Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2011-38 

September 19, 2011 

INCOME TAX


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T.D. 9540 T.D. 9540

Final regulations provide guidance relating to the use of actuarial tables in valuing annuities, interest for life or term of years, and remainder or reversionary interests. These regulations will affect the valuation of inter vivos and testamentary transfers of interests dependent on one or more measuring lives. These regulations are necessary because section 7520(c)(3) of the Code directs the Secretary to update the actuarial tables to reflect the most recent mortality experience available.

Notice 2011-72Notice 2011-72

This notice provides guidance on the tax treatment of cellular phones that employers provide to their employees primarily for noncompensatory business purposes. When an employer provides a cell phone to an employee for noncompensatory business reasons, the employee’s business use of the cell phone is excluded from gross income as a working condition fringe. The value of any personal use of an employer-provided cell phone can be excluded from income as a de minimis fringe benefit.


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