November 12, 2019




November 11, 2019

Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Corporate)

Attention: Kevin M. Jacobs and Marie C. Milnes-Vasquez

Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.)

1111 Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20224

CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-125710-18)

Room 5203

Internal Revenue Service

P.O. Box 7604

Ben Franklin Station

Washington, D.C. 20224

Via Federal eRulemaking Portal

RE: Comments on REG-125710-18: Regulations Under Section 382(h) Related to Built-In Gain and Loss

Dear Mr. Jacobs and Ms. Milnes-Vasquez:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback on REG-125710-18, guidance regarding the items of income and deduction which are included in the calculation of built-in gains and losses under section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code, as published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2019.

The attached chart identifies issues arising under REG-125710-18 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 REG125710-18.

The Chamber appreciates the opportunity to provide this feedback on REG-12571018.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.


Caroline L. Harris

Cc: Charles P. Rettig, Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service,

U.S. Department of the Treasury

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

William M. Paul, Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical), Office of the Chief Counsel,

Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury