Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2008-42 

October 20, 2008 

Notice 2008-83

Application of Section 382(h) to Banks


SECTION 1. OVERVIEW

The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department are studying the proper treatment under section 382(h) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) of certain items of deduction or loss allowed after an ownership change to a corporation that is a bank (as defined in section 581) both immediately before and after the change date (as defined in section 382(j)). As described below under the heading Reliance on Notice, such banks may rely upon this guidance unless and until there is additional guidance.

SECTION 2. TREATMENT OF DEDUCTIONS UNDER SECTION 382(h)

For purposes of section 382(h), any deduction properly allowed after an ownership change (as defined in section 382(g)) to a bank with respect to losses on loans or bad debts (including any deduction for a reasonable addition to a reserve for bad debts) shall not be treated as a built-in loss or a deduction that is attributable to periods before the change date.

SECTION 3. RELIANCE ON NOTICE

Corporations described in section 1 of this notice may rely on the treatment set forth in this notice, unless and until there is additional guidance.

SECTION 4. SCOPE

This notice does not address the application of any provision of the Code other than section 382.

The principal author of this notice is Mark S. Jennings of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Corporate). For further information regarding this notice, contact Mark S. Jennings at (202) 622-7750 (not a toll-free call).


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