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Proposed Collection; Comment Request Concerning Tip Reporting Alternative Tip Agreement Used in the Cosmetology and Barber Industry

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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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning tip reporting alternative tip agreement used in the cosmetology and barber industry.


Written comments should be received on or before May 26, 2020 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the form should be directed to Kerry Dennis, at (202) 317-5751 or Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at

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Title: Tip Reporting Alternative Tip Agreement used in the Cosmetology and Barber Industry.

OMB Number: 1545-1529.

Announcement Number: 2000-21 and 2001-01.

Abstract: Announcement 2000-21, 2000-19 I.R.B. 983, and Announcement 2001-1, 2001-2 I.R.B. 277, contain information required by the Internal Revenue Service in its tax compliance efforts to assist employers and their employees in understanding and complying with Internal Revenue Code section 6053(a), which requires employees to report all their tips monthly to their employers.

Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the announcement at this time.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,600.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 9 hours, 22 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 43,073 hours.

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 Start Printed Page 16992contents 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: March 19, 2020.

R. Joseph Durbala,

IRS Tax Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2020-06211 Filed 3-24-20; 8:45 am]