Monday, October 3, 2011

Rev. Rul. 2011-21, 2011-40 IRB 458, 09/30/2011, IRC Sec(s).



Full Text:

For purposes of the taxation of fringe benefits under   section 61 of the Internal Revenue Code,   section 1.61-21(g) of the Income Tax Regulations provides a rule for valuing noncommercial flights on employer-provided aircraft.   Section 1.61-21(g)(5) provides an aircraft valuation formula to determine the value of such flights. The value of a flight is determined under the base aircraft valuation formula (also known as the Standard Industry Fare Level formula or SIFL) by multiplying the SIFL cents-per-mile rates applicable for the period during which the flight was taken by the appropriate aircraft multiple provided in   section 1.61-21(g)(7) and then adding the applicable terminal charge. The SIFL cents-per-mile rates in the formula and the terminal charge are calculated by the Department of Transportation and are reviewed semi-annually.

The following chart sets forth the terminal charge and SIFL mileage rates:

Period During Which the Flight Is Taken               Terminal Charge              SIFL Mileage Rates
7/1/11 -12/31/11
Up to 500 miles = $.2395 per mile

501-1500 miles = $.1826 per mile

Over 1500 miles = $.1756 per mile
Drafting Information

The principal author of this revenue ruling is Kathleen Edmondson of the Office of Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel (Tax Exempt/Government Entities). For further information regarding this revenue ruling, contact Ms. Edmondson at (202) 622-0047 (not a toll-free call). 888-712-7690

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