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-123059-05, Limitations on Dividends Received Deduction and Other Guidance.
Written comments should be received on or before October 20, 2008 to be assured of consideration.Start Printed Page 49540
Direct all written comments to Glenn P. Kirkland, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.Start Further Info
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 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at Carolyn.N.Brown@irs.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title: Limitations on Dividends Received Deduction and Other Guidance.
OMB Number: 1545-1943.
Regulation Project Number: Notice-123059-05.
Abstract: This document provides guidance under new section 965, which was enacted by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-357). In general, and subject to limitations and conditions, section 975(a) provides that a corporation that is a U.S. shareholder of a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) may elect, for one taxable year, an 85 percent dividends received deduction (DRD) with respect to certain cash dividends it receives from its CFCs. This document addresses limitations imposed on the maximum amount of section 965(a) DRD under section 965(b)(1) (under which the maximum amount of an eligible dividend is the greatest of $500 million, or earnings permanently reinvested outside the United States), section 965(b)(2) (regarding certain base-period repatriations), section 965(b)(3) (regarding certain increases in related party indebtedness), and certain miscellaneous limitations (related to the foreign tax credit).
Current Actions: There is no change to this notice.
Type of Review: Extension of OMB approval.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,000.
Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,250,000
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.Start Signature
Approved: August 1, 2008.
Glenn P. Kirkland,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-19344 Filed 8-20-08; 8:45 am]
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