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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 138529-05

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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 138529-05, Section 1503(d) Failure to File Relief.


Written comments should be received on or before March 27, 2006 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Glenn Kirkland, Internal Revenue Service, room 6512, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to Larnice Mack at Internal Revenue Service, room 6512, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622-3179, or through the internet at (

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Title: Section 153(d) Failure to File Relief.

Notice Number: 1545-1987.

Abstract: Treasury regulations § 1.1503-2(b) provides that a dual consolidated loss of a dual resident corporation cannot offset the taxable income of any domestic affiliate in the taxable year in which the loss is recognized or in any other taxable year. To implement this general rule and its exceptions, Treas. Reg. §§ 1.1503-2, l.503-2A, and 1.1503-2T require various filings to be included in a timely filed tax return. Taxpayers that fail to include § 1503(d) filings on a timely basis are currently required to request an extension of time to file under the provisions of § 301.9100-1 through 301.9100-3. This Notice announces that taxpayers will not be required to request extensions for most section 1503(d) filings if they can demonstrate that the failure to timely file was due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect.

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

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other-for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 898.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour, 22 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,238.

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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: January 17, 2006.

Glenn Kirkland,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E6-865 Filed 1-24-06; 8:45 am]