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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 3800

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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 3800, General Business Credit.


Written comments should be received on or before September 13, 2010 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Gerald 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 Elaine Christophe, (202) 622-3179, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20224, or through the internet, at

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Title: General Business Credit.

OMB Number: 1545-0895.

Form Number: Form 3800.

Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 38 permits taxpayers to reduce their income tax liability by the amount of their general business credit, which is an aggregation of their investment credit, work opportunity credit, welfare-to-work credit, alcohol fuel credit, research credit, low-income housing credit, disabled access credit, enhanced oil recovery credit, etc. Form 3800 is used to figure the correct credit.

Current Actions:

The following new credits are added:

1. Line 1t—Credits for affected Midwestern disaster area employers.

2. Line 1v—Agricultural chemicals security credit.

3. Line 1w—Credit for employer differential wage payments.

4. Line 1x—Carbon dioxide sequestration credit.

5. Line 1y—Qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit.

6. Line 1z—Qualified plug-in electric vehicle credit.

7. Line 18b—Extension property.

The following new credits are removed:

1. The Hurricane Katrina housing credit from pass-through entities, because it can no longer be claimed.

We are making this submission to renew the OMB approval:

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, farms and individuals.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 250,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 26 hours, 57 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,740,000.

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.

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Approved: July 6, 2010.

Gerald Shields,

IRS Supervisory Tax Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2010-16962 Filed 7-12-10; 8:45 am]