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Sec. 6716. Failure To File Information With Respect To Certain Transfers At Death And Gifts [Repealed]

Editor's Note: Code §6716, below, was added by Pub. L. 107-16 effective for estates of decedents dying, and generation-skipping transfers, after Dec. 31, 2009. Pub. L. 111-312, Sec. 301(a), however, amended the provisions of Pub. L. 107-16, title V, subtitle A and E, to read as if such subtitle had never been enacted.
I.R.C. § 6716(a) Information Required To Be Furnished To The Secretary
Any person required to furnish any information under section 6018 who fails to furnish such information on the date prescribed therefor (determined with regard to any extension of time for filing) shall pay a penalty of $10,000 ($500 in the case of information required to be furnished under section 6018(b)(2)) for each such failure.
I.R.C. § 6716(b) Information Required To Be Furnished To Beneficiaries
Any person required to furnish in writing to each person described in section 6018(e) or 6019(b) the information required under such section who fails to furnish such information shall pay a penalty of $50 for each such failure.
I.R.C. § 6716(c) Reasonable Cause Exception
No penalty shall be imposed under subsection (a) or (b) with respect to any failure if it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause.
I.R.C. § 6716(d) Intentional Disregard
If any failure under subsection (a) or (b) is due to intentional disregard of the requirements under sections 6018 and 6019(b), the penalty under such subsection shall be 5 percent of the fair market value (as of the date of death or, in the case of section 6019(b), the date of the gift) of the property with respect to which the information is required.
I.R.C. § 6716(e) Deficiency Procedures Not To Apply
Subchapter B of chapter 63 (relating to deficiency procedures for income, estate, gift, and certain excise taxes) shall not apply in respect of the assessment or collection of any penalty imposed by this section.
(Added by Pub. L. 107-16, title V, Sec. 542(b)(4), June 7, 2001, 115 Stat. 38; and amended by Pub. L. 111-312, title III, Sec. 301(a), Dec. 17, 2010, 124 Stat. 3296.)
Background Notes
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2010 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Sec. 301(a) of Pub. L. 111-312 effective for estates of decedents dying, and transfers made, after December 31, 2009. Section 304 of Pub. L. 111-312, which was struck by Pub. L. 112-240, Sec. 101(a)(2), provided the following sunset provision:
“SEC. 304. APPLICATION OF EGTRRA SUNSET TO THIS TITLE. Section 901 of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 shall apply to the amendments made by this section.”
REINSTATEMENT OF ESTATE TAX; REPEAL OF CARRYOVER BASIS
Section 301 of Pub. L. 111-312 provided:
“(a) IN GENERAL.—Each provision of law amended by subtitle A or E of title V of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 is amended to read as such provision would read if such subtitle had never been enacted.
“(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—On and after January 1, 2011, paragraph (1) of section 2505(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as such paragraph would read if section 521(b)(2) of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 had never been enacted.
“(c) SPECIAL ELECTION WITH RESPECT TO ESTATES OF DECEDENTS DYING IN 2010.—Notwithstanding subsection (a), in the case of an estate of a decedent dying after December 31, 2009, and before January 1, 2011, the executor (within the meaning of section 2203 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) may elect to apply such Code as though the amendments made by subsection (a) do not apply with respect to chapter 11 of such Code and with respect to property acquired or passing from such decedent (within the meaning of section 1014(b) of such Code). Such election shall be made at such time and in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury or the Secretary's delegate shall provide. Such an election once made shall be revocable only with the consent of the Secretary of the Treasury or the Secretary's delegate. For purposes of section 2652(a)(1) of such Code, the determination of whether any property is subject to the tax imposed by such chapter 11 shall be made without regard to any election made under this subsection.
“(d) EXTENSION OF TIME FOR PERFORMING CERTAIN ACTS.—
“ (1) ESTATE TAX.—In the case of the estate of a decedent dying after December 31, 2009, and before the date of the enactment of this Act, the due date for—
“(A) filing any return under section 6018 of the Internal Revenue Codeof 1986 (including any election required to be made on such a return) as such section is in effect after the date of the enactment of this Act without regard to any election under subsection (c),
“(B) making any payment of tax under chapter 11 of such Code, and
“(C) making any disclaimer described in section 2518(b) of such Code of an interest in property passing by reason of the death of such decedent, shall not be earlier than the date which is 9 months after the date of the enactment of this Act.
“(2) GENERATION-SKIPPING TAX.—In the case of any generation-skipping transfer made after December 31, 2009, and before the date of the enactment of this Act, the due date for filing any return under section 2662 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (including any election required to be made on such a return) shall not be earlier than the date which is 9 months after the date of the enactment of this Act.
“(e) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Except as otherwise provided in this section, the amendments made by this section shall apply to estates of decedents dying, and transfers made, after December 31, 2009.”
EFFECTIVE DATE
Effective for estates of decedents dying after December 31, 2009.
Section 901 (Sunset of Provisions of Act) of Pub. L. 107-16, as amended by Pub. L. 107-358 and Pub. L. 111-312, Sec. 101(a), and struck by Pub. L. 112-240, Sec. 101(a)(1) (effective for taxable, plan, or limitation years beginning after Dec. 31, 2012, and estates of decedents dying, gifts made, or generation skipping transfers after Dec. 31, 2012), provided that:
“(a) IN GENERAL.--All provisions of, and amendments made by, this Act shall not apply--
“(1) to taxable, plan, or limitation years beginning after December 31, 2012, or
“(2) in the case of title V, to estates of decedents dying, gifts made, or generation skipping transfers, after December 31, 2012.
“(b) APPLICATION OF CERTAIN LAWS.--The Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 shall be applied and administered to years, estates, gifts, and transfers described in subsection (a) as if the provisions and amendments described in subsection (a) had never been enacted.
“(c) EXCEPTION.-Subsection (a) shall not apply to section 803 (relating to no federal income tax on restitution received by victims of the Nazi regime or their heirs or estates).”