Today, Treasury and the IRS issued proposed regulations (REG-138759-14) which would allow consolidated group members that are partners in the same partnership to aggregate their bases in stock distributed by the partnership for the purpose of limiting the application of rules that might otherwise cause basis reduction or gain recognition.  In addition, the proposed regulations would require certain corporations that engage in gain elimination transactions to reduce the basis of corporate assets or to recognize gain.  Comments and requests for a public hearing are due by September 10.