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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 14117, HCTC Registration for Medicare Family Members, and REG-128841-07, Public Approval Guidance for Tax-Exempt Bonds (NPRM).


Written comments should be received on or before April 9, 2013 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Please send separate comments for each specific information collection listed below. You must reference the information collection's title, form number, reporting or record-keeping requirement number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the collection tools should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202)622-3634, or through the Internet at

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Currently, the IRS is seeking comments concerning the following information collection tools, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements:

(1) Title: HCTC Registration for Medicare Family Members.

OMB Number: 1545-2162.

Form Number: 14117.

Abstract: This form will be used by the family members of HCTC eligible individuals under circumstances where the original candidate has died or become divorced from the family member. This form allows family member to begin the HCTC registration process by verifying the family member's eligibility.

Current Actions: There are no changes to the previously approved burden of this existing collection.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business and for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 min.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,200.

(2) Title: Public Approval Guidance for Tax-Exempt Bonds.

OMB Number: 1545-2185.

Form Number: REG-128841-07.

Abstract: This document contains proposed regulations on the public approval requirements under section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) applicable to tax-exempt private activity bonds issued by State and local governments. The proposed regulations affect State and local governmental issuers of tax-exempt private activity bonds.

Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue procedure at this time.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hr., 18 min.

Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden hours: 2,600.

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 Start Printed Page 9454of 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: February 4, 2013.

R. Joseph Durbala,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2013-02832 Filed 2-7-13; 8:45 am]