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Publication of the Tier 2 Tax Rates

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

Publication of the tier 2 tax rates for calendar year 2006 as required by section 3241(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. section 3241). Tier 2 taxes on railroad employees, employers, and employee representatives are one source of funding for benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act.

DATES:

The tier 2 tax rates for calendar year 2006 apply to compensation paid in calendar year 2006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ligeia M. Donis, CC:TEGE:EOEG:ET1, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, Telephone Number (202) 622-0047 (not a toll-free number).

TIER 2 TAX RATES: The tier 2 tax rate for 2006 under section 3201(b) on employees is 4.4 percent of compensation. The tier 2 tax rate for 2006 under section 3221(b) on employers is 12.6 percent of compensation. The tier 2 tax rate for 2006 under section 3211(b) on employee representatives is 12.6 percent of compensation.

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Dated: November 4, 2005.

Nancy Marks,

Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel (Tax Exempt and Government Entities).

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[FR Doc. E5-6352 Filed 11-16-05; 8:45 am]

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