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Start Preamble April 10, 2003.

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 11000, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before May 19, 2003 to be assured of consideration.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

OMB Number: 1545-0919.

Regulation Project Number: PS-105-75 Final.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Limitations on Percentage Depletion in the Case of Oil and Gas Wells.

Description: These regulations require each partner to separately keep records of his share of the adjusted basis of partnership oil and gas property and require each partnership, trusts, estate, and operator to provide information necessary to certain persons to compute depletion with respect to oil and gas.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 1,500,000.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 1 hour.

OMB Number: 1545-1434.

Regulation Project Number: CO-26-96 Final.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Regulations Under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; Application of Section 382 in Short Taxable Years and with Respect to Controlled Groups.

Description: Section 382 limits the amount of income that can be offset by loss carryovers after an ownership change. These regulations provide rules for applying section 382 in the case of short taxable years and with respect to controlled groups.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,500.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent: 15 minutes.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 875 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1502.

Form Number: IRS Forms 5304-SIMPLE and 5305-SIMPLE and Notice 98-4.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Form 5304-SIMPLE—Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE) (Not for Use With a Designated Financial Institution); Form 5305-SIMPLE—Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE)—(for Use With a Designated Financial Institution); and Notice 98-4—Simple IRA Plan Guidance.

Description: Form 5304-SIMPLE and 5305-SIMPLE are used by an employer to permit employees to make salary reduction contributions to a savings incentive match plan (SIMPLE IRA) described in Code section 408(p). These forms are not to be filed with IRS, but to be retained in the employers' records as proof of establishing such a plan, thereby justifying a deduction for contributions made to the SIMPLE IRA. The data is used to verify the deduction. Notice 98-4 provides guidance for employers and trustees regarding how they can comply with the requirements of Code section 408(p) in establishing and maintaining a SIMPLE Plan, including information regarding the notification and reporting requirements under Code section 408.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, Individuals or households, Not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 600,000. Start Printed Page 19252

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Form/noticeRecordkeepingLearning about the law or the formPreparing the form
5304-SIMPLE3 hr., 37 min2 hr., 25 min46 min
5305-SIMPLE3 hr., 37 min2 hr., 25 min46 min
Notice 98-415 min

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 2,127,000 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1539.

Regulation Project Number: REG-208172-91 Final.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Basis Reduction Due to Discharge of Indebtedness.

Description:The IRS will use the information provided by taxpayers owning interests in partnerships and owning section 1221(I) real property to verify compliance with sections 1017(b)(3)(C), 1017(b)(3)(E), 1017(b)(3)(F), and 1017(b)(4)(X).

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

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 2,000.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper: 1,000.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Recordkeeping Burden: 10,000 hours.

Clearance Officer: Glenn Kirkland, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6411-03, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, (202) 622-3428.

OMB Reviewer: Joseph F. Lackey, Jr., Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-7316.

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Mary A. Able,

Departmental Reports Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-9614 Filed 4-17-03; 8:45 am]

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