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Start Preamble July 26, 2001.

The Department of the Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 2110, 1425 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before September 5, 2001 to be assured of consideration.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

OMB Number: 1545-0068.

Form Number: IRS Form 2441.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Child and Dependent Care Expenses.

Description: Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 21 allows a credit for certain child and dependent care expenses to be claimed on Form 1040 (reduced by employer-provided day care benefits excluded under section 129). Day care provider information must be reported to the IRS for both the credit and exclusion. Form 2441 is used to verify that the credit and exclusion are properly figured, and that provider information is reported.

Respondents: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 6,519,859.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Recordkeeping—40 min.

Learning about the law or the form—25 min.

Preparing the form—50 min.

Copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS—28 min.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 15,517,265 hours.

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OMB Number: 1545-0187.

Form Number: IRS Form 4835.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Farm Rental Income and Expenses.

Description: This form is used by landowners (or sub-lessors) to report farm income based on crops or livestock produced by the tenant when the landowner (or sub-lessor) does not materially participate in the operation or management of the farm. This form is attached to Form 1040 and the data is used to determine whether the proper amount of rental income has been reported.

Respondents: Individuals or households, farms.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 407,719.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Recordkeeping—2 hr., 57 min.

Learning about the law or the form—5 min.

Preparing the form—1 hr., 2 min.

Copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS—20 min.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 1,793,964 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-0188.

Form Number: IRS Form 4868.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

Description: Form 4868 is used by taxpayers to apply for an automatic 4-month extension of time to file Form 1040A, or Form 1040EZ. This form contains data used by the Service to determine if a taxpayer qualifies for the extension.

Respondents: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 5,572,999.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Recordkeeping—26 min.

Learning about the law or the form—12 min.

Preparing the form—17 min.

Copying, assembling, and mailing the form to the IRS—10 min.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 6,353,219 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1051.

Regulation Project Number: INTL-29-91 Final.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Computation and Characterization of Income and Earnings and Profits under the Dollar Approximate Separate Transactions Method of Accounting (DASTM).

Description: For taxable years after the final regulations are effective, taxpayers operating in hyperinflationary currencies must use the U.S. dollar as their functional currency and compute income using the dollar approximate separate transactions method (DASTM). Small taxpayers may elect an alternate method by which to compute income or loss. For prior taxable years in which income was computed using he profit and loss method, taxpayers may elect to recompute their income using DASTM.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 700.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent: 1 hour, 26 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion, Other (one-time election).

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 1,000 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1620.

Form Number: IRS Form 8812.

Type of Review: Revision.

Title: Additional Child Credit.

Description: Section 24 of the Internal Revenue Code allows taxpayers a credit for each of their dependent children who is under age 17 at the close of the taxpayer's tax year. The credit is advantageous to taxpayers as it directly reduces the tax liability for the year and, if the taxpayer has three or more children, may result in a refundable amount of credit.

Respondents: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 3,500,000.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Recordkeeping—6 min.

Learning about the law or the form—5 min.

Preparing the form—22 min.

Copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS—20 min.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 3,185,000 hours.

Clearance Officer: Garrick Shear, Internal Revenue Service, Room 5244, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.

OMB Reviewer: Alexander T. Hunt, (202) 395-7860, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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Lois K. Holland,

Departmental Reports, Management Officer.

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