26 U.S. Code § 6112 - Material advisors of reportable transactions must keep lists of advisees, etc.

(a) In general
Each material advisor (as defined in section 6111) with respect to any reportable transaction (as defined in section 6707A (c)) shall (whether or not required to file a return under section 6111 with respect to such transaction) maintain (in such manner as the Secretary may by regulations prescribe) a list—
(1) identifying each person with respect to whom such advisor acted as a material advisor with respect to such transaction, and
(2) containing such other information as the Secretary may by regulations require.
(b) Special rules
(1) Availability for inspection; retention of information on list
Any person who is required to maintain a list under subsection (a) (or was required to maintain a list under subsection (a) as in effect before the enactment of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004)—
(A) shall make such list available to the Secretary for inspection upon written request by the Secretary, and
(B) except as otherwise provided under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, shall retain any information which is required to be included on such list for 7 years.
(2) Lists which would be required to be maintained by 2 or more persons
The Secretary may prescribe regulations which provide that, in cases in which 2 or more persons are required under subsection (a) to maintain the same list (or portion thereof), only 1 person shall be required to maintain such list (or portion).

Source

(Added Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, title I, § 142(a),July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 681; amended Pub. L. 108–357, title VIII, § 815(b)(2), (3),Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1582; Pub. L. 109–135, title IV, § 403(z),Dec. 21, 2005, 119 Stat. 2629.)
References in Text

Enactment of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, referred to in subsec. (b)(1), means enactment of Pub. L. 108–357, which was approved Oct. 22, 2004.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 6112 was renumbered 6116 of this title.
Amendments

2005—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 109–135, in introductory provisions, inserted “(or was required to maintain a list under subsection (a) as in effect before the enactment of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004)” after “a list under subsection (a)”.
2004—Pub. L. 108–357, § 815(b)(2), substituted “Material advisors of reportable transactions must keep lists of advisees, etc.” for “Organizers and sellers of potentially abusive tax shelters must keep lists of investors” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–357, § 815(b)(2), reenacted heading without change and amended text of subsec. (a) generally, substituting provisions requiring each material advisor to maintain a list identifying each person with respect to whom such advisor acted as a material advisor with respect to a reportable transaction and containing such other information as required by regulations, for provisions requiring any person who organized any potentially abusive tax shelter or sold any interest in such a shelter to maintain a list identifying each person who had been sold an interest in such shelter and containing such other information as required by regulations.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–357, § 815(b)(2), (3)(A), redesignatedsubsec. (c) as (b) and struck out former subsec. (b), which defined “potentially abusive tax shelter” for purposes of this section.
Subsec. (b)(1)(A). Pub. L. 108–357, § 815(b)(3)(B), inserted “written” before “request”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 108–357, § 815(b)(3)(C), substituted “may prescribe” for “shall prescribe”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–357, § 815(b)(3)(A), redesignatedsubsec. (c) as (b).
Effective Date of 2005 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 109–135effective as if included in the provision of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, Pub. L. 108–357, to which such amendment relates, see section 403(nn) ofPub. L. 109–135, set out as a note under section 26 of this title.
Effective Date of 2004 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–357applicable to transactions with respect to which material aid, assistance, or advice referred to in section 6111 (b)(1)(A)(i) of this title is provided after Oct. 22, 2004, see section 815(c) ofPub. L. 108–357, set out as a note under section 6111 of this title.
Effective Date

Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, title I, § 142(d),July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 682, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [enacting this section and section 6708 of this title and renumbering former section 6112 assection 6113 of this title] shall apply to any interest which is first sold to any investor after August 31, 1984.”

 

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