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Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Furnishing Identifying Number of Tax Return Preparer

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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 furnishing identifying number of tax return preparer.


Written comments should be received on or before November 25, 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 regulations should be directed to LaNita Van Dyke, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6511, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20224, or through the Internet, at

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Title: Furnishing Identifying Number of Tax Return Preparer.

OMB Number: 1545-2176.

Regulation Project Number: TD 9501.

Abstract: This document contains final regulations under section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code that provide guidance to tax return preparers on furnishing an identifying number on tax returns and claims for refund of tax that they prepare. The final regulations describe how the IRS will define the identifying number of tax return preparers. Additional provisions of the final regulations provide that tax return preparers must apply for and regularly renew their preparer identifying number as the IRS may prescribe in forms, instructions, or other guidance.

Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the regulation at this time.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200,000.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300,000.

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 18, 2013.

R. Joseph Durbala,

Tax Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2013-23119 Filed 9-23-13; 8:45 am]