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Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2014-20 

May 12, 2014 

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Announcement 2014–20Announcement 2014–20

The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) announces recent disciplinary sanctions involving attorneys, certified public accountants, enrolled agents, enrolled actuaries, enrolled retirement plan agents, and appraisers. These individuals are subject to the regulations governing practice before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which are set out in Title 31, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 10, and which are published in pamphlet form as Treasury Department Circular No. 230. The regulations prescribe the duties and restrictions relating to such practice and prescribe the disciplinary sanctions for violating the regulations.

Announcement 2014–21Announcement 2014–21

This announcement contains corrections to the final and temporary regulations (TD 9658) that were published in the Federal Register on March 6, 2014 (79 FR 12726). The instruction in the temporary regulations to amend § 1.6045–1T is incorrect. Instead, § 1.6045–1T is added.

Rev. Proc. 2014–30Rev. Proc. 2014–30

This revenue procedure provides the 2015 inflation adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) under section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Notice 2014–31Notice 2014–31

This notice extends the guidance provided in Notice 2012–45 regarding the treatment of income from certain government bonds held by certain active banks for purposes of determining whether a foreign corporation is a passive foreign investment company (PFIC) to taxable years of foreign corporations beginning in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Rev. Proc. 2014–31Rev. Proc. 2014–31

This procedure provides issuers of qualified mortgage bonds (QMBs) and qualified mortgage credit certificates (MCCs) with average area purchase price safe harbors for statistical areas in the United States and with a nationwide average purchase price for residences in the United States for purposes of the QMB rules under section 143 of the Code and the MCC rules under section 25. Rev. Proc. 2013–28 is obsolete except as provided in section 6 of this revenue procedure.

Notice 2014–32Notice 2014–32

This notice announces modifications to the regulations under section 367(b) of the Internal Revenue Code relating to the treatment of property used to acquire parent stock or securities in certain triangular reorganizations involving foreign corporations.


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