Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2008-52 

December 29, 2008 

INCOME TAX


Rev. Rul. 2008-54 Rev. Rul. 2008-54

Interest rates; underpayments and overpayments. The rates of interest determined under section 6621 of the Code for the calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2009, will be 5 percent for overpayments (4 percent in the case of a corporation), 5 percent for underpayments, and 7 percent for large corporate underpayments. The rate of interest paid on the portion of a corporate overpayment exceeding $10,000 will be 2.5 percent.

Notice 2008-115 Notice 2008-115

This notice provides guidance to employers and payers on their reporting and wage withholding requirements for calendar year 2008 with respect to deferrals of compensation and amounts includible in gross income under section 409A of the Code. In addition, this notice provides guidance to service providers on their income tax reporting and tax payment requirements with respect to amounts includible in gross income under section 409A. Notice 2005-1 modified.

Notice 2008-116 Notice 2008-116

This notice extends to taxable years that begin before January 1, 2009, the interim guidance provided in Notice 2008-32, 2008-11 I.R.B. 593, on the treatment under section 67 of the Code of investment advisory costs and other costs subject to the 2-percent floor under section 67(a) that are integrated as part of one commission or fee paid to the trustee or executor and are incurred by a trust other than a grantor trust or an estate. Notice 2008-32 modified and superseded.

Rev. Proc. 2008-68 Rev. Proc. 2008-68

Section 305. This procedure provides temporary guidance regarding section 305 treatment of a stock distribution by a publicly traded real estate investment (REIT) trust in which the shareholders have an election to receive money or stock, subject to an aggregate limitation on the amount of money to be distributed.


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