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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 2290, 2290-SP, and 2290-FR

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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 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, Form 2290-FR, Declaration d'Impot sur L'utilisation des Vehicules Lourds sur les Routes, and 2290-SP, Declaración del Impuesto sobre el Uso de Vehículos Pesados en las Carreteras.


Written comments should be received on or before September 22, 2008 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Glenn P. Kirkland Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 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 Start Printed Page 42655at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622-3634, or through the internet at

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Title: Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return.

Abstract: Forms 2290, 2290-SP, 2290-FR are used to compute and report the tax imposed by section 4481 on the highway use of certain motor vehicles. The information is used to determine whether the taxpayer has paid the correct amount of tax.

Current Actions: There are no changes to the burden relating to Form 2290 at this time.

Type of Review: Extension of a current OMB approval.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,219,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 42 hours, 52 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 27,548,640.

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 15, 2008.

Glenn P. Kirkland,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-16646 Filed 7-21-08; 8:45 am]