Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project, 16420 [E6-4680]

Download as PDF 16420 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 62 / Friday, March 31, 2006 / Notices 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: March 21, 2006. Glenn Kirkland, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–4679 Filed 3–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [REG–208172–91] Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. dsatterwhite on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES 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, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing final regulation, REG–208172– 91 [TD 8787], Basis Reduction Due to Discharge of Indebtedness, (§§ 1.108– 4,and 1.1017–1). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 30, 2006 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Glenn P. Kirkland, Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or regulations should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at (202) 622–6665, or at Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Basis Reduction Due to Discharge of Indebtedness. OMB Number: 1545–1539. Regulation Project Number: REG– 208172–91. Abstract: This regulation provides ordering rules for the reduction of bases of property under Internal Revenue Code sections 108 and 1017. The regulation affects taxpayers that exclude VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Mar 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 discharge of indebtedness from gross income under Code section 108. The collection of information is required for a taxpayer to elect to reduce the adjusted bases of depreciable property under section 108(b)(5), to elect to treat section 1221(l) real property as either depreciable property or depreciable real property, and to account for a partnership interest as either depreciable property or depreciable real property. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, and business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,000. 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. Approved: March 22, 2006. Glenn P. Kirkland, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–4680 Filed 3–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Credit for Renewable Electricity Production and Refined Coal Production, Publication of Inflation Adjustment Factor and Reference Prices for Calendar Year 2006 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Publication of inflation adjustment factor and reference prices for calendar year 2006 as required by section 45(e)(2)(A) (26 U.S.C. 45(e)(2)(A)) and section 45(e)(8)(C) (26 U.S.C. 45(e)(8)(C)). AGENCY: SUMMARY: The 2006 inflation adjustment factor and reference prices are used in determining the availability of the credit for renewable electricity production and refined coal production under section 45. DATES: The 2006 inflation adjustment factor and reference prices apply to calendar year 2006 sales of kilowatt hours of electricity produced in the United States or a possession thereof from qualified energy resources, and to 2006 sales of refined coal produced in the United States or a possession thereof. Inflation Adjustment Factor: The inflation adjustment factor for calendar year 2006 is 1.2981. Reference Prices: The reference price for calendar year 2006 for facilities producing electricity from wind is 2.89 cents per kilowatt hour. The reference prices for fuel used as feedstock within the meaning of section 45(c)(7)(A) (relating to refined coal production) are $31.90 per ton for calendar year 2002 and $42.78 per ton for calendar year 2006. The reference prices for facilities producing electricity from closed-loop biomass, open-loop biomass, geothermal energy, solar energy, small irrigation power, municipal solid waste, and qualified hydropower production have not been determined for calendar year 2006. The IRS is exploring methods of determining those reference prices for calendar year 2007. Because the 2006 reference price for electricity produced from wind does not exceed 8 cents multiplied by the inflation adjustment factor, the phaseout of the credit provided in section 45(b)(1) does not apply to such electricity sold during calendar year 2006. Because the 2006 reference price of fuel used as feedstock for refined coal does not exceed the $31.90 reference price of such fuel in 2002 multiplied by the inflation adjustment factor and 1.7, the phaseout of credit provided in section E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 62 (Friday, March 31, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 16420]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-4680]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service

[REG-208172-91]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an 
existing final regulation, REG-208172-91 [TD 8787], Basis Reduction Due 
to Discharge of Indebtedness, (Sec. Sec.  1.108-4,and 1.1017-1).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 30, 2006 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Glenn P. Kirkland, Internal 
Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
regulations should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at (202) 622-6665, or 
at Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at 
Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Basis Reduction Due to Discharge of Indebtedness.
    OMB Number: 1545-1539.
    Regulation Project Number: REG-208172-91.
    Abstract: This regulation provides ordering rules for the reduction 
of bases of property under Internal Revenue Code sections 108 and 1017. 
The regulation affects taxpayers that exclude discharge of indebtedness 
from gross income under Code section 108. The collection of information 
is required for a taxpayer to elect to reduce the adjusted bases of 
depreciable property under section 108(b)(5), to elect to treat section 
1221(l) real property as either depreciable property or depreciable 
real property, and to account for a partnership interest as either 
depreciable property or depreciable real property.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, and business or other 
for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,000.
    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.

    Approved: March 22, 2006.
Glenn P. Kirkland,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-4680 Filed 3-30-06; 8:45 am]
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