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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)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 720-TO, Terminal Operator Report; Form 8734, Support Schedule for Advance Ruling Period; Form 8806, Information Return for Acquisition of Control or Substantial Change in Capital Structure; Revenue Procedure 2004-12, Health Insurance Costs of Eligible Individuals; and Form 8908, Energy Efficient Home Credit.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before May 31, 2013 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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 RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

(1) Title: Terminal Operator Report.

OMB Number: 1545-1734.

Form Number: 720-TO.

Abstract: Representatives of the motor fuel industry, state governments, and the Federal government are working to ensure compliance with excise taxes on motor fuels. This joint effect has resulted in a system to track the movement of all products to and from terminals. Form 720-TO is an information return that will be used by terminal operators to report their monthly receipts and disbursements of products.

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

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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Estimated Number of Respondents: 504,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 4 hours, 40 minutes.

Estimated Annual Burden Hours for Respondents: 2,347,020.

(2) Title: Support Schedule for Advance Ruling Period.

OMB Number: 1545-1836.

Form Number: 8734.

Abstract: Form 8734 is used by charities to furnish financial information that Exempt Organization Determinations of IRS can use to classify a charity as a public charity.

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: Not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 34 hours, 19 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden hours: 549,120.

(3) Title: Information Return for Acquisition of Control or Substantial Change in Capital Structure.

OMB Number: 1545-1869.

Form Number: 8806.

Abstract: Form 8806 is used to report information regarding transactions involving acquisition of control or substantial change in capital structure under section 6043.

Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 11 hours, 18 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 113.

(4) Title: Health Insurance Costs of Eligible Individuals.

OMB Number: 1545-1875.

Form Number: Rev. Proc. 2004-12.

Abstract: Revenue Procedure 2004-12 informs states how to elect a health program to be qualified health insurance for purposes of the health coverage tax credit (HCTC) under section 35 of the Internal Revenue Code. The collection of information is voluntary. However, if a state does not make an election, eligible residents of the state may be impeded in their efforts to claim the HCTC.

Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: States, Local or Tribal Government.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 51.

Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 30 minutes.

Estimate Total Annual Burden Hours: 26.

(5) Title: Energy Efficient Home Credit.

OMB Number: 1545-1979.

Form Number: 8909.

Abstract: Congress passed Public Law 109-58, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, on August 8, 2005, enacting legislation providing a tax credit for contractors producing new energy efficient homes.

We created Form 8908 to reflect new code section 45L which allows qualified contractors to claim a credit for each qualified energy-efficient home sold in tax years ending after December 31, 2005.

Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 198,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours, 35 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 512,820.

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: March 25, 2013.

R. Joseph Durbala,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2013-07557 Filed 3-29-13; 8:45 am]

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