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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4136

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Notice and request for comments.


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels.


Written comments should be received on or before April 2, 2019 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, at (202) 317-5753, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at

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Title: Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels.

OMB Number: 1545-0162.

Form Number: 4136.

Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 34 allows a credit for Federal excise tax for certain fuel uses. Form 4136 is used to figure the amount of income tax credit. The data is used by IRS to verify the validity of the claim for the type of nontaxable or exempt use.

Current Actions:

Line 10: The biodiesel or renewable diesel mixture credit expired for fuel sold or used after 12/31/17. Public Law 115-123, sec. 40407; IRC 6426(c)(6). These lines are replaced with “Reserved for future use” and the entry boxes are gray shaded.

Line 12: The alternative fuel credit expired for fuel sold or used after 12/31 17. Public Law 115-123, sec. 40415; IRC 6426(d)(5). These lines are replaced with “Reserved for future use” and the entry boxes are gray shaded.

“Reserved for future use” are generally restored to show the underlying credits extended by late legislation (Extenders).

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,441,858.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hr., 41 min.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,122,076.

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 Start Printed Page 1277unless 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. Comments will be 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 has 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 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: January 29, 2019.

Laurie Brimmer,

Senior Tax Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2019-00634 Filed 1-31-19; 8:45 am]