Announcement 2010-33

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Internal Revenue Bulletin:

2010-18 May 3, 2010

Announcement 2010-33

Furnishing Identifying Number of Tax Return Preparer; Hearing



Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking.


This document provides notice of public hearing on a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-134235-08, 2010-16 I.R.B. 596) providing guidance to tax return preparers on furnishing an identifying number on tax returns and claims for refund of tax that they prepare.


The public hearing is being held on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. The IRS must receive outlines of the topics to be discussed at the hearing by Thursday, April 29, 2010.


The public hearing is being held in room 2615, Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Send submissions to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-134235-08), room 5203, Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-134235-08), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Alternatively, taxpayers may submit electronic outlines of oral comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at


Concerning the regulations, Stuart Murray at (202) 622-4940 (not a toll-free number); concerning submissions of comments, the hearing, and/or to be placed on the building access list to attend the hearing, Richard A. Hurst at


The subject of the public hearing is the notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-134235-08) that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, March 26, 2010 (75 FR 14539).

Persons, who wish to present oral comments at the hearing that submitted written comments, must submit an outline of the topics to be discussed and the amount of time to be devoted to each topic (signed original and eight (8) copies) by Thursday, April 29, 2010.

A period of 10 minutes is allotted to each person for presenting oral comments. After the deadline for receiving outlines has passed, 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 or in the Freedom of Information Reading Room (FOIA RR) (Room 1621) which is located at the 11th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW entrance, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

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.

Approved February 18, 2010.

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 April 21, 2010, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for April 22, 2010, 75 F.R. 20941)

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