Announcement 2006-4

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Internal Revenue Bulletin:

2006-3 January 17, 2006

Announcement 2006-4

Employer Comparable Contributions to Health Savings Accounts Under Section 4980G; Hearing



Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury


Notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking.


This document contains a notice of public hearing on proposed regulations (REG-138647-04, 2005-41 I.R.B. 697) providing guidance on employer comparable contributions to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) under section 4980G.


The public hearing is being held on February 23, 2006, at 10 a.m. The IRS must receive outlines of the topics to be discussed at the hearing by February 2, 2006.


The public hearing is being held in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Service Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Send submissions to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-138647-04), Room 5203, Internal Revenue Service, POB 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand delivered between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-138647-04), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Alternatively, taxpayers may submit electronic outlines of oral comments directly to the IRS Internet site


Concerning submission of comments, the hearing, and/or to be placed on the building access to attend the hearing, Kelly Banks at (202) 622-7180 (not a toll-free number).


The subject of the public hearing is the notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-138647-04) that was published in the Federal Register on August 26, 2005 (70 FR 50233).

The rules of 26 CFR 601.601(a)(3) apply to the hearing.

A period of 10 minutes is allotted to each person for presenting oral comments. 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 starts. 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.

Guy R. Traynor,
Acting Chief, Publications and
Regulations Branch,
Associate Chief Counsel
(Procedure and Administration).


(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on December 21, 2005, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for December 22, 2005, 70 F.R. 75998)

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