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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5884-B

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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 5884-B, New Hire Retention Credit.


Written comments should be received on or before February 7, 2011 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Allan Hopkins, 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, (202) 622-3634, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at

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Title: New Hire Retention Credit.

OMB Number: 1545-XXXX.

Form Number: Form 5884-B.

Abstract: Form 5884-B, New Hire Retention Credit, was developed to carry out the provisions of section 102 of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act (Public Law (Pub. L.) 111-147). The new form provides a means for employers to calculate and claim the credit. This credit is a new non-Code general business credit and the form is required to be attached to the tax return.

Current Actions: This is a new form developed to comply with the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act (Public Law (Pub. L.) 111-147). This form is being submitted for OMB approval.

Type of Review: New collection.

Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit groups, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms, Federal Government, State, Local, or Tribal Governments.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,125,000.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 12 hours 17 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,815,000.

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: December 1, 2010.

Allan Hopkins,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2010-30733 Filed 12-7-10; 8:45 am]