Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2010-50 

December 13, 2010 

INCOME TAX


Rev. Rul. 2010-29 Rev. Rul. 2010-29

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 December 2010.

Rev. Rul. 2010-30 Rev. Rul. 2010-30

Section 1274A - inflation adjusted numbers for 2011. This ruling provides the dollar amounts, increased by the 2011 inflation adjustment, for section 1274A of the Code. Rev. Rul. 2010-2 supplemented and superseded.

Notice 2010-81 Notice 2010-81

This notice provides guidance on the determination of when state and local bonds (as defined in section 103(c)) are considered “issued” for purposes of deadlines on issuing bonds. The notice provides guidance on the relevant distinction between the “issue date” of a “bond” versus the “issue date” of an “issue” for purposes of this determination. One instance, among others in which this notice applies, is in determining when Build America Bonds, structured as “draw-down” bonds or loans in which draws are funded at different times are considered issued for purposes of statutory deadlines on issuing these bonds under section 54AA.

Rev. Proc. 2010-47 Rev. Proc. 2010-47

Cost limitations for expensing section 179 property. This procedure provides that for taxable years beginning in 2010, the aggregate cost of any section 179 property a taxpayer elects to treat as an expense cannot exceed $500,000. This amount is reduced by the amount by which the cost of the property placed in service during the year exceeds $2,000,000. Rev. Proc. 2009-50 modified and superseded. Rev. Proc. 2010-24 superseded.

Rev. Proc. 2010-49 Rev. Proc. 2010-49

Insurance companies; loss reserves; discounting unpaid losses. This procedure sets forth the loss payment patterns and discount factors for accident year 2010. Under section 846 of the Code, discount factors are determined by the Secretary based on the interest rate determined annually under section 846(c) and on loss payment patterns determined every five years under section 846(d). Section 846(d) directs the Secretary to use the most recent aggregate loss payment data of property and casualty insurance companies to determine and publish a loss payment pattern for each line of business every five years.

Rev. Proc. 2010-50 Rev. Proc. 2010-50

Insurance companies; discounting estimated salvage recoverable. This procedure sets forth the salvage discount factors for accident year 2010 for purposes of section 832 of the Code. Under section 832, discount factors are determined by the Secretary based on the interest rate determined annually under section 846(c) and on salvage recovery patterns determined every five years by the Secretary.


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