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Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2008-44 

November 3, 2008 


Partial Withdrawal of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Unified Rule for Loss on Subsidiary Stock


Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Partial withdrawal of notice of proposed rulemaking.


This document withdraws proposed regulations relating to the application of section 362(e)(2) to intercompany transactions and to certain modifications to the investment adjustment rules.


Marcie P. Barese, (202) 622-7790 (not a toll-free number).


Background and Explanation of Provisions

On January 23, 2007, the IRS and Treasury Department published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (REG-157711-02, 2007-8 I.R.B. 537 [72 FR 2964]) under §1.1502-36 (Unified Loss Rule). The proposed regulations provided rules under §1.1502-13(e)(4) that would suspend the application of section 362(e)(2) in the case of intercompany transactions. The proposed regulations also provided rules under §1.1502-32(c)(1)(ii) relating to the treatment of items attributable to property transferred in an intercompany section 362(e)(2) transaction.

After consideration of the comments received responding to the notice of proposed rulemaking, the IRS and Treasury Department have concluded that the proposed rules would not be promulgated and, instead, that final regulations would make section 362(e)(2) generally inapplicable to intercompany transactions. Accordingly, §§1.1502-13(e)(4) and 1.1502-32(c)(1)(ii) of the proposed regulations are hereby withdrawn.

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Partial Withdrawal of Proposed Regulations

Accordingly, under the authority of 26 U.S.C. 7805, proposed §§1.1502-13(e)(4) and 1.1502-32(c)(1)(ii) published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2007 are withdrawn.

Linda E. Stiff,
Deputy Commissioner for
Services and Enforcement.


(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on September 9, 2008, 4:15 p.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for September 17, 2008, 73 F.R. 53793)

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