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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 Start Printed Page 51722soliciting comments concerning an existing final regulation, REG-106177-98(TD 8845), Adequate Disclosure of Gifts (§ 301.6501(c)-1).


Written comments should be received on or before December 10, 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 regulation 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: Adequate Disclosure of Gifts.

OMB Number: 1545-1637.

Regulation Project Number: REG-106177-98.

Abstract: Section 301.6501(c)-1(f) requires that, in order to commence the running of the gift tax statute of limitations, the donor must file a Form 709 and submit sufficient information about the transaction that will give the Service a complete and accurate description of the transfer. Such information includes a description of the transferred property, the identity and relationship of the parties to the transfer and any entities involved, a description of the methods used to value the transferred property, a description of any restrictions on the transferred property, and a statement of any potential controversy or legal issue involved.

Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.

Type of review: Extension of OMB approval.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

The reporting burden contained in § 301.6501(c)-1(f) is reflected in the burden for Form 709, U.S. Gift (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return.

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: October 3, 2001.

Garrick R. Shear,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-25435 Filed 10-9-01; 8:45 am]