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Electronic Payee Statements Proposed Rules

Federal Register, February 14, 2001, Page 10247

Agency

Internal Revenue Service

Action

Notice of proposed rulemaking by cross reference to temporary regulations and notice of public hearing.

Summary

The IRS is proposing regulations under sections 6041 and 6051 relating to the voluntary electronic furnishing of payee statements on Forms W-2. The proposed regulations also provide rules under section 6050S relating to the voluntary electronic furnishing of statements to individuals for whom Forms 1098-T, "Tuition Payments Statement,'' and Forms 1098-E, "Student Loan Interest Statement,'' are filed. The proposed regulations will affect persons required by the foregoing Internal Revenue Code sections to furnish these statements (furnishers) who wish to furnish these statements electronically. The proposed regulations will also affect individuals, principally employees, students, and borrowers (recipients), who consent to receive these statements electronically. The text of temporary regulations published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register serves as the text of these proposed regulations. These proposed regulations do not affect the requirement to file copy A of Forms W-2 with the Social Security Administration or the requirement to file Forms 1098-T or Forms 1098-E with the IRS.

Dates

Written or electronic comments and requests to speak (with outlines of oral comments) at a public hearing scheduled for June 4, 2001, at 10 a.m. must be submitted by May 14, 2001.

Addresses

CC:M&SP:RU (REG-107186-00), room 5226, Internal Revenue Service, POB 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Alternatively, taxpayers may submit comments electronically via the Internet by selecting the ``Tax Regulations'' option on the IRS Home Page, or by submitting comments directly to the IRS Internet site at http://www.irs.gov/tax_regs/regslist.html.

Further Information

Concerning the regulations, Laura C. Nash (202) 622-4910; concerning submission of comments, the hearing, and/or to be placed on the building access list to attend the hearing, Sonya Cruse (202) 622-7180

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