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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5306A

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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 5306A, Application for Approval of Prototype Simplified Employee Pension or Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers.


Written comments should be received on or before June 25, 2001 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: Application for Approval of Prototype Simplified Employee Pension or Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers.

OMB Number: 1545-0199.

Form Number: 5306A (formerly 5306-SEP).

Abstract: This form is used by banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and trade or professional associations to apply for approval of a simplified employee pension plan or a Savings Incentive Match Plan to be used by more than one employer. The data collected is used to determine if the prototype plan submitted is an approved plan.

Current Actions: The form has been revised to more easily accommodate those financial institutions that want to have their prototype Savings Incentive Match Plan approved by the IRS. A new Part III has been added to the form along with the necessary instructions. The form number and title have been changed to reflect these revisions.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 18 hours, 41 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 93,400.Start Printed Page 20860

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.

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Approved: April 19, 2001.

Garrick R. Shear,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-10271 Filed 4-24-01; 8:45 am]