U.S. Chamber of Commerce Comments on Notice 2018-28

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:00pm

Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Income Tax and Accounting)

Attention: Zachary King and Charles W. Gorham
Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.), IR-4549
1111 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20224

Via Federal eRulemaking Portal

RE: Comments on Notice 2018-28

Dear Messrs. King and Gorham:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations, and dedicated to promoting, protecting, and defending America's free enterprise system, appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback on Notice 2018-28 as published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin on April 16, 2018.

The attached chart identifies issues arising under Notice 2018-28 and provides suggested solutions as well as any additional explanation the Chamber believes would be helpful in addressing the issue. This feedback is the product of extensive conversations with a very wide array of impacted Chamber members. These comments may be considered as representing some of the most serious issues, but are not all the issues concerning Chamber members on Notice 2018-28.

The Chamber appreciates the opportunity to provide this feedback on Notice 2018-28. The Chamber strongly urges Treasury and the I.R.S. to continue to work closely with the business community to implement the recent tax changes in a manner to ensure as little disruption as possible to normal business operations and that this law encourages the U.S. economy to achieve its true growth potential. The Chamber looks forward to working with you to address these and other issues as we work to implement our new, pro-growth tax code. Thank you for your time and attention. 2

Sincerely,

Caroline L. Harris

CC: David J. Kautter, Assistant Secretary, Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury,

William M. Paul, Chief Counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical) (Acting), Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury,

John B. Lovelace, Attorney (Income Tax and Accounting), Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury,

Meghan M. Howard, Attorney (Passthroughs & Special Industries Division), Office of Associate Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury,

Adrienne M. Mikolashek, Attorney (Passthroughs and Special Industries Division), Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury,

Anthony J. Mcquillen, Attorney (Passthroughs and Special Industries Division), Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury