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Start Preamble December 19, 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, Pub. L. 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 February 2, 2004 to be assured of consideration.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

OMB Number: 1545-1507.

Regulation Project Number: INTL-656-87 Final.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Treatment of Shareholders of Certain Passive Foreign Investment Companies (PFICs).

Description: The reporting requirements affect U.S. persons that are direct and indirect shareholders of passive foreign investment companies (PFICs). The IRS uses Form 8621 to identify PFICs, U.S. persons that are shareholders, and transactions subject to PFIC taxation and to verify income inclusions, excess distributions and deferred tax amounts.

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

Estimated Number of Respondents: 131,250.

Estimated Burden Hours per Respondent: 45 minutes.

Frequency of Response: Other (one-time only).

Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 100,000 hours.

OMB Number: 1545-1817.

Form Number: IRS Form 8802.

Type of Review: Revision.

Title: Application for United States Residency Certification.

Description: All requests for U.S. residency certification must be received on Form 8802, Application for United States Residency Certification. This application must be sent to the Philadelphia Service Center. As proof of residency in the United States and of entitlement to the benefits of a tax treaty, U.S. treaty partner countries require a U.S. Government certification that you are a U.S. citizen, U.S. corporation, U.S. partnership, or resident of the United States for purposes of taxation.

Respondents: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 100,000.

Estimated Burden Hours per Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Recordkeeping—52 min.

Learning about the law or the form—43 min.

Preparing the form—54 min.

Copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS—34 min.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 308,000 hours.

Clearance Officer: Robert M. Coar, (202) 622-3579, 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. 03-32263 Filed 12-31-03; 8:45 am]

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