Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2003-11, 10809 [E9-5313]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 47 / Thursday, March 12, 2009 / Notices 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 2, 2009. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–5311 Filed 3–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2003– 11 cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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 Revenue Procedure 2003–11, Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 11, 2009 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to Carolyn N. Brown at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622–6688, or through the Internet at Carolyn.N.Brown@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative. OMB Number: 1545–1822. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Mar 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 2003–11. Abstract: Revenue Procedure 2003–11 describes the Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative, which is directed at taxpayers that have under-reported their tax liability through financial arrangements outside the United States that rely on the use of credit, debit, or charge cards (offshore credit cards) or foreign banks, financial institutions, corporations, partnerships, trusts, or other entities (offshore financial arrangements). Taxpayers that participate in the initiative and provide the information and material that their participation requires can avoid certain penalties. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue procedure at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, individuals, and not-for-profits institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 50 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100,000. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10809 or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: February 27, 2009. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–5313 Filed 3–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0165] Proposed Information Collection (Financial Status Report) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Office of Management (OM), 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 collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a claimant’s financial status. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before May 11, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov or to David Sturm, VA Debt Management Center, Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building, P.O. Box 11930, St. Paul, MN 55111–0930 or email to: DMCDSTUR@VBA.VA.GOV. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0165’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Sturm at (612) 970–5702 or FAX (612) 970–5687. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 47 (Thursday, March 12, 2009)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5313]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2003-
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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 
Revenue Procedure 2003-11, Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 11, 2009 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the regulations should be directed to Carolyn N. Brown at 
Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622-6688, or through the Internet at 
Carolyn.N.Brown@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative.
    OMB Number: 1545-1822.
    Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 2003-11.
    Abstract: Revenue Procedure 2003-11 describes the Offshore 
Voluntary Compliance Initiative, which is directed at taxpayers that 
have under-reported their tax liability through financial arrangements 
outside the United States that rely on the use of credit, debit, or 
charge cards (offshore credit cards) or foreign banks, financial 
institutions, corporations, partnerships, trusts, or other entities 
(offshore financial arrangements). Taxpayers that participate in the 
initiative and provide the information and material that their 
participation requires can avoid certain penalties.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue 
procedure at this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, 
individuals, and not-for-profits institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 50 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100,000.
    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 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: February 27, 2009.
R. Joseph Durbala,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E9-5313 Filed 3-11-09; 8:45 am]
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