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Withholding of Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons and Revision of Information Reporting and Backup Withholding Regulations; Hearing Cancellation

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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Cancellation of a notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This document cancels a public hearing on proposed regulations relating to the withholding of tax on certain U.S. source income paid to foreign persons, information reporting and backup withholding with respect to payments made to certain U.S. persons, portfolio interest treatment for nonresident alien individuals and foreign corporations, and requirements for certain claims for refund or credit of income tax made by foreign persons.

DATES:

The public hearing originally scheduled for June 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. is cancelled.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Oluwafunmilayo Taylor of the Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration) at (202) 317-6901 (not a toll-free number).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary regulations and a notice of public hearing that appeared in the Federal Register on Thursday, March 6, 2014 (79 FR 12880) announced that a public hearing was scheduled for June 24, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The subject of the public hearing is under sections 871, 1441, 1461, 6041, 6042, 6045, and 6049 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The public comment period for these regulations expired on May 5, 2014. The notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary regulations and notice of public hearing instructed those interested in testifying at the public hearing to submit a request to speak and an outline of the topics to be addressed. As of May 14, 2014, no one has requested to speak. Therefore, the public hearing scheduled for June 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. is cancelled.

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Martin V. Franks,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-11920 Filed 5-22-14; 8:45 am]

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