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regulations

n. rules and administrative codes issued by governmental agencies at all levels, municipal, county, state and federal. While not laws they have the force of law, since they are adopted under authority granted by statutes, and often include penalties for violations. One problem is that regulations are not generally included in volumes containing state statutes or federal laws, but often must be obtained from the agency or located volumes in law libraries and not widely distributed. The regulation-making process involves hearings, publication in governmental journals which supposedly give public notice, and adoption by the agency. The process is best known to industries and special interests concerned with the subject matter, but only occasionally to the general public. Federal regulations are adopted in the manner designated in the Administrative Procedure Act (A.P.A.) and states usually have similar procedures.

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The final regulations provide the procedures and requirements for making the election; rules regarding the tax treatment of the trust and estate while the election is in effect; and rules regarding termination of the election.
Regulations section 1.469-2 (f)(6) reclassifies as ordinary any net rental income from a lease of property to an activity in which the taxpayer materially participates.
In actuality, every other source of law - statute, regulation, court case, or other - depends upon the Constitution's authorization and can only exist and operate insofar as it complies with the strictures of the Constitution and its attendant body of interpretive case law.
Many states have recently revised their assisted living regulations in an attempt to keep pace with the growth of the industry and the changing needs of the residents it serves.
While the Becks have no complaint with the light-rail system per se, they find the accompanying regulations needlessly stringent.
The regulations apply to sales and leases of all housing constructed before 1978, except for housing for the elderly or the disabled and 0-bedroom dwellings.
These final regulations specifically address clinical laboratory services.
Now the small business lobby--with 600,000 members--has a new target: federal regulations. They've asked for a freeze in all new rules, and they are likely to get it.
When these regulations are fully implemented, EPA estimates that the cost to industry will be nearly $1 billion a year.
The final regulations adopted proposed regulations issued in 20035 without modification.
On behalf of Tax Executives Institute, I am writing to recommend that the effective date of the revised section 482 regulations, relating to the treatment of services and the allocation of income and deductions from intangibles, be delayed from January 1, 2007, to at least January 1, 2008.
Ranson, of Whitman, Ransom, Coulson & Goetz, corporation lawyers of New York City, argued, "Today it often seems that the primary task of the managers of an enterprise must be to conduct and record its transactions so as to comply with a multitude of complex requirements and regulations, imposed by all manner of public authority; then, if any time or energies are left, for production and selling, the enterprise is fortunate."

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