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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 existing final regulations, INTL-372-88, (TD 8632), Section 482 Cost Sharing Regulations (§ 1.482-7); INTL-401-88 (TD 8552), Intercompany Transfer Pricing Regulations Under Section 482 (§§ 1.482-1, 1.482-4).


Written comments should be received on or before April 29, 2003 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 regulation should be directed to Larnice Mack (202) 622-3179, or through the internet (, Internal Revenue Service, room 6407, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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Title: (INTL-372-88) Section 482 Cost Sharing Regulations; (INTL-401-88) Intercompany Transfer Pricing Regulations Under Section 482.

OMB Number: 1545-1364.

Regulation Project Number: INTL-372-88; INTL-401-88.

Abstract: The information collections in INTL-372-88 are necessary to determine whether an entity is an eligible participant of a qualified cost sharing arrangement and whether each eligible participant is sharing the costs and benefits of intangible development on an arm's length basis. INTL-401-88 relates to the pricing of transfers of tangible property, intangible property, or services between related parties to ensure that taxpayers clearly reflect income and to prevent the avoidance of taxes with respect to such transactions.

Current Actions: There is no change to these existing regulations.

Type of Review: Extension of OMB approval.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 7 hrs., 51 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,850 hours.

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: February 20, 2003.

Glenn Kirkland,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-4807 Filed 2-27-03; 8:45 am]