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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2006-109

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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 2006-109, Interim Guidance Regarding Supporting Organizations and Donor Advised Funds.


Written comments should be received on or before May 14, 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.

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Requests for additional information or copies of notice should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at (202) 622-6665, or at Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at

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Title: Interim Guidance Regarding Supporting Organizations and Donor Advised Funds.

OMB Number: 1545-2050.

Notice Number: Notice 2006-109.

Abstract: This notice provides private foundation with options in collecting information to assist in determining whether grants to certain supporting organizations are qualifying distributions and are not taxable expenditures. Collecting such information will provide private foundations with relief from the new excise taxes imposed under amended sections 4942 and 4945 of the Code. It also provides relief from excise taxes imposed under new section 4966 of the Code. A sponsoring organization of certain donor advised funds will not be subject to the new taxes for distributions from employer-sponsored disaster relief funds or for distributions of certain educational grants if the organization collects and maintains the required documentation. The Notice clarifies that existing documentation requirements for employer-sponsored relief programs and educational grants apply to these funds.

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

Type of Review: Approval of new collection.

Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 65,000.

Estimated Average Time Per Respondent: 9 hours, 25 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 612,294.

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 Start Printed Page 12264comments 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: March 8, 2007.

Glenn Kirkland,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-4700 Filed 3-14-07; 8:45 am]