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Guidance Under Sections 642 and 643 (Income Ordering Rules); Hearing

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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Cancellation of notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This document cancels a public hearing on proposed rulemaking providing guidance under Internal Revenue Code section 642(c) with regard to the Federal tax consequences of an ordering provision in a trust, a will, or a provision of local law that attempts to determine the tax character of the amounts paid to a charitable beneficiary of the trust or estate. The proposed regulations also make conforming amendments to the regulations under section 643(a)(5). The proposed regulations affect estates, charitable lead trusts (CLTs) and other trusts making payments or permanently setting aside amounts for a charitable purpose.

DATES:

The public hearing, originally scheduled for October 8, 2008, at 10 a.m., is cancelled.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Richard A. Hurst of the Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration), at Richard.A.Hurst@irscounsel.treas.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A notice of public hearing that appeared in the Federal Register on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (73 FR 34670), announced that a public hearing was scheduled for October 8, 2008, at 10 a.m., in the auditorium, Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The subject of the public hearing is under sections 642 and 643 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The public comment period for these regulations expired on September 16, 2008. Outlines of topics to be discussed at the hearing were due on September 18, 2008. The notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of public hearing instructed those interested in testifying at the public hearing to submit an outline of the topics to be addressed. As of Monday, September 22, 2008, no one has requested to speak. Therefore, the public hearing scheduled for October 8, 2008, is cancelled.

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LaNita Van Dyke,

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

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[FR Doc. E8-22823 Filed 9-26-08; 8:45 am]

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