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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

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 an existing notice of proposed rulemaking and temporary regulation, REG-135898-04, Extension of Time to Elect Method for Determining Allowable Loss; REG-152524-02, Guidance Under Section 1502, Amendment of Waiver of Loss Carryovers from Separate Return Limitation Years; REG-123305-02, REG-102740-02, Loss Limitation Rules.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before October 9, 2007 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all written comments to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of the regulation should be directed to Carolyn N. Brown, at (202) 622-6688, or at Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Carolyn.N.Brown@irs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: REG-135898-04 (NPRM and Temporary Regulations) Extension of Time to Elect Method for Determining Allowable Loss; REG-152524-02 (NPRM and Temporary Regulations) Guidance Under Section 1502; Amendment of Waiver of Loss Carryovers from Separate Return Limitation Years; REG-123305-02 (formerly REG-102305-02) (NPRM and Temporary Regulations); REG-102740-02 (NPRM and Temporary Regulations) Loss Limitation Rules.

OMB Number: 1545-1774.

Regulation Project Number: REG-135898-04.

Abstract: The information is necessary to allow the taxpayer to make certain elections to determine the amount of allowable loss under § 1.337(d)-2T, § 1.1502-20 as currently in effect or under § 1.1502-20 as modified; to allow the taxpayer to waive loss carryovers up to the amount of the § 1.1502-20(g) election; and to ensure that loss is not disallowed under § 1.337(d)-2T and basis is not reduced under § 1.337(d)-2T to the extent the taxpayer establishes that the loss or basis is not attributable to the recognition of built in gain on the disposition of an asset. With respect to § 1.1502-20T, the information also is necessary to allow the common parent of the selling group to reapportion a separate, subgroup or consolidated section 382 limitation when the acquiring group amends its § 1.1502-32(b)(4) election. Furthermore, regarding § 1.1502-32(b)(4), the information also is necessary to allow the taxpayer that acquired a subsidiary of a consolidated group to amend its election under § 1.1502-32(b)(4), so that the acquiring group can use the acquired subsidiary's losses to offset its income. The information also is necessary to allow the taxpayer to make certain elections to determine the amount of allowable loss pursuant to a new due date, and to amend or revoke certain prior elections to determine the amount of allowable loss.

Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.

Type of Review: Extension of OMB approval.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,360.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Hours: 36,720.

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 25, 2007.

R. Joseph Durbala,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-15262 Filed 8-6-07; 8:45 am]

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