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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 procedure for monitoring compliance with low-income housing credit requirements; rules to carry out the purposes of section 42 and for correcting administrative errors and omissions; and compliance monitoring and miscellaneous issues relating to the low-income housing credit.


Written comments should be received on or before October 1, 2013 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6411, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20224, or through the Internet, at

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Title: PS-78-91, Procedure for Monitoring Compliance With Low-Income Housing Credit Requirements; PS-50-92, Rules To Carry Out the Purposes of Section 42 and for Correcting Administrative Errors and Omissions; and REG-114664-97, Compliance Monitoring and Miscellaneous Issues Relating to the Low-Income Housing Credit.

OMB Number: 1545-1357.

Regulation Project Numbers: PS-78-91; PS-50-92; and REG-114664-97.

Abstract: PS-78-91 This regulation requires state allocation plans to provide a procedure for state and local housing credit agencies to monitor for compliance with the requirements of Code section 42 and report any noncompliance to the IRS. PS-50-92 This regulation concerns the Secretary of the Treasury's authority to provide guidance under Code section 42 and allows state and local housing credit agencies to correct administrative errors and omissions made in connection with allocations of low-income housing credit dollar amounts and recordkeeping within a reasonable period after their discovery. REG-114664-97 This regulation amends the procedures for state and local housing credit agencies' compliance monitoring and the rules for state and local housing credit agencies' correction of administrative errors or omissions.

Current Actions: There is no change to these existing regulations.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, individual or households, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal governments.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,141.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 4 hours, 45 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 104,899.

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: July 29, 2013.

Allan Hopkins,

Tax Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2013-18721 Filed 8-1-13; 8:45 am]