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 W-2G, Certain Gambling Winnings.
Written comments should be received on or before November 18, 2013 to be assured of consideration.
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Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Katherine Dean, at Katherine.email@example.com.
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Title: Certain Gambling Winnings.
OMB Number: 1545-0238.
Form Number: Form W-2G.
Abstract: Internal Revenue Code sections 6041, 3402(q), and 3406 require payers of certain gambling winnings to withhold tax and to report the winnings to the IRS. IRS uses the information to verify compliance with the reporting rules and to verify that the winnings are properly reported on the recipient's tax return.
Current Actions: Four boxes were added (State Winnings, Local Winnings, Local Income Tax withheld, Name of Locality) at the request of TIGERS (Tax Information Group for E-Commerce Requirements Standardization) and the e-Channel Support e-Initiatives Group. The new boxes are added for the use of state and local authorities, and to make compliance with state/local tax requirements easier for the taxpayer. This change represents the clearest way to request the information, and is generally uniform with the layout of similar forms.
The addition of these elements resulted in an increase of
Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, state or local governments, and non-profit institutions.
Estimated Number of Responses: 4,104,771.
Estimated Time Per Response: 24 min.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,682,957.
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: September 4, 2013.
OMB Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-22531 Filed 9-16-13; 8:45 am]
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