The notice of proposed rulemaking providing rules under section 965 published in the Federal Register on August 9, 2018, provided, among other things, for a basis election to be made by United States shareholders in certain circumstances. The guidance impacts proposed regulations issued in August 2018.
Under the guidance:
- U.S. shareholders are allowed an extended time to make the basis adjustment election under the reduction rules of Code Sec. 965(b). This Notice 2018-78 announces that the due date for the basis election that would otherwise be required to be made before the final regulations are published will be extended to 90 days after the publication of the final regulations. Further, elections made in the interim will be revocable.
- A more taxpayer favorable rule will be included in the final regulations for determining the aggregate foreign cash position of a U.S. shareholder that is a member of a consolidated group. The determination of the aggregate foreign cash position of a United States shareholder that is a member of a consolidated group, which were inconsistent with the more taxpayer-favorable rule announced in Notice 2018-07. and