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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1023

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Start Preamble July 7, 2010.


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 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Comments must be received by September 13, 2010 to be assured of consideration.

The Department of the Treasury is piloting the collaborative tool, http://www.PRAComment.Gov, to increase public participation and collaboration for the Paperwork Reduction Act information collection activities. The Department is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to test the information collection, 1545-0056, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The information collection takes an estimated 96 hours to complete and places more than 3M paperwork burden hours on the public annually.

The information collection expires on January 31, 2011. The collaboration tool will maintain the official comments in which the Internal Revenue Service will use to determine potential changes to the form and/or to the estimated burden and costs associated with the collection. The Department believes the public comments received through the collaboration tool will reduce the paperwork burden on the public for Form 1023.


Submit comments by one of the following methods:

  • Gerald J. Shields, 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 Joseph R. Durbala Start Printed Page 40032at 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: Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

OMB Number: 1545-0056.

Form Number: Form 1023.

Abstract: Form 1023 is filed by applicants seeking Federal income tax exemption as organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. IRS uses the information to determine if the applicant is exempt and whether the applicant is a private foundation.

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

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 29,409.

Estimated Time per Respondents: 106 hours, 4 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,138,550.

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 7, 2010.

Gerald J. Shields,

Bureau Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2010-16960 Filed 7-12-10; 8:45 am]