Open Meeting of the Earned Income Tax Credit Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, 4917-4918 [05-1736]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 19 / Monday, January 31, 2005 / Notices 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. Approved: January 19, 2005. Paul Finger, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–1739 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [REG–120168–97] Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing final regulation, REG–120168–97 (TD 8798), Preparer Due Diligence Requirements for Determining Earned Income Credit Eligibility. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 1, 2005, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Paul Finger, Internal Revenue Service, room 6416, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the regulation should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at (202) 622– 6665, or at Internal Revenue Service, VerDate jul<14>2003 16:59 Jan 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 4917 room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Approved: January 21, 2005. Paul Finger, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–1740 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] Title: Preparer Due Diligence Requirements for Determining Earned Income Credit Eligibility. OMB Number: 1545–1570. Regulation Project Number: REG– 120168–97. Abstract: Income tax return preparers who satisfy the due diligence requirements in this regulation will avoid the imposition of the penalty section 6695(g) of the Internal Revenue Code for returns or claims for refund due after December 31, 1997. The due diligence requirements include soliciting the information necessary to determine a taxpayer’s eligibility for, and amount of, the Earned Income Tax Credit and the retention of this information. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 5 hours, 4 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 507,136. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Earned Income Tax Credit Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: An open meeting of the Earned Income Tax Credit Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted (via teleconference). The Committee will be discussing issues pertaining to the IRS administration of the Earned Income Tax Credit. The meeting will be held Thursday, February 17, 2005. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey Y. Jenkins at 1–888–912–1227 (toll-free), or 718–488–2085 (non tollfree). Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Earned Income Tax Credit Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Thursday, February 17, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET via a telephone conference call. The public is invited to make oral comments. Individual comments will be limited to 5 minutes. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate in the telephone conference call meeting must be made in advance by contacting Audrey Y. Jenkins. To confirm attendance or for more information, Ms. Jenkins may be reached at 1–888–912– 1227 or (718) 488–2085. If you would like a written statement to be considered, send written comments to Audrey Y. Jenkins, TAP Office, 10 MetroTech Center, 625 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 or post your comments to the Web site: www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various IRS issues. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 4918 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 19 / Monday, January 31, 2005 / Notices Dated: January 25, 2005. Bernard Coston, Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 05–1736 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request—Lending and Investment Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. OTS is soliciting public comments on the proposal. DATES: Submit written comments on or before March 2, 2005. ADDRESSES: Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to OMB and OTS at these addresses: Mark D. Menchik, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or e-mail to mmenchik@omb.eop.gov; and Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552, by fax to (202) 906–6518, or by e-mail to infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at http://www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, interested persons may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906– 5922, send an e-mail to publicinfo@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906– 7755. To obtain a copy of the submission to OMB, contact Marilyn K. Burton at marilyn.burton@ots.treas.gov, (202) 906–6467, or facsimile number (202) 906–6518, Regulations and Legislation Division, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OTS may not conduct or sponsor an information collection, and respondents are not required to respond to an information FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:59 Jan 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 collection, unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of the approval process, we invite comments on the following information collection. Title of Proposal: Lending and Investment. OMB Number: 1550–0078. Form Number: N/A. Regulation requirement: 12 CFR Parts 560 and 564; §§ 562.1, 563.41, 563.170, and 590.4. Description: This information collection requires savings associations to maintain adequate documentation to support their lending and investment activities. OTS staff may request the information during examinations. Type of Review: Reinstatement. Affected Public: Savings Associations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 902. Estimated Frequency of Response: Event-generated. Estimated Total Burden: 321,487 hours. Clearance Officer: Marilyn K. Burton, (202) 906–6467, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. OMB Reviewer: Mark D. Menchik, (202) 395–3176, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: January 24, 2005. By the Office of Thrift Supervision. James E. Gilleran, Director. [FR Doc. 05–1668 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6720–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0052] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed from claimants prior to undergoing a VA medical examination for disability benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 1, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: irmnkess@vba.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0052’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273–7079 or FAX (202) 275–5947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C., 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Report of Medical Examination for Disability Evaluation, VA Form 21– 2545. OMB Control Number: 2900–0052. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–2545 is completed by claimants prior to undergoing a VA examination for disability benefits and by the examining physician to record the findings of such examination. A VA examination is required where the reasonable probability of a valid claim is indicated in claims for disability compensation or pension, including claims for benefits based on the need of a veteran, surviving spouse, or parent for regular aid and attendance, and for benefits E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 19 (Monday, January 31, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4917-4918]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-1736]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Open Meeting of the Earned Income Tax Credit Committee of the 
Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: An open meeting of the Earned Income Tax Credit Committee of 
the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted (via teleconference). The 
Committee will be discussing issues pertaining to the IRS 
administration of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, February 17, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey Y. Jenkins at 1-888-912-1227 
(toll-free), or 718-488-2085 (non toll-free).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 
10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) 
that an open meeting of the Earned Income Tax Credit Committee of the 
Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Thursday, February 17, 2005 from 2 
p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET via a telephone conference call. The public is 
invited to make oral comments. Individual comments will be limited to 5 
minutes. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to 
participate in the telephone conference call meeting must be made in 
advance by contacting Audrey Y. Jenkins. To confirm attendance or for 
more information, Ms. Jenkins may be reached at 1-888-912-1227 or (718) 
488-2085. If you would like a written statement to be considered, send 
written comments to Audrey Y. Jenkins, TAP Office, 10 MetroTech Center, 
625 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 or post your comments to the Web 
site: www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various IRS issues.


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    Dated: January 25, 2005.
Bernard Coston,
Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.
[FR Doc. 05-1736 Filed 1-28-05; 8:45 am]
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