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[121 STAT. 1806]
[121 STAT. 1806]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1806

PUBLIC LAW 110–142—DEC. 20, 2007

(b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections for such part is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 139A the following new item: ‘‘Sec. 139B. Benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders.’’.

(c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2007.

26 USC 139B note.

SEC. 6. CLARIFICATION OF STUDENT HOUSING ELIGIBLE FOR LOWINCOME HOUSING CREDIT. 26 USC 42.

26 USC 42 note.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Subclause (I) of section 42(i)(3)(D)(ii) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to certain students not to disqualify unit) is amended to read as follows: ‘‘(I) single parents and their children and such parents are not dependents (as defined in section 152, determined without regard to subsections (b)(1), (b)(2), and (d)(1)(B) thereof) of another individual and such children are not dependents (as so defined) of another individual other than a parent of such children, or.’’. (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by this section shall apply to— (1) housing credit amounts allocated before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act, and (2) buildings placed in service before, on, or after such date to the extent paragraph (1) of section 42(h) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 does not apply to any building by reason of paragraph (4) thereof. SEC. 7. APPLICATION OF JOINT RETURN LIMITATION FOR CAPITAL GAINS EXCLUSION TO CERTAIN POST-MARRIAGE SALES OF PRINCIPAL RESIDENCES BY SURVIVING SPOUSES.

26 USC 121 note.

(a) SALE WITHIN 2 YEARS OF SPOUSE’S DEATH.—Section 121(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to limitations) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ‘‘(4) SPECIAL RULE FOR CERTAIN SALES BY SURVIVING SPOUSES.—In the case of a sale or exchange of property by an unmarried individual whose spouse is deceased on the date of such sale, paragraph (1) shall be applied by substituting ‘$500,000’ for ‘$250,000’ if such sale occurs not later than 2 years after the date of death of such spouse and the requirements of paragraph (2)(A) were met immediately before such date of death.’’. (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by this section shall apply to sales or exchanges after December 31, 2007. SEC. 8. MODIFICATION OF PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO FILE PARTNERSHIP RETURNS; LIMITATION ON DISCLOSURE.

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(a) EXTENSION OF TIME LIMITATION.—Section 6698(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to failure to file partnership returns) is amended by striking ‘‘5 months’’ and inserting ‘‘12 months’’. (b) INCREASE IN PENALTY AMOUNT.—Paragraph (1) of section 6698(b) of such Code is amended by striking ‘‘$50’’ and inserting ‘‘$85’’.

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