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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 1040-PR and 1040-SS

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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

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 1040-PR, Planilla para la Declaración de la Contribución Federal sobre el Trabajo por Cuenta Propia (Incluyendo el Crédito Tributario Adicional por Hijos para Residentes Bona Fide de Puerto Rico) and Form 1040-SS, U.S. Self-Employment Tax Return (Including the Additional Child Tax Credit for Bona Fide Residents of Puerto Rico)

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before September 2, 2014 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

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 Gerald J. Shields, LL.M. at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Gerald.J.Shields@irs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Planilla para la Declaración de la Contribución Federal sobre el Trabajo por Cuenta Propia (Incluyendo el Crédito Tributario Adicional por Hijos para Residentes Bona Fide de Puerto Rico).

OMB Number: 1545-0090.

Form Number: Form 1040-PR.

Abstract: Form 1040-PR, is used by self-employed individuals to figure and report self-employment tax under IRC chapter 2 of Subtitle A, and provide credit to the taxpayer's social security account. Anejo H-PR is used to compute household employment taxes and the Form 104-PR burden calculation includes this burden of 2,400 responses with 5,376 hours.

Current Actions: There are changes, due to Public Law 112-96, section 1001; Public Law 111-148, section 9014, which changed IRC section 1401 (b)(2); Chief Counsel request; SSA Fact Sheet: 2013 Social Security Changes, being made to the form at this time which increased taxpayer burden. This form is being submitted for renewal purposes.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.Start Printed Page 37395

Affected Public: Individuals or households, Businesses and other for-profit organizations, Farms.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 154,860.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 11 hours, 34 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,792,208.

Title: U.S. Self-Employment Tax Return (Including the Additional Child Tax Credit for Bona Fide Residents of Puerto Rico)

OMB Number: 1545-0090.

Form Number: Form 1040-SS.

Abstract: Form 1040-SS, is used by self-employed individuals to figure and report self-employment tax under IRC chapter 2 of Subtitle A, and provide credit to the taxpayer's social security account. Both of these forms are also used by bona- fide residents of Puerto Rico to claim the additional child tax credit.

Current Actions: There are changes, due to Public Law 112-96, section 1001; Public Law 111-148, section 9014, which changed IRC section 1401 (b)(2); Chief Counsel request; SSA Fact Sheet: 2013 Social Security Changes, being made to the form at this time which increased taxpayer burden. This form is being submitted for renewal purposes.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Individuals or households, Businesses and other for-profit organizations, Farms.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 92,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 11 hours, 28 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,055,240.

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: May 20, 2014.

R. Joseph Durbala,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2014-15438 Filed 6-30-14; 8:45 am]

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