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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 2120

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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 Form 2120, Multiple Support Declaration.


Written comments should be received on or before September 23, 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, at Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, Start Printed Page 42619or through the Internet at

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Title: Multiple Support Declaration.

OMB Number: 1545-0071.

Form Number: 2120.

Abstract: A taxpayer who pays more than 10%, but less than 50%, of the support for an individual may claim that individual as a dependent provided the taxpayer attaches declarations from anyone else providing at least 10% support stating that they will not claim the dependent. This form is used to show that the other contributors have agreed not to claim the individual as a dependent.

Current Actions: The total burden has increased 330 hours as a result of an increase of 1 line and 118 words to the form.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Individuals and households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 34 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,160.

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: July 14, 2005.

Glenn P. Kirkland,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E5-3929 Filed 7-22-05; 8:45 am]