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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 990-EZ

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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 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax.


Written comments should be received on or before September 6, 2002 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Glenn Kirkland, Internal Revenue Service, room 6411, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the forms and instructions should be directed to Allan Hopkins, (202) 622-6665, or through the internet (, Internal Revenue Service, room 6407, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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Title: Short Form Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax.

OMB Number: 1545-1150.

Form Number: 990-EZ.

Abstract: An annual return is required by Internal Revenue Code section 6033 for organizations exempt from income tax under Code section 501(a). Form 990-EZ is used by tax exempt organizations and nonexempt charitable trusts whose gross receipts are less than $100,000 and whose total assets at the end of the year are less than $250,000 to provide the IRS with the information required by Code section 6033. IRS uses the information from Form 990-EZ to ensure that tax exempt organizations are operating within the limitations of their tax exemption.

Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Start Printed Page 45186

Estimated Number of Respondents: 124,184.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 55 hrs., 38 min.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,909,598.

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: June 25, 2002.

Glenn Kirkland,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-17014 Filed 7-5-02; 8:45 am]