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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 990-W

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Notice and request for comments.


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 990-W, Estimated Tax on Unrelated Business Taxable Income for Tax-Exempt Organizations.


Written comments should be received on or before August 15, 2000 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Garrick R. Shear, Internal Revenue Service, room 5244, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Carol Savage, (202) 622-3945, Internal Revenue Service, room 5242, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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Title: Estimated Tax on Unrelated Business Taxable Income for Tax-Exempt Organizations.

OMB Number: 1545-0976.

Form Number: 990-W.

Abstract: Form 990-W is used by tax-exempt trusts and tax-exempt corporations to figure estimated tax liability on unrelated business income and on investment income for private foundations and the amount of each installment payment. Form 990-W is a worksheet only. It is not required to be filed.

Current Actions: Because of section 501 of the Tax Relief Extension Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-170), beginning in tax year 2000 the aggregate amounts of credits allowed under Subtitle A, Chapter 1, Subchapter A, Part IV, Subpart A of the Internal Revenue Code, will offset both a corporation's regular tax liability and its minimum tax. Because of this law change, Line 6 (alternative minimum tax) is being relocated to Line 3 and a new total line (Line 4) is being added so taxpayers can determine their total tax before applying their estimated tax credits. The other lines will be renumbered to reflect these changes.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions and business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,265.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 14 hours, 13 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 387,749.

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 Start Printed Page 37831information 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.

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Approved: June 8, 2000.

Garrick R. Shear,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 00-15238 Filed 6-15-00; 8:45 am]