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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 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 Form 8498, Continuing Education Provider Application and Request for Provider Number.


Written comments should be received on or before December 10, 2019 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Dr. Philippe Thomas, 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 should be directed to Sara Covington at (202) 317-6038 or at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at

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Title: Continuing Education Provider Application and Request for Provider Number.

OMB Number: 1545-1459.

Form Number: Form 8498.

Abstract: Form 8498 is used by the Director of Practice to determine the qualifications of those individuals or organizations seeking to present continuing professional educational programs for persons enrolled to Start Printed Page 54950practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

Current Actions: There is no change in the form previously approved by OMB.

Type of Review: Extension without change, of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Individuals and business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 800.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 36 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 480.

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: October 7, 2019.

Philippe Thomas,

IRS Supervisory, Tax Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2019-22247 Filed 10-10-19; 8:45 am]