Announcement 2009-20

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Internal Revenue Bulletin:

2009-12 March 23, 2009

Announcement 2009-20

Consolidated Returns; Intercompany Obligations; Correction



Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Correcting amendment.


This document contains corrections to final regulations (T.D. 9442, 2009-6 I.R.B. 434) that were published in the Federal Register on Monday, December 29, 2008 (73 FR 79324) under section 1502 of the Internal Revenue Code providing guidance regarding the treatment of transactions involving obligations between members of a consolidated group.


This correction is effective February 11, 2009, and is applicable on December 29, 2008.


Frances Kelly, (202) 622-7770 (not a toll-free number).



The final regulations that are the subject of this document are under section 1502 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Need for Correction

As published, final regulations (T.D. 9442) contains errors that may prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification.

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Correction of Publication

Accordingly, 26 CFR part 1 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments:


Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read in part as follows:

Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * *

Par. 2. Section 1.1502-13 is amended as follows:

1. The second sentence of paragraph (g)(3)(i)(B) is revised.

2. Paragraph (g)(3)(i)(B)(1)(vi) is revised.

3. Paragraph (g)(7)(ii) Example 4. (ii) is revised.

4. The paragraph title for paragraph (g)(7)(ii) Example 4. (iv) is added.

5. The sixth sentence of paragraph (g)(7)(ii) Example 5. (i) is revised.

§1.1502-13 Intercompany transactions.

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(g) * * *

(3) * * *

(i) * * *

(B) * * * In making this determination, if a creditor or debtor realizes an amount in a transaction in which a creditor assigns all or part of its rights under an intercompany obligation to the debtor, or a debtor assigns all or part of its obligations under an intercompany obligation to the creditor, the transaction will be treated as an extinguishment and will be excepted from the definition of “triggering transaction” only if either of the exceptions in paragraphs (g)(3)(i)(B)(5) or (6) of this section apply. * * *

(1) * * *

(vi) The stock of the transferee member (or a higher-tier member other than a higher-tier member of an 80-percent chain that includes the transferor and transferee) is disposed of within 12 months from the assignment of the intercompany obligation, unless at the time of the assignment, the transferor member, transferee member (or in the case of successive section 351 exchanges, each transferor and transferee member) and the debtor member are all in the same 80-percent chain; and all of the stock of the transferee (or in the case of successive section 351 exchanges, the lowest-tier transferee) held by members of the group is disposed of as part of the same plan or arrangement, either directly or indirectly, to persons that are not members of the group.

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(7) * * *

(ii) * * *

Example 4. * * *

(ii) No deemed satisfaction and reissuance. Because the assignment of the B note is an exchange to which section 351 applies and neither S nor B recognize gain or loss, the transaction is not a triggering transaction under paragraph (g)(3)(i)(B)(1) of this section, and the note is not treated as satisfied and reissued under paragraph (g)(3)(ii) of this section.

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(iv) Transferee loss subject to limitation. * * *

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Example 5. * * *

(i) * * * The terms and conditions of the note are not modified in connection with the sales transaction, the transaction does not result in a change in payment expectations, and no amount of income, gain, deduction, or loss is recognized by S, B, or T with respect to the note.

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Guy Traynor,
Acting Chief,
Publications and
Legal Processing Division,
Associate Chief Counsel
(Procedure and Administration).


(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on March 4, 2009, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for March 5, 2009, 74 F.R. 6828)

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