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 8941, Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums.
Written comments should be received on or before November 4, 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.
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Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Katherine Dean, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6242, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Title: Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums.
OMB Number: 1545-2198.
Form Number: Form 8941.
Abstract: Section 1421 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, PL 111-148, allows qualified small employers to elect, beginning in 2010, a tax credit for 50% of their employee health care coverage expenses. Form 8941, Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums, has been developed to help employers compute the tax credit.
Current Actions: As of 2012, 4 line items were deleted from Form 8941. This submission is made to accurately reflect the decrease in burden achieved with their deletion. There are no changes to this year's form that affect the burden to the taxpayer.
Type of Review: Revision of previously approved collection.
Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit groups, not-for-profit institutions, farms, Federal Government, State, Local, or Tribal Governments.
Estimated Number of Responses: 3,046,964.
Estimated Time Per Respondent: 14 hours 46 minutes.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 34,278,346.
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: August 9, 2013.
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-21407 Filed 9-3-13; 8:45 am]
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