Revenue Procedure 2014-16 modifies the procedures for obtaining the automatic consent of the Commissioner for certain changes in methods of accounting for amounts paid to acquire, produce, or improve tangible property. This revenue procedure also provides procedures for obtaining automatic consent to change to (1) a reasonable method described in section 1.263A-1(f)(4) of the regulations for self-constructed assets, and (2) a permissible method under section 263A(b)(2) of the Code and section 1.263A-3(a)(1) for certain costs related to real property acquired through a foreclosure or similar transaction. Rev. Proc. 2011-14 modified and clarified, and Rev. Proc. 2012-19 modified and superseded.

Notice 2014-10 provides relief from the individual shared responsibility payment required under § 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code for months in 2014 in which individuals have, under Medicaid and chapter 55 of Title 10, U.S.C. (medical and dental care for members and certain former members of the uniformed services, and for their dependents), limited-benefit health coverage that is not minimum essential coverage. Specifically, the § 5000A shared responsibility payment will not be imposed with respect to an individual for months in 2014 when the individual has coverage under family planning services Medicaid, tuberculosis-related services Medicaid, pregnancy-related Medicaid, emergency medical conditions Medicaid, a Section 1115 demonstration project authorized under section 1115(a)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315(a)(2)), coverage for medically needy individuals, uniformed services space available care, or uniformed services line-of-duty care.

Revenue Ruling 2014-6 provides various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes including the applicable federal interest rates, the adjusted applicable federal interest rates, the adjusted federal long-term rate and the adjusted federal long-term tax-exempt rate. These rates are determined as prescribed by § 1274. The rates are published monthly for purposes of sections 42, 382, 412, 1288, 1274, 7520, 7872, and various other sections of the Internal Revenue Code.

Announcement 2014-4 extending to February 2, 2015, the deadline to submit on-cycle applications for opinion and advisory letters for pre-approved defined benefit plans for the plans’ second six-year remedial amendment cycle. The submission period for these applications was scheduled to expire on January 31, 2014. This extension applies to defined benefit mass submitter lead and specimen plans, word-for-word identical plans, master and prototype minor modifier placeholder applications, and non-mass submitter defined benefit plans.