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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2005-32

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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 burden, 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 Notice 2005-32, Notification requirement for transfer of partnership interest in Electing Investment Partnership (EIP).


Written comments should be received on or before July 12, 2005, to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Glenn P. Kirkland, Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, (202) 622-3634, Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at

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Title: Notification requirement for transfer of partnership interest in Electing Investment Partnership (EIP).

OMB Number: 1545-1939.

Notice Number: Notice 2005-32.

Abstract: The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 amended §§ 734, 743, and 6031 of the Internal Revenue Code. The amendment necessitated the creation of new reporting requirements and procedures for the mandatory basis adjustment provisions of §§ 734 and 743, the procedures for making an electing investment partnership election under § 743(e), and the reporting requirements for electing investment partnerships and their partners. This notice provides interim procedures for partnerships and partners to comply with the mandatory basis adjustment provisions of sections 734 and 743. This notice also provides interim procedures for electing investment partnerships and their partners to comply with sections 743(e) and 6031(f).

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

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organization, individuals, or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 266,400.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 2 Hours, 4 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 522,100.

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 Start Printed Page 25651respond 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: May 5, 2005.

Glenn P. Kirkland,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E5-2398 Filed 5-12-05; 8:45 am]