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Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2003-49 

December 8, 2003 


Notice 2003-76 Notice 2003-76

This notice sets out transactions that have been identified by the Treasury Department and the IRS as “listed transactions” for purposes of the regulations under sections 6011 and 6111 of the Code. Notice 2001-51 supplemented and superseded.

Notice 2003-77 Notice 2003-77

Transfer to trusts to provide for the satisfaction of contested liabilities. This notice provides that certain transfers to trusts to provide for the satisfaction of contested liabilities under section 461(f) of the Code are listed transactions.

Rev. Proc. 2003-85 Rev. Proc. 2003-85

Cost-of-living adjustments for 2004. This procedure provides cost-of-living adjustments for the tax rate tables for individuals, estates, and trusts, the standard deduction amounts, the personal exemption, and several other items that use the adjustment method provided for the tax rate tables. The Service also provides the adjustment for eligible long-term care premiums and another item that uses the adjustment method provided for eligible long-term care premiums.

Announcement 2003-75 Announcement 2003-75

This document provides updated requirements relating to the composite substitute statement procedures, outlined in Publication 1179, General Rules and Specifications for Substitute Forms 1096, 1098, 1099, 5498, W-2G and 1042-S. These procedures have been revised to allow composite substitute statements to be furnished for Form 1099-DIV and Form 1099-MISC reporting substitute payments in lieu of dividends. All other rules and specifications for preparing substitute forms remain the same. Rev. Proc. 2003-28, 2003-16 I.R.B. 759, modified in part.

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