Form 8819 (Rev. 9-2017)
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Purpose of Form
Form 8819 is filed by or on behalf of a noncontrolled
section 902 corporation (defined in section 904(d)(2)(E))
operating in a hyperinflationary environment that elects
the U.S. dollar as its (or its qualified business unit (QBU)
branch’s) functional currency.
Who Must File
• If an election is made by a noncontrolled section 902
corporation, Form 8819 must be filed by an authorized
officer or director of the corporation.
• If the election is made on behalf of a noncontrolled
section 902 corporation or branch of a noncontrolled
foreign corporation, Form 8819 must be filed by each of
the majority domestic corporate shareholders (as defined
in Regulations section 1.985-2(c)(3)).
Signature. If there is not enough space for all required
filers to sign Form 8819, attach a sheet showing each
additional signature, that person’s title, if any, and the
date signed. The attachment must be signed under
penalties of perjury.
When and Where To File
File Form 8819 within 180 days after the end of the tax
year for which the dollar election is made. Send it to the
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 409101
Ogden, UT 84409
Address. Include the suite, room, or other unit number
after the street address. If the post office does not deliver
mail to the street address and the filer has a P.O. box,
show the box number instead of the street address.
Line 3. If the box on line 1a is checked, enter the name,
address, identifying number, and percentage of stock
owned (as defined in section 902(b)) in each class of
stock for each domestic corporate shareholder.
If the box on line 1b is checked, enter the name,
address, identifying number, and the percentage of stock
owned (within the meaning of section 958(a)) in each
class of stock for each domestic corporate shareholder
(as described in section 902(a)) making the election.
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