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Proposed Rule

Timely Mailing Treated as Timely Filing; Hearing

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking.


This document contains a notice of public hearing on proposed regulations that would amend § 301.7502-1(e) to provide that, other than direct proof of actual delivery, a registered or certified mail receipt is the only prima facie evidence of delivery of documents that have a filing deadline prescribed by the internal revenue laws.


The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at 10 a.m. Outlines of topics to be discussed at the hearing must be received by December 28, 2004.


The public hearing will be held in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Send submissions to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-138176-02), 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. Start Printed Page 68283to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-138176-02), Courier's Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, or sent electronically, via the IRS Internet site at​regs. or via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at (IRS-REG-138176-02).

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Concerning submissions of comments, the hearing, and/or to be placed on the building access list to attend the hearing Sonya M. Cruse, (202) 622-4693 (not a toll-free number).

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The subject of the public hearing is the notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-138176-02) that was published in the Federal Register on September 21, 2004 (69 FR 56377).

The rules of 26 CFR 601.601(a)(3) apply to the hearing. Persons who have submitted written 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 December 28, 2004.

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. 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.

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Cynthia E. Grigsby,

Acting Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel, (Procedures and Administration).

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[FR Doc. 04-26063 Filed 11-23-04; 8:45 am]