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Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2016-49 

December 5, 2016 


Announcement 2016–40Announcement 2016–40

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.

Rev. Proc. 2016–57Rev. Proc. 2016–57

This revenue procedure obsoletes Rev. Proc. 2003–41, SB/SE—Appeals Fast Track Mediation Procedure, and creates a fast track mediation program specifically directed at resolving certain collection cases and issues. Fast Track Mediation—Collection (FTMC) provides taxpayers an opportunity to resolve certain offer-in-compromise (OIC) and trust fund recovery penalty (TFRP) disputes on an expedited basis with an Office of Appeals mediator serving as a neutral party. FTMC is limited to certain OIC and TFRP issues and cases worked by Collection.

Notice 2016–70Notice 2016–70

This notice extends the due dates for certain information reporting requirements for 2016 imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) under section 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code. Specifically, this notice extends the due date for furnishing to individuals the 2016 Form 1095–B, Health Coverage, and the 2016 Form 1095–C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, from January 31, 2017, to March 2, 2017. This notice also provides for transitional good-faith relief from the penalties imposed by sections 6721 and 6722 of the Internal Revenue Code relating to the 2016 information reporting requirements under sections 6055 and 6056.

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