IRS Pronouncements--2020


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Note. The list below contains a synopses of revenue rulings, revenue procedures, notices, announcements and regulations beginning with those issued January 1, 2020. Because the IRS is no longer indexing the contents of the bulletins as in the past, we have created two indicies--this one is a complete list of all pronouncements. For an abbreviated list that is limited to those items we believe to be of interest to small to mid-sized business owners, their advisors, CPAs, enrolled agents, etc, go to IRS Pronouncements--2020--Short List. Please note. Revenue Rulings, Procedures, etc. are not always released in strict numberical order. For a abbreviated, similar listing for prior years, go to:

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We've included the IRB (Internal Revenue Bulletin) reference so you can find the full text on the IRS web site. We've tried to make the list as searchable as possible while keeping the descriptions short. Use the "find-in-page" or "find" feature of your browser (CTRL-F) to search this list. Be sure to try variations of keywords such as "activities" as well as "activity"; "depreciation" as well as "depreciate". The Applicable Federal Rate and interest rates on over- and underpayments are updated on our IRS Interest Rates page.

Notes.

For Revenue Rulings-- www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rr-20-xx.pdf
For Revenue Procedures-- www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-20-xx.pdf
For Notices-- www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-20-xx.pdf

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New Additions - Bulletin 22

Rev. Proc. 2020-30 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 1503; Form 8858; COVID-19; individuals may temporarily conduct activities in a foreign country that would not otherwise be conducted there.
Rev. Proc. 2020-21 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 147; temporary guidance; public approval requirement for tax-exempt qualified private activity bonds; COVID-19.
Rev. Proc. 2020-19 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 301; 305; real estate investment trusts; REITs; RIC; temporary reduction in minimum amount of cash that shareholders may receive to not less than 10 percent of total declared distribution; Rev. Proc. 2017-45 modified.

REG-113295-18 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 67; clarification of deductions allowed to an estate or non-grantor trust not miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to suspension; costs paid or incurred in connection with administration of estate or trust that would not be incurred but for the estate or trust; distribution deduction.

Notice 2020-33 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 125; carryover amount 20 percent of maximum salary reduction amount; for 2020 carryover amount increased from $500 to $550.
Notice 2020-29 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 125; cafeteria plans; COVID-19; flexibility; mid-year elections; during calendar year 2020; employer-sponsored health coverage; health Flexible Spending Arrangements; FSAs; dependent care assistance programs; increased flexibility with respect to grace periods to apply unused amounts; telehealth services.
Notice 2020-25 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 103; 141 through 150; temporary expansion of circumstances and time periods; tax-exempt bond purchased by state or local governmental issuer treated as continuing in effect.

For the full text of these rulings, go to Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-22

 

Cumulative Listings - 2020

Revenue Rulings

Rev. Rul. 2020-11 (IRB 2019-19) Applicable federal rates; adjusted federal long-term rate; May, 2020.
Rev. Rul. 2020-8 (IRB 2019-19) Sec. 6511; 10-year limitations period; claims of refund or overpayment resulting from foreign tax credit carryback arising as a result of a net operating loss carryback from a subsequent year; Rev. Rul. 71-533 suspended entirely; Rev. Rul. 68-150 suspended in party.
Rev. Rul. 2020-10 (IRB 2019-15) Sec. 1.61-21(g); fringe benefits aircraft valuation formula; SIFL cents-per-mile rate; employer-provided aircraft; first half of 2020.
Rev. Rul. 2020-9 (IRB 2019-15) Applicable federal rates; adjusted federal long-term rate; April, 2020.
Rev. Rul. 2020-7 (IRB 2019-12) Interest rates on underpayments and overpayments; quarter beginning April 1, 2020.
Rev. Rul. 2020-6 (IRB 2019-11) Applicable federal rates; adjusted federal long-term rate; March, 2020.
Rev. Rul. 2020-5 (IRB 2020-09) Sec. 1016; adjusted basis of an insurance contract not reduced by cost of insurance; Rev. Proc. 2009-13 and Rev. Rul. 20019-14 reversed; Tax Cuts and Jobs Act addition.
Rev. Rul. 2020-4 (IRB 2020-08) Sec. 42; computing income limits applicable to low-income housing credit; new minimum set-aside test; average income test.
Rev. Rul. 2020-3 (IRB 2020-07) Applicable federal rates; adjusted federal long-term rate; February, 2020
Rev. Rul. 2020-2 (IRB 2020-03) Sec. 401; tables of covered compensation; effective January 1, 2020.
Rev. Rul. 2020-1 (IRB 2019-03) Applicable federal rates; adjusted federal long-term rate; January, 2020.

 

Revenue Procedures

Rev. Proc. 2020-30 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 1503; Form 8858; COVID-19; individuals may temporarily conduct activities in a foreign country that would not otherwise be conducted there.
Rev. Proc. 2020-21 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 147; temporary guidance; public approval requirement for tax-exempt qualified private activity bonds; COVID-19.
Rev. Proc. 2020-19 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 301; 305; real estate investment trusts; REITs; RIC; temporary reduction in minimum amount of cash that shareholders may receive to not less than 10 percent of total declared distribution; Rev. Proc. 2017-45 modified.
Rev. Proc. 2020-29 (IRB 2020-21) Temporary modification of Rev. Proc. 2020-1 to allow for the electronic submission of requests for letter rulings, closing agreements, determination letters, etc.
Rev. Proc. 2020-27 (IRB 2020-20) Sec. 911; foreign earned income exclusion; relief from bona fide residence test and physical presence test; COVID-19 health emergency; qualified individual.
Rev. Proc. 2020-20 (IRB 2020-20) Nonreident individuals; substantial presence test; COVID-19; medical condition exception to exclude up to 60 consecutive days spent in U.S.; claiming benefits under and income tax treaty.
Rev. Proc. 2020-28 (IRB 2020-19) Economic impact payments provided by CARES Act; tax return filing procedures for certain eligible individuals not otherwise required to file 2019 Federal income tax return.
Rev. Proc. 2020-25 (IRB 2020-19) Sec. 168; change of depreciation method; qualified improvement property; QIP; making of late election for certain years.
Rev. Proc. 2020-26 (IRB 2020-18) Tax qualification of certain securitization vehicles that hold mortgage loans for which borrowers have participated in forbearance programs from COVID-19 emergency; real estate mortgage investment conduits; REMICs.
Rev. Proc. 2020-24 (IRB 2020-18) Sec. 172; net operating losses; NOLs; carryback of losses arising in 2018, 2019, and 2020 back 5 preceding taxable years; election to waive or reduce carryback period; election with respect to income inclusion as a result of Sec. 965.
Rev. Proc. 2020-23 (IRB 2020-18) Sec. 6031; CARES Act; partnerships; relief for 2018 and 2019 centralized partnership audit regime under BBA Act of 2015; amendment of partnership returns; administrative adjustment request; AAR.
Rev. Proc. 2020-22 (IRB 2020-18) Sec. 163; interest limitation deduction; elections to be an electing real property or farming trade or business.
Rev. Proc. 2020-14 (IRB 2020-16) Sec. 911; earned income exclusion; waiver of time requirements for time in foreign country; countries added to waiver countries.
Rev. Proc. 2020-18 (IRB 2020-15) Sec. 25; 143; qualified mortgage bonds; mortgage credit certificates; nationwide average purchase price for residences; purchase price safe harbor.
Rev. Proc. 2020-17 (IRB 2020-12) Sec. 6048; reporting information requirements; exemption for certain U.S. individuals' transactions with, and ownership of, certain tax-favored foreign trusts exclusively for retirement and pension benefits or medical, disability, or educational benefits; request for abatement of penalties.
Rev. Proc. 2020-13 (IRB 2020-11) SEc. 263A; taxpayers in farming business; changes by Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; application to certain plants; qualification as a small business under Sec. 448 gross receipts test.
Rev. Proc. 2020-12 (IRB 2020-11) Sec. 45Q; safe harbor relating to allocation of credits for the sequestration of carbon oxide to partners in a partnership for purposes of Sec. 704(b).
Rev. Proc. 2020-8 (IRB 2020-8) Form 1023; application for recognition of exemption organization; Sec. 501; electronic submission process; Rev. Proc. 2020-5 modified.
Rev. Proc. 2020-11 (IRB 2020-6) Sec. 108; income from discharge of indebtedness; Federal or private student loans to finance; discharge not taxable for certain students where schools closed.
Rev. Proc. 2020-10 (IRB 2020-2) Qualified pension plans; requirement to obtain opinion letters once every six years; third amendment cycle; date amendment cycles begin.
Rev. Proc. 2020-9 (IRB 2020-2) Sec. 401; amendments which are treated as integral to a plan provision that fails to satisfy qualification requirements of Code; recent regulations under Sec. 401(k), 401(m); hardship distributions of elective deferrals; interim amendment for pre-approved plans.
Rev. Proc. 2020-7 (IRB 2020-1) Areas of IRC under jurisdiction of Associate Chief Counsel (International); IRS will not issue determination letters or letter rulings.
Rev. Proc. 2020-5 (IRB 2020-1) Procedures for issuing determination letters; issues under jurisdiction of Director, Exempt Organizations; EO; rulings and agreements; pension, profit-sharing, stock bonus, annuity, and employee stock ownership plans; private foundation status; Sec. 7428.
Rev. Proc. 2020-4 (IRB 2020-1) Revised procedures; determination letters and letter rulings issued by the Commissioner; Tax Exempt and Government Entities; Employee Plans Rulings and Agreements; Rev. Procs. 2019-4 superseded.
Rev. Proc. 2020-3 (IRB 2020-1) Revised list of areas where IRS will not issue letter rulings or determination letters; Corporate; Financial Institutions and Products; Income Tax and Accounting; Passthroughs and Special Industries; Procedure and Administration; Tax Exempt and Government Entities; Associate Chief Counsel; Rev. Proc. 2019-3 superseded.
Rev. Proc. 2020-2 (IRB 2020-1) Procedures for Technical advice memoranda; TAMS; taxpayer rights when field office requests TAMS; Rev. Proc. 2019-2 superseded.
Rev. Proc. 2020-1 (IRB 2020-1) Procedures for letter rulings and information letters; Associate Chief Counsel; Corporate; Financial Institutions and Products; Income Tax and Accounting; International; Passthroughs and Special Industries; Procedure and Administration; Tax Exempt and Government Entities; Rev. Proc. 2019-1 superseded.

 

Regulations

T.D. 9896 (IRB 2020-18) Sec. 245; 267A; hybrid dividends and certain amounts paid or accrued in hybrid transactions or with hybrid entities; Secs. 1503; 6038; 6038A; 6038C; 7701.
T.D. 9895 (IRB 2020-15) Sec. 901; foreign taxes disqualfied for foreign tax credit; covered asset acquisitions that result in basis step-up.
T.D. 9893 (IRB 2020-9) Sec. 61; valuation of fringe benefits; employee personal use company car; maximum vehicle values for use with special valuation rule for autos; adoption of special valuation rule for 2018 and 2019.
T.D. 9892 (IRB 2020-8) Due dates and extensions of time to file certain tax returns and information returns; reflect statutory requirements; removal of a provision for electing large partnerships.
T.D. 9891 (IRB 2020-8) Sec. 721; transfers of appreciated property by U.S. persons to partnerships with related foreign partners; finalize REG-127203-15.
T.D. 9886 (IRB 2020-2) Sec. 512; calculation of unrelated business taxable income; UBTI; voluntary employees' beneficiary associations; VEBAs; supplement employee benefit trusts; SUBs.

 

Proposed Regulations

REG-113295-18 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 67; clarification of deductions allowed to an estate or non-grantor trust not miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to suspension; costs paid or incurred in connection with administration of estate or trust that would not be incurred but for the estate or trust; distribution deduction.
REG-106864-18 (IRB 2020-20) Sec. 511; exempt organizations; unrelated business income; more than one unrelated trade or business; calculation of taxable income from unrelated business activities; application to individual retirment accounts.
REG-117138-17 (IRB 2020-19) User fee on tax return preparers; PTIN number; costs recalculated; user fee reduced from $33 to $21 plus $14.95 third party contractor fee.
REG-106013-19 (IRB 2020-18) Sec. 245A; adjusting hybrid deduction accounts to take into account earnings and profits of a controlled foreign corporation included in income; conduit financing; multiple-party financing arrangements; Secs. 881; 951A; 7701.
REG-132529-17 (IRB 2020-17) Determining life insurance reserves; method of computing insurance reserves; reporting requirements.
REG-100814-19 (IRB 2020-12) Sec. 274; amendments by Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; elimination of deduction for expenditures related to entertainment, amusement, or recreation activities; whether an activity is entertainment.
REG-132741-17 (IRB 2020-10) Sec. 3401; 3402; conformation to changes made by Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; redesigned Form W-4; new computational procedures; employee withholding.
REG-125710-18 (IRB 2020-5) Sec. 382; portion of proposed rulemaking withdrawn; items of income and deduction included in calculation of built-in gains and losses; ownership changes.
REG-100956-19 (IRB 2020-4) Sec. 863; rules for determining source of income from sales of inventory produced in U.S. and sold without the U.S. or vice versa; sales of personal property sold by nonresident attributable to place of business in U.S.
REG-122180-18 (IRB 2020-3) Sec. 162; $1 million compensation limit for covered employee of publicly held corporation.
REG-107431-19 (IRB 2020-3) Sec. 162, 164, 170; proposed amendments to reflect current law; transfer to Sec. 170(c) entity for business purposes; safe harbor; payments for individuals who itemize contributions; benefits expected to be received by donor.

 

Notices

Notice 2020-33 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 125; carryover amount 20 percent of maximum salary reduction amount; for 2020 carryover amount increased from $500 to $550.
Notice 2020-29 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 125; cafeteria plans; COVID-19; flexibility; mid-year elections; during calendar year 2020; employer-sponsored health coverage; health Flexible Spending Arrangements; FSAs; dependent care assistance programs; increased flexibility with respect to grace periods to apply unused amounts; telehealth services.
Notice 2020-25 (IRB 2020-22) Sec. 103; 141 through 150; temporary expansion of circumstances and time periods; tax-exempt bond purchased by state or local governmental issuer treated as continuing in effect.
Notice 2020-36 (IRB 2020-21) Sec. 501; recognition of exemption from federal income tax; updated procedures; group basis for subordinate organizations affiliated with central organization.
Notice 2020-34 (IRB 2020-21) Sec. 45I; reference price for qualified natural gas production for qualified marginal wells.
Notice 2020-32 (IRB 2020-21) Loan forgiveness under CARES Act; guidance regarding nondeductibility of financed costs.
Notice 2020-31 (IRB 2020-19) Inflation adjustment factor and phase-out amount for enhanced oil recovery credit for taxable years beginning in 2020; 2019 calendar year price; phased out completely.
Notice 2020-30 (IRB 2020-19) Sec. 631A; applicable percentage for determining percentage deplection from marginal wells for 2020 is 15 percent.
Notice 2020-28 (IRB 2020-19) Sec. 43; 45; 45K; 631A; reference price; enhanced oil recovery credit; marginal well production credit for qualified crude oil production; percentage depletion from marginal wells.
Notice 2020-27 (IRB 2020-19) Corporate bond monthly yield curve April 2020; Sec. 417; 430; interest rate on 30-year Treasury securities.
Notice 2020-26 (IRB 2020-18) Sec. 6411; Net operating losses; NOLs; changes made by CARES Act; tentative carryback adjustment; taxable years beginning before calendar year 2018.
Notice 2020-23 (IRB 2020-18) Selected tax filings and payments delayed to July 15; specified time-sensitive actions also postponed; Notice 2020-18 and Notice 2020-20 amplified.
Notice 2020-22 (IRB 2020-17) Sec. 6302; failure to make a deposit of employment taxes; Families First Coronavirus Response Act; qualified sick leave; qualified family leaves wages; employment tax deposits in anticipation of credits.
Notice 2020-21 (IRB 2020-16) Sec. 3111; 3221; Families First Coronavirus Response Act; tax credits for qualified sick leave wages and qualified family leave wages; credit against employment taxes; certain self-employed individuals.
Notice 2020-20 (IRB 2020-16) Sec. 7508A; tax relief; due date for filing give and generation-skipping transfer tax returns due April 15; associated interest, penalties, and additions to tax for late payment suspended; Coronavirus Disease; Notice 2020-18 amplified.
Notice 2020-19 (IRB 2020-15) Notice 2004-20 withdrawn; listed transactions; Sec. 901 curtailed use of those transactions.
Notice 2020-18 (IRB 2020-15) Sec. 7508A; due date extensions for tax returns from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020; suspension of associated interest, additions to tas, late payment penalties; Notic 2020-17 superseded.
Notice 2020-17 (IRB 2020-15) Sec. 7508A; due date extensions for tax returns from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020; suspension of associated interest, additions to tas, late payment penalties.
Notice 2020-16 (IRB 2020-14) Corporate bond monthly yield curve March 2020; Sec. 417; 430; interest rate on 30-year Treasury securities.
Notice 2020-15 (IRB 2020-14) Sec. 223; high deductible health plan; HDHP; testing and treatment of COVID-19; satisfaction of applicable minimum deductible.
Notice 2020-14 (IRB 2020-13) 2020 Cumulative List of Changes in Plan Qualification Requirements for Pre-Approved Defined Benefit Plans; statutory and regulatory provisions issued between October 1, 2012 and December 31, 2019.
Notice 2020-13 (IRB 2020-11) Sec. 911; exclusion from gross income of foreign housing cost amount.
Notice 2020-12 (IRB 2020-11) Sec. 45Q; beginning of construction for the credit for carbon oxide sequestration; two methods to establish beginning of construction; physical work test and five-percent safe harbor.
Notice 2020-11 (IRB 2020-11) Corporate bond monthly yield curve February 2020; Sec. 417; 430; interest rate on 30-year Treasury securities.
Notice 2020-10 (IRB 2020-10) Sec. 42, 142, 146; state housing credit ceiling; private activity bond volume cap; private activity bond volume limit.
Notice 2020-9 (IRB 2020-7) Sec. 45 Indian coal production credit; inflation adjustment factor for 2018 and 2019.
Notice 2020-8 (IRB 2020-7) Sec. 6426; claim for credits and payments for biodiesel mixtures and alternative fuels sold in 2018 and 2019; instructions for claim.
Notice 2020-7 (IRB 2020-7) Corporate bond monthly yield curve January 2020; Sec. 417; 430; interest rate on 30-year Treasury securities.
Notice 2020-6 (IRB 2020-7) Reporting by financial institutions; notification to owners of IRAs; required minimum distribution; RMD; increase in age triggering RMD to 72.
Notice 2020-5 (IRB 2020-4) Sec. 61; standard mileage rates for 2020; cost of operating motor vehicle for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes; reduction to basis for deemed depreciation; maximum fair market value of employer-provided autos for personal use; fleet-average valuation rule; cents-per-mile valuation rule.
Notice 2020-4 (IRB 2020-4) Sec. 4081; temporary dyed fuel relief from Milwaukee or Madison terminals additional extension; Green Bay terminal.
Notice 2020-3 (IRB 2020-3) Sec. 3405; withholding from periodic payments for pensions, annuities, and certain other deferred income when no withholding certficate has been furnished.
Notice 2020-2 (IRB 2020-3) Sec. 871; delay of certain rules; extension of phase-in period in Notice 2018-72.
Notice 2020-1 (IRB 2020-2) Corporate bond monthly yield curve December 2019; Sec. 417; 430; interest rate on 30-year Treasury securities.

 

Announcements

Announcement 2020-5 (IRB 2020-19) Connecticut homeowners; financial assistance from Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company; premature deterioration of concrete foundations; mineral pyrrhotite.
Announcement 2020-4 (IRB 2020-17) Public hearings on proposed rulemaking will be held telephonically; submit public comments electronically.
Announcement 2020-3 (IRB 2020-15) Office of Professional Responsibility; OPR; disciplinary sanctions involving attorneys, certified public accountants, enrolled agents, enrolled actuaries, etc.
Announcement 2020-2 (IRB 2020-15) Advance pricing agreements; APA; Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement Program; APMA; report on experience, structure, and activities.
Announcement 2020-1 (IRB 2020-5) Sec.501(c)(3); revocation of organizations for failure to meet code requirements; contributions no longer deductible.

 

Action On Decision

Action on Decision 2020-3 (IRB 2020-17) Sec. 7811; acquiescence to the holding that the term “taxpayer” interpreted to include a wrongful-levy claimant. Nonacquiescence to the holding that suspends the running of the limitations periods for third-parties to file wrongful levy claims or suits. Rothkamm; (5th Cir. 2015).
Action on Decision 2020-2 (IRB 2020-14) Acquiescence in result only; medicaid waiver payments received as wages for care of taxpayer's disabled adult children in their own home; Feigh, 152 T.C. No. 15.
Action on Decision 2020-1 (IRB 2020-12) Nonacquiescence; Paychex Business Solutions, LLC et al.; bankrupt owner of employer who leased employees is responsible party.

 

       Links to Individual Bulletins

Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-1
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-2
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-3
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-4
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-5
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-6
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-7
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-8
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-9
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-10
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-11
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-12
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-13
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-14
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-15
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-16
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-17
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-18
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-19
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-20
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-21
Internal Revenue Bulletin 2020-22

 


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