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Start Preamble August 8, 2001.

The Department of 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 14, 2001 to be assured of consideration.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

OMB Number: 1545-0020.

Form Number: IRS Form 709.

Type of Review: Revision.

Title: United States Gift (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return.

Description: Form 709 is used by individuals to report transfers subject to the gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes and to compute these taxes. IRS uses the information to enforce these taxes and to compute the estate tax.

Respondents: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 130,000.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Recordkeeping—39 min.

Learning about the law or the form—1 hr., 5 min.

Preparing the form—1 hr., 55 min.

Copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS—1 hr., 3 min.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 613,600 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-0901.

Form Number: IRS Form 1098.

Type of Review: Extension.Start Printed Page 42915

Title: Mortgage Interest Statement.

Description: Form 1098 is used to report $600 or more of mortgage interest received from an individual in the course of the mortgagor's trade or business.

Respondents: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 171,000.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper: 7 minutes.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 8,038,699 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1102.

Regulation Project Number: PS-19-92 Final.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Carryover Allocations and Other Rules Relating to the Low-Income Housing Credit.

Description: The regulations provide the Service the information it needs to ensure that low-income housing tax credit are being properly allocated under section 42. This is accomplished through the use of carryover allocation documents, election statements, and binding agreements executed between taxpayers (e.g., individuals, businesses, etc.) and housing credit agencies.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, Individuals or households, Not-for-profit institutions, State, Local or Tribal Government.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 2,230.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper: 1 hour, 48 minutes.

Frequency of Response: Other (one time).

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 4,008 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1148.

Regulation Project Number: EE-113-90 (TD 8324) Final and Temporary.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Employee Business Expenses-Reporting and Withholding on Employee Business Expense Reimbursements and Allowances.

Description: These temporary and final regulations provide rules concerning the taxation of, and reporting and withholding on, employee business expense reimbursements and other expense allowance arrangements.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, Individuals or households, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms, Federal Government, State, Local or Tribal Government.

Estimated Number of Recordkeepers: 1,419,456.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Recordkeeper: 30 minutes.

Estimated Total Recordkeeping Burden: 709,728 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1304.

Regulation Project Number: INTL-941-86, TL-656-87, and INTL-704-87 NPRM.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Treatment of Shareholders of Certain Passive Foreign Investment Companies.

Description: The reporting requirements affect U.S. persons that are direct and indirect shareholders of passive foreign investment companies (PFICs). The IRS uses Form 8621 to identify PFICs, U.S. persons that are shareholders, and transactions subject to PFIC taxation and verify income inclusions, excess distributions and deferred tax amounts.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 2,500 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1355.

Regulation Project Number: REG-208985-89 (formerly INTL-848-89) NPRM.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Taxable Year of Certain Foreign Corporations Beginning After July 10, 1989.

Description: Proposed regulations set forth the “required year” for “specified foreign corporations” for taxable years beginning After July 10, 1989, and guidance in which foreign corporations must change their taxable year and how to effect the change in taxable year. Specified foreign corporations must conform to the required year and must state so on Form 5471.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 700.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 700 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1468.

Form Number: IRS Form 1040NR-EZ.

Type of Review: Revision.

Title: U.S. Income Tax Return for Certain Nonresident Aliens With No Dependents.

Description: This form is used by certain nonresident aliens with no dependents to report their income subject to tax and compute the correct tax liability. The information on the return is used to determine whether income, deductions, credits, payments, etc. are correctly figured.

Respondents: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 100,000.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Recordkeeping—1 hr., 18 min.

Learning about the law or the form—49 min.

Preparing the form—1 hr., 52 min.

Copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS—34 min.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 459,000 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1618.

Form Number: IRS Form 8863.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Education Credits (Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits).

Description: Section 25A of the Internal Revenue Code allows for two education credits, the Hope credit and the lifetime learning credit. Form 8863 will be used to compute the amount of allowable credits. The IRS will use the information on the form to verify that respondents correctly computed their education credits.

Respondents: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 12,000,000.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Recordkeeping—12 min.

Learning about the law or the form—8 min.

Preparing the form—32 min.

Copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS—33 min.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 13,210,000 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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[FR Doc. 01-20441 Filed 8-14-01; 8:45 am]

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