2007 IRS Notice - Additional Locations and Revised Other Foreign Housing Amounts under IRC 911
Part III - Administrative, Procedural, and Miscellaneous
Revised Housing Cost Amounts Eligible for Exclusion or Deduction
SECTION 1. PURPOSE
This notice provides modifications and additions to the adjusted limitations on housing expenses published in Notice 2006-87, 2006-43 I.R.B. 766, for purposes of section 911 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code).
SECTION 2. BACKGROUND
Notice 2006-87 provides an adjusted limitation on housing expenses for a qualified individual incurring housing expenses in 2006 in one or more of the identified high cost localities to use (in lieu of the otherwise applicable limitation of $24,720) in determining his or her housing expenses under section 911(c)(2)(A) of the Code. Notice 2006-87 also requests comments on the average housing costs for specific locations that differ significantly from the amounts provided in the notice. In response to comments received on Notice 2006-87, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department are publishing certain modifications and additions to the 2006 housing expense table in Notice 2006-87. The adjusted limitations on housing expenses provided in section 3 supersede and replace the adjusted limitations on housing expenses for 2006 for those specific locations provided in Notice 2006-87. The adjusted limitations on housing expenses provided in section 4 address locations within countries with high housing costs that were not identified in Notice 2006-87, and provide an adjusted limitation on housing expenses for 2006 for these locations. A complete table of the adjusted limitations on housing expenses for 2006 is available on the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/formspubs under the link "What's Hot in forms and publications".