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 Announcement 151178-06, Settlement Initiative for Employees of Foreign Embassies, Foreign Consular Offices and International Organizations in the United States.
Written comments should be received on or before March 30, 2007 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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Requests for additional information or copies of the announcement should be directed to Carolyn N. Brown at Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622-6688, or through the Internet at Carolyn.N.Brown@irs.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title: Settlement Initiative for Employees of Foreign Embassies, Foreign Consular Offices and International Organizations in the United States.
OMB Number: 1545-2045.
Announcement Number: 151178-06.
Abstract: The IRS has determined a substantial number of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents working in the international community have failed to fulfill their U.S. tax obligations. The IRS needs the information in order to apply the terms of the settlement and determine the amount of taxes, applicable statutory interest and penalties. The respondents are individuals employed by foreign embassies, foreign consular offices or international organizations in the United States.
Current Actions: There are no changes being made to this notice.
Type of Review: New collection.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,500.
Estimated Time Per Respondent: 2 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,000. Start Printed Page 4062
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.Start Signature
Approved: January 19, 2007.
Glenn P. Kirkland,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-1302 Filed 1-26-07; 8:45 am]
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