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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

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)). The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to Additional First Year Depreciation Deduction.

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 copies of regulation should be directed to Joel Goldberger, at the Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, by phone at (202) 927-9368, or on the Internet at Joel.P.Goldberger@irs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Additional First Year Depreciation Deduction.

OMB Number: 1545-2207.

Regulation Project Number: Revenue Procedure 2011-26.

Abstract: This revenue procedure provides guidance under § 2022(a) of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, Public Law 111-240, 124 Stat. 2504 (September 27, 2010) (SBJA), and § 401(a) and (b) of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-312, 124 Stat. 3296 (December 17, 2010) (TRUIRJCA). Sections 2022(a) of the SBJA and 401(a) of the TRUIRJCA amend § 168(k)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code by extending the placed-in-service date for property to qualify for the 50-percent additional first year depreciation deduction. Section 401(b) of the TRUIRJCA amends § 168(k) by adding § 168(k)(5), which temporarily allows a 100-percent additional first year depreciation deduction for certain new property.

Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 250,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125,000.

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: May 19, 2011.

Yvette B. Lawrence,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-14286 Filed 6-8-11; 8:45 am]

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