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REG-242996-96 January 03, 1997

Inflation-Indexed Debt Instruments

[4830-01-u] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 [REG-242996-96] RIN 1545-AU45

TITLE: Inflation-Indexed Debt Instruments

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

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

SUMMARY: In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations relating to the federal income tax treatment of inflation-indexed debt instruments, including Treasury Inflation-Indexed Securities. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of the proposed regulations. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on the proposed regulations.

DATES: Comments must be received by April 7, 1997. Requests to appear and outlines of topics to be discussed at the public hearing scheduled for April 30, 1997, at 10 a.m. must be received by April 9, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Send submissions to: CC:DOM:CORP:R (REG-242996-96), room 5226, Internal Revenue Service, POB 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand delivered between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to: CC:DOM:CORP:R (REG- 242996-96), Courier's Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Alternatively, taxpayers may submit comments electronically via the internet by selecting the "Tax Regs" option of the IRS Home Page or by submitting comments directly to the IRS internet site at A public hearing will be held in the NYU Classroom, room 2615, Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the regulations, William E. Blanchard, (202) 622-3950, or Jeffrey W. Maddrey, (202) 622-3940; concerning submissions and the hearing, Mike Slaughter, (202) 622-7190 (not toll-free numbers).

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