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Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to Form 5713, International Boycott Report

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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 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 the burden related to completing form 5713, International Boycott Report and the associated schedules.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before July 6, 2021 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all written comments to Kinna Brewington, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 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 RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: International Boycott Report.

OMB Number: 1545-0216.

Regulation Project/Form Number: Forms 5713 and Sch's A, B, & C.

Abstract: Persons having operations in or related to countries which require participation in or cooperation with an international boycott may be required to report these operations on Form 5713. Persons use Schedule A with Form 5713 to figure the international boycott factor to use in figuring the loss of tax benefits. Persons use Schedule B with Form 5713 to specifically attribute taxes and income to figure the loss of tax benefits. Filers of Schedule A or B (Form 5713) use Schedule C to compute the loss of tax benefits from participation in or cooperation with an international boycott.

Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously approved.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Businesses, and other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Responses: 5,632.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 25 hrs., 28 min.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 143,498.

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 Start Printed Page 24440appropriate 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: May 3, 2021.

Ronald J. Durbala,

IRS Tax Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2021-09617 Filed 5-5-21; 8:45 am]

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