Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2010-2 

January 11, 2010 

INCOME TAX


Rev. Rul. 2010-1 Rev. Rul. 2010-1

Federal rates; adjusted federal rates; adjusted federal long-term rate and the long-term exempt rate. For purposes of sections 382, 642, 1274, 1288, and other sections of the Code, tables set forth the rates for January 2010.

Notice 2010-1 Notice 2010-1

This notice provides that after a Code section 338(g) or 338(h)(10) election, new target and old target are treated as the same corporation for purposes of section 807(e)(4).

Notice 2010-2 Notice 2010-2

This notice provides additional guidance regarding the application of section 382 of the Code and other provisions of law to corporations whose instruments are acquired and disposed of by the Treasury Department pursuant to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, (EESA). Notice 2009-38 amplified and superseded.

Notice 2010-3 Notice 2010-3

This notice modifies Notice 2008-55 to extend the date by which an initial liquidity facility may be added to support certain auction rate preferred stock to December 31, 2010. Notice 2008-55 modified.

Notice 2010-4 Notice 2010-4

This notice provides guidance and limited penalty relief to middlemen and trustees for transition year reporting for widely held mortgage trusts (WHMTs). The notice also provides guidance on the preparation of Forms 1099 and written tax information statements and on furnishing tax information packages for certain non-mortgage widely held fixed investment trusts (NMWHFITs). The notice also provides guidance on trust interest holders’ (TIHs’) treatment of transition payments.

Notice 2010-5 Notice 2010-5

This notice provides for funds that otherwise qualify for the exception under sections 1.148(d)(1)(i) through (v) to guarantee bonds in an amount equal to 500% of the cost of the assets of the fund. The notice also solicits public comment with respect to this change.


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