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Start Preamble October 16, 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 November 24, 2003, to be assured of consideration.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

OMB Number: 1545-0212.

Form Number: IRS Form 5558.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Application for Extension of Time to file Certain Employee Plan Returns.

Description: This form is used by employers to request an extension of time to file the employee plan annual information return/report (Form 5500 series) or employee plan excise tax return (Form 5330). The data supplied on Form 5558 is used to determine if such extension of time is warranted.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 335,000.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent: 33 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 185,724 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-61276.

Regulation Project Number: FI-88-86 Final.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (TD 8458).

Description: Section 860E(e) imposes an excise tax on the transfer of a residual interest in a REMIC to a disqualified party that is an interest holder.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,600.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent: 20 minutes.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 525 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1546.

Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 97-33.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System).

Description: Some taxpayers are required by regulations issued under section 6302(h) of the Internal Revenue Code to make Federal Tax Deposits (FTDs) using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Other taxpayers may choose to voluntarily participate in EFTPS. EFPTS requires that a taxpayer complete an enrollment form to provide the information the IRS needs to properly credit the taxpayer's account. Revenue Procedure 97-33 provides procedures and information that will help taxpayers to electronically make FTDs and tax payments through EFTPS.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, individuals or households, not-for-profit institutions, farms, Federal Government, State, local or tribal government.

Estimated Number of Recordkeepers: 557,243. Start Printed Page 61042

Estimated Burden Hours Per Recordkeeper: 30 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, biennially.

Estimated Total Recordkeeping Burden: 278,622 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1695.

Revenue Ruling Number: Revenue Ruling 2000-33.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Deferred Compensation Plans of State and Local Governments and Tax-Exempt Organizations.

Description: This revenue ruling specifies the conditions the plan sponsor should meet to automatically defer a certain percentage of its employees' compensation into their accounts in an eligible deferred compensation plan.

Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions, State, local or tribal government.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 500 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1696.

Form Number: IRS Form 8872.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Political Organization Report of Contributions and Expenditures.

Description: Internal Revenue Code section 527(j) requires certain political organizations to report certain contributions received and expenditures made after July 1, 2000. Every section 527 political organization that accepts a contribution or makes an expenditure for an exempt function during the calendar year must file Form 8872, except for: A political organization that is not required to file Form 8871, or a State or local committee of a political party or political committee of a State or local candidate.

Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 10,000.

Estimated Burden Hours Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Recordkeeping9 hr., 48 min.
Learning about the law or the form24 min.
Preparing and sending the form to the IRS34 min.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 431,200 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1705.

Regulation Project Number: REG-246249-96 Final.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Information Reporting Requirements for Certain Payments Made on Behalf of Another Person, Payment to Joint Payees, and Payments of Cross Proceeds From Sales Involving Investment Advisers.

Description: The regulation under section 6041 clarifies who is the payee for information reporting purposes if a check or other instrument is made payable to joint payees, provides information reporting requirements for escrow agents and other persons making payments on behalf of another person, and clarifies that the amount to be reported as paid is the gross amount of the payment. The regulation also removes investment advisers from the list of exempt recipients for information reporting purposes under section 6045.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.

Estimated Burden Hours Respondent: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 1 hour.

OMB Number: 1545-1707.

Regulation Project Number: REG-106511-00 NPRM.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Estate Tax; Form 706, Extension to File.

Description: This document contains proposed regulations relating to the filing of an application for an automatic 6-month extension of time to file an estate tax return (Form 706). The proposed regulations provide guidance to executors of decedents' estates on how to properly file the application for the automatic extension.

Respondents: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.

Estimated Burden Hours Respondent: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 1 hour.

Clearance Officer: R. Joseph Durbala, (202) 622-3634, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6411, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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

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Lois K. Holland,

Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-26889 Filed 10-23-03; 8:45 am]

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