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Technical Corrections Act of 1983 -
Amendments Related to Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to make technical corrections to provisions relating to individual taxpayers. Revises the definition of regular tax. Limits the special election for intangible drilling and development costs to wells located in the United States. Makes technical corrections to provisions primarily relating to businesses. Limits the investment tax credit allowed for mineral exploration and development costs to deposits located in the United States. Revises rules relating to corporate preference items relating to capital gains and cost depletion. Revises the definition of interest on debt to carry tax-exempt obligations acquired after December 31, 1982. Requires the adjustment in the bases of an interest in a partnership or a subchapter S corporation to take into account the amount of any investment tax credit taken. Includes real property held by a cooperative housing corporation and used for dwelling purposes as property not eligible for the real property construction period income tax deduction. Sets forth rules for pass through entities in the case of corporate distributions. Redefines "purchase" for purposes of certain stock purchases which are treated as asset acquisitions. Provides that rules relating to the recognition of gain or loss on sales or exchanges in connection with certain liquidations shall apply where a target corporation has adopted a plan for complete liquidation. Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to disallow deductions, credits, or other allowances in the case of certain liquidations after qualified stock purchases if the principal purpose of such liquidation is the evasion or avoidance of income tax. Sets forth rules for determining the bases of assets of a target corporation involved in a corporate acquisition. Sets forth rules for determining the amount constituting dividends in the case of redemptions through the use of related corporations. Provides that any assumption of a liability shall not be treated as a distribution of property in the case of distributions incident to the formation of bank holding companies. Makes technical corrections to certain pension provisions. Revises rules relating to actuarial adjustments for retirment income benefits. Revises rules relating to the treatment of loans to participants from qualified pension plans. Increases the amount of the deduction for simplified employee pensions. Revises rules relating to the treatment of self-employed individuals for exclusion of employee's death benefits. Revises the treatment of simplified employee pensions. Revises the definitions of "key employee" and "top heavy plan" for purposes of required distributions before death. Permits distributions to be made to a beneficiary of a participant if the beneficiary is a dependent who is under age 22 or is permanently and totally disabled. Delays the effective date for special rules related to government plans. Delays the effective date for provisions related to inherited individual retirement plans. Allows the award of court costs and attorney's fees for cases in the United States Claims Court. Sets forth penalties for failure to give notice to recipients of certain pension distributions.
Technical Corrections of Subchapter S Revision Act of 1982; Etc.
Provides for the nonrecognition of gain or loss on the complete liquidation of a subchapter S corporation or on the distribution of certain stock in a reorganization. Allows an election to not have new passive income rules apply during 1982. Treats a subchapter S corporation as a partnership for purposes of constructive ownership of stock. Sets forth rules for elections for certain short taxable years.
Amendments Relating to Highway Revenue Act of 1982
Provides that the value of used components shall not be taken into account in determining price for purposes of the retail sales tax on heavy trucks and trailers. Provides that the excise tax on gasoline shall apply to gasohol. Provides for floor stocks refunds for tires taxed at lower rate after January 1, 1984. Sets forth rules relating to the overpayments of tax on trucks and tires. Exempts from the retail tax on heavy trucks: (1) camper coaches bodies for self-propelled mobile homes; (2) feed, seed, and fertilizer equipment; (3) ambulances and hearses; (4) concrete mixers; (5) house trailers; (6) trash containers; and (7) rail trailers and rail vans. Exempts from the excise tax on tires any tires with internal wire fastening and tires used on intercity, local, and school buses.
Amendments to Other Laws
Changes in OASDI Provisions
Makes certain technical amendments to title II of the Social Security Act (OASDI). Provides that any cost-of-living increase shall be rounded down to the next lower multiple of 10 cents.
Changes in Medicare Related Provisions
Makes certain technical corrections to the Medicare provisions of the Social Security Amendments of 1983. Revises rules for the application and implementation of the Medicare prospective payment system. Revises rules concerning enrollment and premium penalties with respect to the working aged.
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