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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

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)). The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to Application Requirements, Retroactive Reinstatement and Reasonable Cause under Section 6033(j).

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before August 8, 2011 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all written comments to Yvette B. Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of notice should be directed to Joel Goldberger, at (202) 927-9368, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at Joel.P.Goldberger@irs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Application Requirements, Retroactive Reinstatement and Reasonable Cause under Section 6033(j).

OMB Number: 1545-2206.

Notice Number: Notice 2011-44.

Abstract: This notice provides guidance with respect to applying for reinstatement and requesting retroactive reinstatement and establishing reasonable cause under section 6033(j)(2) and (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) for an organization that has had its tax-exempt status automatically revoked under section 6033(j)(1) of the Code. The Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intend to issue regulations under section 6033(j) that will prescribe rules, including rules relating to the application for reinstatement of tax-exempt status under section 6033(j)(2) and the request for retroactive reinstatement under section 6033(j)(3).

Simultaneously, and in conjunction with the publication of Notice 2011-44, Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will publish Notice 2011-43, Transitional Relief under Section 6033(j) for Small Organizations. This relief will apply to small organizations that have lost their tax-exempt status because they failed to file an annual electronic notice for taxable years beginning in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The IRS will treat a small organization that qualifies for the transitional relief as having established reasonable cause for its filing failures and will reinstate the organization's tax-exempt status retroactive to the date it was revoked. In order to qualify for the transitional relief, a small organization's application for reinstatement of its tax-exempt status must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2012.

Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the burden previously requested, at this time.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,917.

Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 1 hour.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,917.

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 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 Start Printed Page 33025be 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: June 1, 2011.

Yvette B. Lawrence,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-13929 Filed 6-6-11; 8:45 am]

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