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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8233

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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning nonresident alien individuals withholding exemption claim on compensation for independent and certain dependent personal services based on a tax treaty.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before September 30, 2019 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of the form should be directed to Christina Leeper, at (737) 800-7737 or Internal Revenue Service, 3651 S. IH 35, Austin TX 78741, or through the internet, at Christina.E.Leeper@irs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Exemption From Withholding on Compensation for Independent (and Certain Dependent) Personal Services of a Nonresident Alien Individual.

OMB Number: 1545-0795.

Form Number: Form 8233.

Abstract: Compensation paid to a nonresident alien (NRA) individual for independent personal services (self-employment) is generally subject to 30% withholding or graduated rates. However, compensation may be exempt from withholding because of a U.S. tax treaty. Form 8233 is used to request exemption from withholding.

Current Actions: Program change resulted in a change to the form which caused a change to the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 75,617.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 8.95 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 676,773.

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: July 24, 2019.

Laurie Brimmer,

Senior Tax Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2019-16060 Filed 7-29-19; 8:45 am]

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