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 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes.
Written comments should be received on or before August 22, 2014 to be assured of consideration.
Direct all written comments to R. Joseph Durbala, 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 Martha R. Brinson, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov.
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Title: Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes.
OMB Number: 1545-1420.
Form Number: 8849.
Abstract: IRC Sections 6402, 6404, 6511 and sections 301.6402-2, 301.6404-1, and 301.6404-3 of the regulations allow for refunds of taxes (except income taxes) or refund, abatement, or credit or interest, penalties, and additions to tax in the event of errors or certain actions by the IRS. Form 8849 is used by taxpayers to claim refunds of excise taxes.
Current Actions: Changes were made to Schedule 3 (Form 8849) as a result of the expiration of credits for biodiesel and renewable diesel, and alternative fuel and alternative fuel mixtures after 12/31/2013. These credits had previously expired at the end of 2011 and were extended retroactively in 2013. As a result of the expiration, Schedule 3 (Form 8849) is only used to claim the Alternative Fuel Credit, for Liquefied Hydrogen. Changes to Schedule 3 (Form 8849), will decrease the overall burden by 26,660 hours.
Type of Review: Revisions of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, individuals or households, and not-for-profit institutions, farms, and Federal, state, local or tribal governments.
Estimated Number of Responses: 111,147.
Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours, 31 minutes.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 946,827.
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: June 17, 2014.
R. Joseph Durbala,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-14609 Filed 6-20-14; 8:45 am]
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