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Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2015-47 

November 23, 2015 


Announcement 2015–26Announcement 2015–26

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.

Notice 2015–77Notice 2015–77

This notice amplifies Notice 2013–7, 2013–6 I.R.B. 477, with respect to the Treasury Department’s Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for the Hardest-Hit Housing Markets (HFA Hardest Hit Fund) by extending through taxable year 2017 the safe harbor method for computing a homeowner’s deduction for payments made on a home mortgage and the relief for mortgage servicers and state housing finance agencies (State HFAs) from penalties relating to information reporting. In addition, this notice amplifies Rev. Proc. 2011–55, 2011–47 I.R.B. 793, by extending its scope and effective date through calendar year 2017 for the HFA Hardest Hit Fund.

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