Joint Treasury - IRS Statement -- 2009-2010 Priority Guidance Plan


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November 24, 2009

Department of the Treasury
2009-2010 Priority Guidance Plan

Joint Statement by:

Michael Mundaca
Acting Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy)
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Douglas H. Shulman
Internal Revenue Service

William J. Wilkins
Chief Counsel
Internal Revenue Service

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2009 – 2010 Priority Guidance Plan

In Notice 2009-43, we solicited suggestions from all interested parties, including taxpayers, tax practitioners, and industry groups.  We recognize the importance of public input to formulate a Priority Guidance Plan that focuses resources on guidance items that are most important to taxpayers and tax administration.

The 2009 – 2010 Priority Guidance Plan contains 315 projects to be completed over a twelve-month period, from July 2009 through June 2010.  This year’s plan will address a variety of issues, including recent legislation, the current economic environment, and important international issues. 

In addition to the items on this year’s plan, the Appendix lists the more routine guidance that is published each year. 

We intend to update and republish the Priority Guidance Plan during the plan year to reflect additional guidance that we intend to publish during the plan year.  The periodic updates allow us flexibility throughout the plan year to consider comments received from taxpayers and tax practitioners relating to additional projects and to respond to developments arising during the plan year. 

The published guidance process can be fully successful only if we have the benefit of the insight and experience of taxpayers and practitioners who must apply the rules.  Therefore, we invite the public to continue to provide us with their comments and suggestions as we write guidance throughout the plan year. 

Additional copies of the 2009 – 2010 Priority Guidance Plan can be obtained  by calling Treasury’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 622-2960.

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