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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools

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Notice And Request For Comments.

Summary

The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form T, Forest Activities Schedule; EE-111-80 (TD 8019—Final), Public Inspection of Exempt Organization Return; Form 2587, Application for Special Enrollment Examination; Form 8831, Excise Taxes on Excess Inclusions of REMIC Residual Interests; and Notice 97-64, Temporary Regulations To Be Issued Under Section 1(h) of the Internal Revenue Code (Applying Section 1(h) to Capital Gain Dividends of RICs and REITs).

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Written comments should be received on or before April 1, 2013 to be assured of consideration.

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Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Please send separate comments for each specific information collection listed below. You must reference the information collection's title, form number, reporting or record-keeping requirement number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the collection tools should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622-3634, or through the internet at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov.

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Currently, the IRS is seeking comments concerning the following information collection tools, reporting, and record-keeping requirements:

(1) Title: Forest Activities Schedule.

OMB Number: 1545-0007.

Form Number: Form T.

Abstract: Form T is filed by individuals and corporations to report income and deductions from the operation of a timber business. The IRS uses Form T to determine if the correct amount of income and deductions are reported.

Current Actions: There are no changes to the previously approved burden of this existing collection.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Individuals or households, Businesses or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 37,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 36 hrs., 11 min.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 446,208.

(2) Title: Public Inspection of Exempt Organization Return.

OMB Number: 1545-0742.

Form Number: EE-111-80 (TD 8019—Final).

Abstract: Section 6104(b) authorizes the Service to make available to the public the returns required to be filed by exempt organizations. The information requested in Treasury Reg. section 301.6104(b)-1(b)(4) is necessary in order for the Service not to disclose confidential business information furnished by businesses which contribute to exempt black lung trusts.

Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue procedure at this time.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profits.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 22.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hr.

Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 22.

(3) Title: Application for Special Enrollment Examination.

OMB Number: 1545-0949.

Form Number: 2587.

Abstract: Form 2587 is used by individuals to apply to take the Special Enrollment Examination to establish eligibility for enrollment to practice before the IRS. The information on the form is used by the Director of Practice to identify those individuals seeking to take the examination and to plan for the administration of the examination.

Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Individuals.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hr.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,000.

(4) Title: Excise Taxes on Excess Inclusions of REMIC Residual Interests.

OMB Number: 1545-1379.

Form Number: 8831.

Abstract: Taxpayers use Form 8831 to report and pay excise tax on any transfer of a residual interest in a REMIC to a disqualified organization, the amount due if the tax is waived, and the excise tax due on pass-through entities with interests held by disqualified organizations.

Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 31.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 7 hrs., 39 min.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 238.

(5) Title: Temporary Regulations To Be Issued Under Section 1(h) of the Internal Revenue Code (Applying Section 1(h) to Capital Gain Dividends of RICs and REITs).

OMB Number: 1545-1565.

Form Number: Notice 97-64.

Abstract: Notice 97-64 describes temporary regulations that will permit Regulated Investment Companies (RICs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) to distribute multiple classes of capital gain dividends.

Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, and individuals.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hr.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1.

The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice:

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103.

Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

Approved: January 23, 2013.

R. Joseph Durbala,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 2013-02045 Filed 1-30-13; 8:45 am]

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