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Start Preamble December 12, 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.


Written comments should be received on or before January 18, 2002 to be assured of consideration.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

OMB Number: 1545-1628.

Regulation Project Number: REG-118620-97 Final.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Communications Excise Tax; Prepaid Telephone Cards.

Description: Carriers must keep certain information documenting their sales of prepaid telephone cards to other carriers to avoid responsibility for collecting tax. The regulations provide rules for the application of the communications excise tax to prepaid telephone cards.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 104.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper: 20 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 34 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1637.

Regulation Project Number: REG-106177-98 Final.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Adequate Disclosure of Gifts.

Description: The information requested in regulation section 301.6501(c)-1(f)(2) that must be provided on a gift tax return is necessary to give the IRS a complete and accurate description of the transfer in order to begin the running of the statute of limitations on the gift. Prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations, a gift tax may be assessed and the value may be adjusted in order to determine the value of prior taxable gifts for estate and gift tax purposes.

Respondents: Individuals or households. Start Printed Page 65531

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 1 hour.

OMB Number: 1545-1642.

Regulation Project Number: REG-104072-97 Final.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Recharacterizing Financing Arrangements Involving Fast-Pay Stock.

Description: Section 1.7701(1)-3 recharacterizes fast-pay arrangements. Certain participants in such arrangements must file a statement that includes the name of the corporation that issued the fast-pay stock, and (to the extent the filing taxpayer knows or has reason to know) the terms of the fast-pay stock, the date on which it was issued, and the names and taxpayer identification numbers of any shareholders of any class of stock that is not traded on an established securities market.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 50.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 50 hours.

Clearance Officer: George Freeland, Internal Revenue Service, Room 5577, 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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Mary A. Able,

Departmental Reports, Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-31191 Filed 12-18-01; 8:45 am]