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Start Preamble August 30, 2004.

The Department of the 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.


Written comments should be received on or before October 13, 2004 to be assured of consideration.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

OMB Number: 1545-1619.

Form Number: IRS Form 8862.

Type of Review: Revision.

Title: Information to Claim Earned Income Credit after Disallowance.

Description: Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code allows taxpayers an earned income credit (EIC) for each of their qualifying children. Section 32(k), Start Printed Page 55213as enacted by section 1085(a)(1) of P.L. 105-34, disallows the EIC for a statutory period if the taxpayer improperly claimed it in a prior year. Form 8862 helps taxpayers reestablish their eligibility to claim the EIC.

Respondents: Individuals or households.

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

Estimated Burden Hours Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Recordkeeping—26 min.

Learning about the law or the form—9 min.

Preparing the form —16 min.

Copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS—20 min.

Frequency of response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 1,220,000 hours.

Clearance Officer: Paul H. Finger, (202) 622-4078, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6516, 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. 04-20583 Filed 9-10-04; 8:45 am]