Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2010-51 

December 20, 2010 


REG-100194-10 REG-100194-10

Proposed regulations under section 6011(e)(3) of the Code relate to the requirement for “specified tax return preparers,” generally tax return preparers who reasonably expect to file more than 10 individual income tax returns in a calendar year (100 or more in 2011), to file individual income tax returns using magnetic media (electronically). A public hearing is scheduled for January 7, 2011.

Notice 2010-85 Notice 2010-85

This notice contains a proposed revenue procedure that provides guidance to specified tax return preparers regarding the procedures to request a waiver of the magnetic media (electronic) filing requirement, due to undue hardship, under section 6011(e)(3) of the Code and proposed section 301.6011-6 of the Regulations on Procedure and Administration, which is being published contemporaneously with this notice. The proposed revenue procedure also provides guidance regarding how to document a taxpayer’s choice to file the taxpayer’s individual income tax return in paper format when the return is prepared by the preparer but filed by the taxpayer.

Notice 2010-88 Notice 2010-88

Optional standard mileage rates for 2011. This notice announces 51 cents as the optional standard mileage rate for business use of an automobile, 14 cents as the optional rate for use of an automobile as a charitable contribution, and 19 cents as the optional rate for use of an automobile as a medical or moving expense for 2011. The notice also provides the amount a taxpayer must use in calculating reductions to basis for depreciation taken under the business standard mileage rate and the maximum standard automobile cost for automobiles under a FAVR allowance.

Rev. Proc. 2010-51 Rev. Proc. 2010-51

Optional standards mileage rates procedures. This procedure provides the rules for substantiating the deductible expenses of using an automobile for business, moving, medical, or charitable purposes. The revenue procedure also provides rules for substantiating the amount of an employee's ordinary and necessary business expenses of local travel or transportation away from home that a payor (an employer, its agent, or a third party) reimburses using a mileage allowance. Rev. Proc. 2009-54 superseded.

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