Announcement 2007-81

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Internal Revenue Bulletin:

2007-38 September 17, 2007

Announcement 2007-81

Grantor Retained Interest Trusts — Application of Sections 2036 and 2039; Hearing



Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Change of location for public hearing.


This document provides a change of location for a public hearing on proposed regulations (REG-119097-05, 2007-28 I.R.B. 74) providing guidance on the portion of a trust properly includible in a grantor’s gross estate under Internal Revenue Code sections 2036 and 2039 if the grantor has retained the use of property in a trust or the right to annuity, unitrust, or other income payment from such trust for life, for any period not ascertainable without reference to the grantor’s death, or for a period that does not in fact end before the grantor’s death.


The public hearing is being held on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at 10 a.m.


The public hearing was originally being held in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The hearing location has changed. The public hearing will be held in room 2116, Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.


LaNita Van Dyke, (202) 622-3215 or Richard Hurst at


The subject of the public hearing is a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-119097-05) that was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, June 7, 2007 (72 FR 31487).

The rules of 26 CFR 601.601(a)(3) apply to the hearing. Persons, who submit written comments and outlines by September 5, 2007, may present oral comments at 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.

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


(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on August 20, 2007, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for August 21, 2007, 72 F.R. 46586)

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