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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 13560 and 13561

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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 Start Printed Page 52066burden, 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 13560, HCTC Health Plan Administrator (HPA) Return of Funds Form, and Form HCTC Health Plan Administrators Operations Guide.


Written comments should be received on or before October 25, 2004 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Paul H. Finger, 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 should be directed to Carol Savage at Internal Revenue Service, room 6407, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622-3945, or through the internet at

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Title: Form 13560, HCTC Health Plan Administrator (HPA) Return of Funds Form, and Form 13561, HCTC Health Plan Administrators Operations Guide.

OMB Number: 1545-1891.

Forms Number: Forms 13560 and 13561.

Abstract: Form 13560 is completed by Health Plan Administrator (HPAs) and accompanies a return of funds in order to ensure proper handling. This form serves as supporting documentation for any funds returned by an HPA and clarifies where the payment should be applied and why it is being sent. Form 13561 will be provided in the HCTC (Health Coverage Tax Credit) Health Plan Administrator Operations Guide. Form 13561 is an evaluation form intended to gather feedback from HPAs on the quality of the HCTC HPA Registration and Operations Guides.

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

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 200.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 15 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50.

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: August 18, 2004.

Paul H. Finger,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-19353 Filed 8-23-04; 8:45 am]