Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2012-30 

July 23, 2012 

REG-125570-11

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by Cross-Reference to Temporary Regulations Disregarded Entities and the Indoor Tanning Services Excise Tax


AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary regulations.

SUMMARY:

In this issue of the Bulletin, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations (T.D. 9596) relating to disregarded entities (including qualified subchapter S subsidiaries) and the indoor tanning services excise tax. These regulations affect disregarded entities responsible for collecting the indoor tanning services excise tax and owners of those disregarded entities. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of the proposed regulations.

DATES:

Comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by September 24, 2012.

ADDRESSES:

Send submissions to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-125570-11), room 5205, Internal Revenue Service, PO Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered to: CC:PA:LPD:PR Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-125570-11), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW; Washington, DC, or sent electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov (IRS REG-125570-11).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Concerning the proposed regulations, Michael H. Beker, (202) 622-3130; concerning submissions of comments and requests for a public hearing, Oluwafunmilayo Taylor, (202) 622-7180 (not toll-free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

This document contains proposed amendments to the Income Tax Regulations (26 CFR part 1) under section 1361 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and the Procedure and Administration Regulations (26 CFR part 301) under section 7701 of the Code. The text of temporary regulations published in this issue of the Bulletin also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary regulations explains the temporary regulations and these proposed regulations.

Special Analyses

It has been determined that this notice of proposed rulemaking is not a significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 12866, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563. Therefore, a regulatory assessment is not required. It has also been determined that section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 5) does not apply to these regulations, and because these regulations do not impose a collection of information on small entities, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 6) does not apply. Pursuant to section 7805(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, this regulation has been submitted to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment on its impact on small business.

Comments and Requests for a Public Hearing

Before these proposed regulations are adopted as final regulations, consideration will be given to any comments that are submitted timely to the IRS as prescribed in this preamble under the “Addresses” heading.The IRS and the Treasury Department request comments on all aspects of the proposed rules. All comments will be available at www.regulations.gov or upon request. A public hearing will be scheduled if requested in writing by any person that timely submits written comments. If a public hearing is scheduled, notice of the date, time, and place for the public hearing will be published in the Federal Register.

Proposed Amendments to the Regulations

Accordingly, 26 CFR parts 1 and 301 are proposed to be amended as follows:

PART 1—INCOME TAX

Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read in part as follows:

Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * *

Par. 2. Section 1.1361-4 is amended by adding paragraph (a)(8)(iii) to read as follows:

§1.1361-4 Effect of QSub election.

(a) * * *

(8) * * *

(iii) [The text of proposed §1.1361-4(a)(8)(iii) is the same as the text of §1.1361-4T(a)(8)(iii)(A) and (B) published elsewhere in this issue of the Bulletin].

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PART 301—PROCEDURE AND ADMINISTRATION

Par. 3. The authority citation for part 301 continues to read in part as follows:

Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * *

Par. 4. Section 301.7701-2 is amended by adding new paragraphs (c)(2)(vi) and (e)(9) to read as follows:

§301.7701-2 Business entities; definitions.

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(c) * * *

(2) * * *

(vi) [The text of proposed §301.7701-2(c)(2)(vi) is the same as the text of §301.7701-2T(c)(2)(vi) published elsewhere in this issue of the Bulletin].

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(e) * * *

(9) [The text of proposed §301.7701-2(e)(9) is the same as the text of §301.7701-2T(e)(9)(i) published elsewhere in this issue of the Bulletin].

Steven T. Miller,
Deputy Commissioner for
Services and Enforcement
.

Note

(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on June 22, 2012, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for June 25, 2012, 77 F.R. 37886)

Drafting Information

The principal author of these regulations is Michael H. Beker, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries). However, other personnel from the IRS and the Treasury Department participated in their development.

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