[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 160 (Wednesday, August 19, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 50239-50240]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-20468]



Internal Revenue Service

26 CFR Part 1

RIN 1545-BM69

Exception From Passive Income for Certain Foreign Insurance 
Companies; Hearing

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of a public hearing on notice of proposed rulemaking.


SUMMARY: This document provides a notice of public hearing on proposed 
regulations that provide guidance regarding when a foreign insurance 
company's income is excluded from the definition of passive income 
under section 1297(b)(2)(B).

DATES: The public hearing is being held on Friday, September 18, 2015, 
at 10:00 a.m. The IRS must receive outlines of the topics to be 
discussed at the public hearing by Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The public hearing is being held in the IRS Auditorium, 
Internal Revenue Service Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20224. Due to building security procedures, visitors 
must enter at the Constitution Avenue entrance. In addition, all 
visitors must present photo identification to enter the building.
    Send Submissions to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-108214-15), Room 5205, 
Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, 
Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered Monday through 
Friday to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-108214-15), Couriers Desk, Internal Revenue 
Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224 or sent 
electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov (REG-108214-15).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the proposed regulations, 
Josephine Firehock at (202) 317-4932; concerning submissions of 
comments, the hearing and/or to be placed on the building access list 
to attend the hearing Oluwafunmilayo Taylor at (202) 317-6901 (not 
toll-free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject of the public hearing is the 
notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-108214-15) that was published in the 
Federal Register on Friday, April 24, 2015 (80 FR 22954).
    The rules of 26 CFR 601.601(a)(3) apply to the hearing. Persons who 
wish to present oral comments at the hearing that submitted written 
comments by July 23, 2015, must submit an outline of the topics to be 
addressed and the amount of time to be denoted to each topic by 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015.
    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 20224.
    Because of access restrictions, the IRS will not admit visitors 
beyond the immediate entrance area more than 30

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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.

Martin V. Franks,
 Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, 
Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration).
[FR Doc. 2015-20468 Filed 8-18-15; 8:45 am]