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Form 3115

A form that a company files with the IRS to apply for a change in accounting method. For example, one files Form 3115 it one finds it more advantageous to begin to use the accrual method than to continue with the cash method.
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2015-13 are effective for Forms 3115 filed on or after Jan.
481(a) adjustments for accounting method changes under the repair regulations for many taxpayers and allow them to make the changes without filing Forms 3115.
These revenue procedures are effective, generally, for Forms 3115, "Application for Change in Accounting Method," filed after Jan.
Accordingly, the modifications to Revenue Procedures 2015-13 and 2015-14 will supersede the Revenue Procedure 2011-14 for the most part, and the new rules apply to Forms 3115 filed on or after January 16, 2015 for a year of change ending on or after May 31, 2014.
Because a significant percentage of the Forms 3115 filed under the automatic consent procedures are not thoroughly reviewed (if at all) by the National Office, the taxpayer may unintentionally and unknowingly fail to meet the requirements of Rev.
Citing as "unduly burdensome" new Internal Revenue Service requirements to modify all Forms 3115 in progress to comply with new rules on changing accounting methods the AICPA d issued a comment letter to the Internal Revenue Service requesting they allow for transition time.
Many taxpayers undertaking cost-segregation studies as part of complying with the final regulations will file one or more Forms 3115.
The preamble to the final regulations indicates that the IRS received many Forms 3115 requesting to change methods of accounting in reliance on the NPRM.
In general, all forms 3115 filed on or after May 15, 1997, must be filed during the year of change.
Some taxpayers may view fifing a single Form 3115 as too costly or burdensome, while others may benefit by fifing one or more Forms 3115 not only to adopt the improvement standards and material and supplies definitions, but also to recognize prior-year partial or full dispositions.
TEI acknowledges that the IRS can and should set reasonable guidelines to manage its caseload of accounting method change requests and to expedite the processing of Forms 3115, especially where such requests involve "routine" accounting matters.
For automatic Forms 3115, an original application must be attached to the designated shareholder's (or its common parent's) timely filed, original federal income tax return for its tax year with, or within, which ends the year of change of the foreign corporation.