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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2008-79

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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 2008-XX, Tax Exempt Housing Bonds and 2008 Housing Legislation.


Written comments should be received on or before March 24, 2009 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 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 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at

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Title: Tax Exempt Housing Bonds and 2008 Housing Legislation.

OMB Number: 1545-2119.

Notice Number: Notice 2008-79.

Abstract: This information is being requested from issuers of tax-exempt bonds who issue bonds subject to the new volume cap or utilize proceeds of mortgage revenue bonds to refinance certain qualified subprime mortgage loans, as provided in the Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008, enacted July 30, 2008 (“2008 Housing Act”). We are asking issuers to report bonds issued pursuant to the new volume cap on existing form 8038 that is already required to be filed in connection with bond issues, and issuers of mortgage revenue bonds to attach a schedule to the 8038 providing a reasonable estimate of the total expected principal amount that will be utilized to refinance qualified subprime mortgage loans. We are asking issuers to file a second copy of an existing IRS Form 8328 in order to make the election to carry forward additional volume cap provided under Start Printed Page 4304the 2008. This notice sets forth the procedures to be followed by service recipients and service providers in order to correct certain operational failures of a nonqualified deferred compensation plan to comply with § 409A(a). It also describes the types of operational failures that can be corrected under the notice.

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

Type of Review: This is an extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.

Estimated Average Time Per Respondent: 2 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300.

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: January 14, 2009.

R. Joseph Durbala,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-1319 Filed 1-22-09; 8:45 am]