * * *

(iii) Exceptions. Notwithstanding paragraph (i)(6)(ii) of this section, if a taxpayer derives gross receipts from providing to customers computer software MPGE in whole or in significant part by the taxpayer within the United States for the customers’ direct use while connected to the Internet (online software), then such gross receipts will be treated as being derived from the lease, rental, license, sale, exchange, or other disposition of computer software only if —

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Example 5. The facts are the same as in Example 4, except that O does not sell the tax preparation computer software to customers affixed to a compact disc or by download and O’s only method of providing the tax preparation computer software to customers is over the Internet. P, an unrelated person, derives, on a regular and ongoing basis in its business, gross receipts from the sale to customers of P’s substantially identical tax preparation computer software that has been affixed to a compact disc as well as from the sale to customers of P’s substantially identical tax preparation computer software that customers have downloaded from the Internet. Under paragraph (i)(6)(iii)(B) of this section, O’s gross receipts derived from providing its tax preparation computer software to customers over the Internet will be treated as derived from the lease, rental, license, sale, exchange, or other disposition of computer software and are DPGR (assuming all the other requirements of § 1.199-3 are met).

§ 1.199-8T [Corrected]

Par. 3. Section 1.199-8T is amended by revising paragraph (i)(4) to read as follows:

§ 1.199-8T Other rules (temporary).

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(i) * * *

(4) Computer software. Section 1.199-3T(i)(6)(ii) through (v) are applicable for taxable years beginning on or after June 1, 2006. Taxpayers may apply these temporary regulations to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2004, and before June 1, 2006. The applicability of § 1.199-3T(i)(6)(ii) through (v) expires on or before May 22, 2009.

Guy R. Traynor,
Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch,
Legal Processing Division,
Associate Chief Counsel
(Procedure and Administration).

Note

(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on July 5, 2006, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for July 6, 2006, 71 F.R. 38262)


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