Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2007-31 

July 30, 2007 

REG-144540-06

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by Cross-Reference to Temporary Regulations Built-in Gains and Losses Under Section 382(h)


AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rule making by cross-reference to temporary regulations.

SUMMARY:

In this issue of the Bulletin, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations (T.D. 9330) that apply to corporations that have undergone ownership changes within the meaning of section 382. These regulations provide guidance on the treatment of prepaid income under the built-in gain provisions of section 382(h). The text of the temporary regulations published in this issue of the Bulletin serves as the text of these proposed regulations.

DATES:

Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by September 12, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

Send submissions to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-144540-06), 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-144540-06), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC; or sent electronically, via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov (IRS REG-144540-06).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Concerning the proposed regulations, Keith Stanley, (202) 622-7750; concerning submission of comments, the hearing, and/or to be placed on the building access list to attend the hearing, Richard Hurst, at (202) 622-2949 (TDD Telephone) (not toll-free numbers) and his Email address is Richard.A.Hurst@irscounsel.treas.gov.

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 382 of the Code. The text of the temporary 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 proposed regulations will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. These regulations only apply in the rare circumstance in which a qualifying loss corporation that uses a particular accounting method undergoes an ownership change. Therefore, a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 6) is not required. Nevertheless, the IRS and Treasury Department request comments from small entities that believe they might be adversely affected by these regulations. Pursuant to section 7805(f) of the Internal Revenue 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 a 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. Please see the “Comments” section of the temporary regulation on this subject for a description of specific issues on which comments are requested. The IRS and Treasury Department also 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. 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 * * *

Section 1.382-7 is also issued under 26 U.S.C. 382(m). * * *

Par. 2. Section 1.382-7 is added to read as follows:

§1.382-7 Built-in gains and losses.

[The text of this proposed section is the same as the text of §1.382-7T(a) through (b)(1) published elsewhere in this issue of the Bulletin].

Kevin M. Brown,
Deputy Commissioner for
Services and Enforcement.

Note

(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on June 13, 2007, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for June 14, 2007, 72 F.R. 32828)

Drafting Information

The principal author of these regulations is Sean McKeever, Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Corporate).

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