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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 8879-PE, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Form 1065; Revenue Procedure 2009-32, Reliance Criteria for Private Foundations and Sponsoring Organizations; Form 14116, HCTC Family Member Eligibility Form; the VITA/TCE Volunteer Program; and PS-66-93 (TD 8609), Gasohol; Compressed Natural Gas, and PS-120-90 (TD 8241), Gasoline Excise Tax.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before June 3, 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: IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Form 1065.

OMB Number: 1545-2042.

Form Number: 8879-PE.

Abstract: Form 8879-PE is used by an electronic return originator (ERO) and a general partner or limited liability company member when the general partner or limited liability company member wants to use a personal identification number (PIN) to electronically sign a partnership's electronic income tax return.

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 or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 4 hours, 3 minutes.

Estimated Annual Burden Hours for Respondents: 2,025.

(2) Title: Reliance Criteria for Private Foundations and Sponsoring Organizations.

OMB Number: 1545-2050.

Form Number: Notice 2006-107 (superseded in part by RP 2009-32[superseded by RP2011-32]).

Abstract: Revenue Procedure 2009-32 provides reliance criteria for private foundations and sponsoring organizations that maintain donor advised funds in determining whether a potential grantee is an organization described in section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code).

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: 65,000.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 9 hours, 25 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden hours: 612,294.

(3) Title: HCTC Family Member Eligibility Form.

OMB Number: 1545-2163.

Form Number: 14116.

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 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: 180.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 10 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30.

(4) Title: VITA/TCE Volunteer Program.

OMB Number: 1545-2222.

Form Number: Various forms.

Abstract: The Internal Revenue Service offers free assistance with tax return preparation and tax counseling using specially trained volunteers. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs assist seniors and individuals with low to moderate incomes, those with disabilities, and those for whom English is a second language.

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: Individuals and Households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 47,130.

Estimated Average Time Per Respondent: 21 minutes.

Estimate Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,097.

(5) Title: PS-66-93, Gasohol; Compressed Natural Gas; and PS-120-90, Gasoline Excise Tax.

OMB Number: 1545-1270.

Form Number: N/A.

Abstract: PS-66-93: This regulation relates to gasohol blending and the tax on compressed natural gas (CNG). The sections relating to gasohol blending affect certain blenders, enterers, refiners, and throughputters. The sections relating to CMG affect persons that sell or buy CNG for use as a fuel in a motor vehicle or motorboat. PS-120-90: This regulation relates to the federal excise tax on gasoline. It affects refiners, importers, and distributors of gasoline and provides guidance relating to taxable transactions, persons liable for tax, gasoline blendstocks, and gasohol.

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, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms and State, Local or Tribal Governments.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,410.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 7 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 366.

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 27, 2013.

R. Joseph Durbala,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2013-07672 Filed 4-2-13; 8:45 am]

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