Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2007-18 

April 30, 2007 

REG-156420-06

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by Cross-Reference to Temporary Regulations Anti-Avoidance and Anti-Loss Reimportation Rules Applicable Following a Loss on Disposition of Stock of Consolidated Subsidiaries


AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary regulations.

SUMMARY:

In this issue of the Bulletin, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations (T.D. 9322) under section 1502 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The temporary regulations provide guidance to corporations filing consolidated returns. The temporary regulations apply an anti-avoidance rule and revise an anti-loss reimportation rule that applies after a disposition of stock of a subsidiary at a loss. The text of those regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.

DATES:

Written or electronic comments or a request for a public hearing must be received by July 9, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

Send submissions to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-156420-06), room 5203, Internal Revenue Service, PO Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-156420-06), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, or sent electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov (IRS-REG-156420-06).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Concerning the proposed regulations, Theresa Abell (202) 622-7700 or Phoebe Bennett (202) 622-7770; concerning submission of comments and request for public hearing, Richard Hurst at Richard.A.Hurst@irscounsel.treas.gov or (202) 622-7180 (not toll-free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background and Explanation of Provisions

Temporary regulations in this issue of the Bulletin amend the Income Tax Regulations (26 CFR part 1) relating to section 1502. The temporary regulations provide guidance to corporations filing consolidated returns. The temporary regulations apply an anti-avoidance rule and revise an anti-loss reimportation rule that applies following a disposition of stock of a subsidiary at a loss. The text of those regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary regulations explains the amendments.

Special Analyses

It has been determined that this notice of proposed rulemaking is not a significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 12866. Therefore, a regulatory assessment is not required. It is hereby certified that these regulations will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This certification is based on the fact that these regulations primarily will affect affiliated groups of corporations that have elected to file consolidated returns, which tend to be larger entities. Therefore, a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 6) is not required. Pursuant to section 7805(f) of the Code, this notice of proposed rulemaking will be submitted to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment on its impact on small business.

Comments and Requests for Public Hearing

Before these proposed regulations are adopted as final regulations, consideration will be given to any written (a signed original and eight (8) copies) or electronic comments that are submitted timely to the IRS. The IRS and Treasury Department request comments on the clarity of the proposed rules and how they can be made easier to understand. All comments will be available for public inspection and copying. A public hearing will be scheduled if requested in writing by any person that timely submits written comments. If a public hearing is scheduled, notice of the date, time, and place for the public hearing will be published in the Federal Register.

Proposed Amendments to the Regulations

Accordingly, 26 CFR part 1 is proposed to be amended as follows:

PART 1—INCOME TAXES

Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 1 is amended by adding an entry in numerical order to read as follows:

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

Par. 2. Section 1.1502-32 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(3)(iii)(D) and adding paragraph (k) to read as follows:

§1.1502-32 Investment adjustments.

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(b) * * *

(3) * * *

(iii) * * *

(D) [The text of the proposed amendment to §1.1502-32(b)(3)(iii)(D) is the same as the text of §1.1502-32T(b)(3)(iii)(D) published elsewhere in this issue of the Bulletin].

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(k) [The text of the proposed amendment to §1.1502-32(k) is the same as the text of §1.1502-32T(k) published elsewhere in this issue of the Bulletin].

Par. 3. Section 1.1502-35 is amended by:

1. Revising paragraphs (g)(3) and (h).

2. Adding new paragraph (g)(6).

3. Paragraph (j) is revised.

The revisions and additions read as follows:

§1.1502-35 Transfers of subsidiary stock and deconsolidations of subsidiaries.

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(g) * * *

(3) [The text of the proposed amendment to §1.1502-35(g)(3) is the same as the text of §1.1502-35T(g)(3) published elsewhere in this issue of the Bulletin].

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(6) [The text of the proposed amendment to §1.1502-35(g)(6) is the same as the text of §1.1502-35T(g)(6) published elsewhere in this issue of the Bulletin].

(h) [The text of the proposed amendment to §1.1502-35(h) is the same as the text of §1.1502-35T(h) published elsewhere in this issue of the Bulletin].

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(j) [The text of the proposed amendment to §1.1502-35(j) is the same as the text of §1.1502-35T(j) published elsewhere in this issue of the Bulletin].

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Linda M. Kroening,
Acting Deputy Commissioner for
Services and Enforcement.

Note

(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on April 9, 2007, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for April 10, 2007, 72 F.R. 17814)

Drafting Information

The principal author of these regulations is Phoebe Bennett, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Corporate). However, other personnel from the IRS and Treasury Department participated in their development.

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