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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 12339, 12339-B, and 13775

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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 Forms 12339, Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council Membership Application; 12339-B, Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee Start Printed Page 40450Membership Application and 13775, Tax Check Waiver.


Written comments should be received on or before September 6, 2011 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Yvette B. Lawrence, 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 Evelyn J. Mack at (202) 622-7381, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at

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Title: Tax Check Waiver.

OMB Number: 1545-1791.

Form Numbers: 12339, 12339-B, & 13775.

Abstract: Form 12339 and Form 12339-B were created to better solicit and maintain all of the applicant information for those interested in becoming members of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) and the Information Reporting Program Advisory Council (IRPAC).

Form 12339 must be completed by those individuals interested in applying for IRSAC. Form 12339-B must be completed by those interested in applying for IRPAC. Each form is submitted in conjunction with Form 13775.

Current Actions: Form 13775 replaces Form 12339-A.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Individuals or households, and businesses or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.

Estimated Time per Response: 50 min.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 417.

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: June 28, 2011.

Yvette B. Lawrence,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-17131 Filed 7-7-11; 8:45 am]