Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2007-5
January 29, 2007
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Pursuant to § 1397E(e)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, this revenue procedure sets forth the maximum face amount of Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (“Bond” or “Bonds”) that may be issued for each State for each of the calendar years 2006 and 2007. For this purpose, “State” includes the District of Columbia and the possessions of the United States.
.01 Section 226 of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, Pub. L. 105-34, 111 Stat. 821 (1997), added § 1397E to the Internal Revenue Code to provide a credit to holders of Bonds under certain circumstances so that the Bonds generally can be issued without discount or interest. Ninety-five percent of Bond proceeds are to be used for qualified purposes, as defined by § 1397E(d)(5), with respect to a qualified zone academy, as defined by § 1397E(d)(4).
.02 Section 1397E(e)(1), as amended by § 107 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, Pub. L. 109-432, 120 Stat. 2922 (2006), provides that the national Bond limitation is $400 million for each of the years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. This amount is to be allocated among the States by the Secretary on the basis of their respective populations below the poverty level (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget) and is to be further allocated by each State to qualified zone academies within the State.
.03 Section 1397E(e)(4), as amended by § 509 of the Tax Relief Extension Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106-170, 113 Stat. 1860 (1999), provides that any carryforward of a limitation amount may be carried forward only to the first 2 years (3 years for carryforwards from 1998 or 1999) following the unused limitation year. For this purpose, a limitation amount shall be treated as used on a first-in, first-out basis.
.04 Rev. Proc. 98-9, 1998-1 C.B. 341; Rev. Proc. 98-57, 1998-2 C.B. 682; Rev. Proc. 2000-10, 2000-1 C.B. 287; Rev. Proc. 2001-14, 2001-1 C.B. 343; Rev. Proc. 2002-25, 2002-1 C.B. 800; Rev. Proc. 2002-72, 2002-2 C.B. 931; Rev. Proc. 2004-61, 2004-2 C.B. 707; and Rev. Proc. 2004-72, 2004-2 C.B. 1033, allocated among the States the national limitation for 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005, respectively.
The national limitation for Bonds for each of the calendar years 2006 and 2007 is $400 million. This amount is allocated among the States as follows:
|STATE||MAXIMUM FACE AMOUNT OF BONDS THAT MAY BE ISSUED FOR EACH OF THE CALENDAR YEARS 2006 AND 2007 (thousands of dollars)|
|District of Columbia||1,180|
This revenue procedure is effective for Bonds issued pursuant to the national limitation for calendar year 2006 on or after January 1, 2006, and Bonds issued pursuant to the national limitation for calendar year 2007 on or after January 1, 2007.
The principal author of this revenue procedure is David White of the Office of Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel (Tax Exempt & Government Entities). For further information regarding this revenue procedure, contact Mr. White at (202) 622-3980 (not a toll-free call).
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