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Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Relief for Service in Combat Zone and for Presidentially Declared Disaster

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Notice and request for comments.


The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning guidance related to the postponement of certain acts by reason of service in a combat zone or relating to postponement of certain tax-related deadlines by reason of a Presidentially declared disaster.


Written comments should be received on or before January 8, 2019 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6236, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224, or through the internet, at

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Title: Relief for Service in Combat Zone and for Presidentially Declared Disaster.

OMB Number: 1545-XXXX.

Regulation Project Number: TD 8911, TD 9443, Form 15109.

Abstract: This collection covers the final rules to the Regulations on Procedure and Administration (26 CFR part 301) under section 7508 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), relating to postponement of certain acts by reason of service in a combat zone, and section 7508A, relating to postponement of certain tax-related deadlines by reason of a Presidentially declared disaster. Section 7508A was added to the Code by section 911 of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, Public Law 105-34 (111 Stat. 788 (1997)), effective for any period for performing an act that had not expired before August 5, 1997. Form 15109 is being created to help taxpayers, including Civilian taxpayers working with U.S. Armed Forces, qualifying for such combat zone relief, provide the IRS with the appropriates dates.

Current Actions: This is a new request for approval.

Type of Review: New collection.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 20 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,600.

The following paragraph applies to all 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 if 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.

Desired Focus of Comments: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is particularly interested in comments that:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic submissions of responses.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record.

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Approved: October 29, 2018.

Laurie Brimmer,

IRS, Senior Tax Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2018-24578 Filed 11-8-18; 8:45 am]