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CCH® PENSION — 05/9/11

IRS seeks public comments on 2011-2012 Priority Guidance List

The IRS is inviting the public to make recommendations for items that should be considered for inclusion on the 2011-2012 Guidance Priority List. The 2011-2012 Guidance Priority List will establish the guidance that the Treasury Department and IRS intend to issue from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Recommendations can be submitted at any time, but only those submitted by June 1, 2011, will be considered for inclusion on the original 2011-2012 Guidance Priority List.

Recommendations need not be in any particular format, but should briefly describe the recommended guidance and explain the need for it. An analysis of how the issue should be resolved may also be included. In reviewing recommendations and selecting projects for inclusion on the list, the Treasury and the IRS will consider whether the recommended guidance would resolve significant issues relevant to many taxpayers, promote sound tax administration, reduce controversy and lessen the burdens on taxpayers or the IRS, can be drafted in a way that will be easy for taxpayers to understand and apply, and can be uniformly administered by the IRS.

Comments can be submitted via email to, with "Notice 2011-39" included in the subject line. Written comments can be mailed to: Internal Revenue Service, Attn: CC:PA:LPD:PR (Notice 2011-39), Room 5203, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044; or hand-delivered to: Courier's Desk, Internal Revenue Service, Attn: CC:PA:LPD:PR (Notice 2011-39), 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.

Source: IRS Notice 2011-39, I.R.B. 2011-20, May 16, 2011.

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