The IRS Jumps on the CbC Reporting Bandwagon: REG-109822-15
From the Federal Register (Volume 80, Number 246, Wednesday, December 23, 2015), available here https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-23/html/2015-32145.htm, we read :
“DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Internal Revenue Service
26 CFR Part 1
AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.
SUMMARY: This document contains proposed regulations that would require annual country-by-country reporting by United States persons (U.S. persons) that are the ultimate parent entity of a multinational enterprise (MNE) group. These proposed regulations affect U.S. persons that are the ultimate parent entity of an MNE group that has annual revenue for the preceding annual accounting period of $850,000,000 or more. This document invites comments from the public on all aspects of the proposed rules and provides the opportunity for the public to request a public hearing.
DATES: Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by March 22, 2016.
ADDRESSES: Send submissions to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-109822-15), room 5203, Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG- 109822-15), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC, or sent electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov (indicate IRS REG- 109822-15).”
The Treasury explains, among other things:
“The Treasury Department and the IRS have sought to minimize deviations from the model template that was developed by G20 and OECD member countries based on extensive consultations with stakeholders. Nonetheless, the Treasury Department and the IRS understand that there may be areas where further clarification or refinement is warranted to take into account the purpose of these proposed regulations to collect relevant information for high-level risk assessment while minimizing the burdens imposed.”
The complete proposed rules are available here: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-23/html/2015-32145.htm
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