Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2013-14 

April 1, 2013 

INCOME TAX


Notice 2013-15 Notice 2013-15

This notice advises State and local housing credit agencies that allocate low-income housing tax credits under section 42 of the Code, and States and other issuers of tax-exempt private activity bonds under section 141, of the population figures to use in calculating: (1) the 2013 calendar year population-based component of the State housing credit ceiling (Credit Ceiling) under section 42(h)(3)(C)(ii); (2) the 2013 calendar year volume cap (Volume Cap) under section 146; and (3) the 2013 volume limit (Volume Limit) under section 142(k)(5).

Notice 2013-18 Notice 2013-18

Notice 2013-18 modifies and supersedes Notice 2000-45, 2000-2 C.B. 256, which provides guidance to taxpayers engaged in the trade or business of farming in determining whether a plant has a preproductive period in excess of 2 years for purposes of section 263A(d) and (e) of the Code. Specifically, Notice 2013-18 removes raspberry, blackberry, and papaya plants from the previously published list of plants having a preproductive period in excess of 2 years. Concurrently with the issuance of Notice 2013-18, the Service and the Treasury Department issued Rev. Proc. 2013-20, which modifies Rev. Proc. 2011-14, 2011-4 I.R.B. 330, to provide procedures for a taxpayer to obtain the automatic consent of the Commissioner under § 446(e) of the Code to change its method of accounting under § 263A for the production of one or more plants removed from the list of plants grown in commercial quantities in the United States having a preproductive period in excess of two years based on the nationwide weighted average preproductive period for such plant. Notice 2000-45 modified and superseded.

Notice 2013-19 Notice 2013-19

This notice provides guidance on whether, for purposes of applying the limitation set forth in the flush language of section 807(d)(1) of the Code (the statutory reserve cap), deficiency reserves are included in the amount taken into account with respect to a life insurance contract in determining statutory reserve under section 807(d)(6).

Rev. Proc. 2013-20 Rev. Proc. 2013-20

Revenue Procedure 2013-20 modifies Rev. Proc. 2011-14, 2011-4 I.R.B. 330, to provide procedures for a taxpayer to obtain the automatic consent of the Commissioner under section 446(e) of Code to change its method of accounting under section 263A for the production of one or more plants removed from the list of plants grown in commercial quantities in the United States having a preproductive period in excess of two years based on the nationwide weighted average preproductive period for such plant. Concurrently with the issuance of Rev. Proc. 2013-20, the Service and the Treasury Department issued Notice 2013-18, modifying and superseding Notice 2000-45. Notice 2013-18 removes blackberry, raspberry, and papaya plants from the list of plants that produce crops or yields that have a nationwide weighted average preproductive period in excess of 2 years. Rev. Proc. 2011-14 modified.


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