In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations that provide guidance on the estate and gift tax applicable exclusion amount, in general, as well as on the applicable requirements for electing portability of a deceased spousal unused exclusion (DSUE) amount to the surviving spouse and on the applicable rules for the surviving spouse's use of this DSUE amount. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of the proposed regulations set forth in this notice of proposed rulemaking. This document also provides a notice of public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Agency Contact: Concerning the proposed regulations, Karlene Lesho at (202) 622-3090; concerning the submission of comments, the hearing, or to be placed on the building access list to attend the hearing, Oluwafunmilayo Taylor at (202) 622-7180 (not toll-free numbers).
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on September 17, 2012.