Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2005-19 

May 9, 2005 

Announcement 2005-34

Flat Rate Supplemental Wage Withholding; Hearing


AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This document provides notice of public hearing on proposed regulations (REG-152945-04, 2005-6 I.R.B. 484) relating to the flat rate of withholding applicable to calculating the amount of income tax withholding on supplemental wages.

DATES:

The public hearing is being held on Thursday, June 9, 2005, at 10 a.m. The IRS must receive outlines of the topics to be discussed at the hearing by Thursday, May 19, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

The public hearing is being held in the Auditorium, Internal Revenue Service Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Due to building security procedures, visitors must enter at the Constitution Avenue entrance. In addition, all visitors must present photo identification to enter the building.

Mail outlines to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-152945-04), room 5203, Internal Revenue Service, POB 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-152945-04), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Submit outlines electronically to the IRS e-mail address  notice.comments@irscounsel.treas.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Concerning submissions of comments, the hearing, and/or to be placed on the building access list to attend the hearing Treena Garrett, (202) 622-7180 (not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The subject of the public hearing is the notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-152945-04) that was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 (70 FR 767).

The rules of 26 CFR 601.601(a)(3) apply to the hearing. Persons who have submitted written or electronic comments and wish to present oral comments at the hearing must submit an outline of the topics to be discussed and the amount of time to be devoted to each topic (signed original and eight (8) copies) by May 19, 2005.

A period of 10 minutes is allotted to each person for presenting oral comments. After the deadline for receiving outlines has passed, the IRS will prepare an agenda containing the schedule of speakers. Copies of the agenda will be made available, free of charge, at the hearing. Because of access restrictions, the IRS will not admit visitors beyond the immediate entrance area more than 30 minutes before the hearing starts. For information about having your name placed on the building access list to attend the hearing, see the “FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT” section of this document.

Cynthia E. Grigsby,
Acting Chief,
Publications and Regulations Branch,
Legal Processing Division,
Associate Chief Counsel
(Procedure and Administration)
.

Note

(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on April 22, 2005, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for April 25, 2005, 70 F.R. 21163)


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