Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project, 60037-60038 [E9-27756]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 222 / Thursday, November 19, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [REG–208165–91; REG–209035–86] Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD 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 existing final regulations, REG–208165–91 (TD 8770), Certain Transfers of Stock or Securities by U.S. Persons to Foreign Corporations and Related Reporting Requirements; and REG–209035–86 (TD 8862), Stock Transfer Rules (§§ 1.367(a)–8 and 1.367(b)–1). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 19, 2010 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 Allan Hopkins, at (202) 622– 6665, or at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: REG–208165–91 (TD 8770), Certain Transfers of Stock or Securities by U.S. Persons to Foreign Corporations and Related Reporting Requirements; and REG–209035–86 (TD 8862), Stock Transfer Rules. OMB Number: 1545–1271. Regulation Project Number: REG– 208165–91 and REG–209035–86. Abstract: A United States entity must generally file a gain recognition agreement with the IRS in order to defer gain on a Code section 367(a) transfer of stock to a foreign corporation, and must file a notice with the IRS if it realizes any income in a Code section 367(b) exchange. These regulations provide guidance and reporting requirements related to these transactions to ensure compliance with the respective Code sections. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:22 Nov 18, 2009 Jkt 220001 Current Actions: There is no change to these existing regulations. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 580. Estimated Time per Respondent: 4 hours, 7 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,390. 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: November 12, 2009. R. Joseph Durbala, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. E9–27757 Filed 11–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [REG–115795–97] Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60037 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 an existing final regulation, REG–115795– 97 (TD 8870), General Rules for Making and Maintaining Qualified Electing Fund Elections (§§ 1.1295–1 and 1.1295–3). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 19, 2010 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 regulation should be directed to Allan Hopkins, (202) 622– 6665, or at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: General Rules for Making and Maintaining Qualified Electing Fund Elections. OMB Number: 1545–1555. Regulation Project Number: REG– 115795–97. Abstract: This regulation provides guidance to a passive foreign investment company (PFIC) shareholder that makes the election under Code section 1295 to treat the PFIC as a qualified electing fund (QEF), and for PFIC shareholders that wish to make a section 1295 election that will apply on a retroactive basis. Guidance is also provided on revoking such elections. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organization, and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,290. Estimated Time per Respondent: 29 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 623. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 60038 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 222 / Thursday, November 19, 2009 / Notices 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: November 13, 2009. R. Joseph Durbala, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. E9–27756 Filed 11–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [TD 8418] Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD 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 an VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:22 Nov 18, 2009 Jkt 220001 existing final regulation, T.D. 8418, Arbitrage Restrictions on Tax-exempt Bonds (§§ 1.148–1, 1.148–2, 1.148–3, 1.148–4, 1.148–5, 1.148–6, 1.148–7, 1.148–8, and 1.148–11). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 19, 2010 to be assured of consideration. Direct all written comments to Glenn Kirkland, Internal Revenue Service, room 6242, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at (202) 622–3634, or at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Arbitrage Restrictions on taxexempt Bonds. OMB Number: 1545–1098. Regulation Project Number: TD 8418. Abstract: This regulation requires state and local governmental issuers of tax-exempt bonds to rebate arbitrage profits earned on nonpurpose investments acquired with the bond proceeds. Issuers are required to submit a form with the rebate. The regulations provide for several elections, all of which must be in writing. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments, and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,100. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours, 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,550. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: November 12, 2009. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. E9–27752 Filed 11–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comment, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Thursday, December 17, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Gilbert at 1–888–912–1227 or (515) 564–6638. 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 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, December 17, 2009, from 8 to 4:30 p.m. at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 222 (Thursday, November 19, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60037-60038]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-27756]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service

[REG-115795-97]


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-115795-97 (TD 8870), General Rules for 
Making and Maintaining Qualified Electing Fund Elections (Sec. Sec.  
1.1295-1 and 1.1295-3).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 19, 
2010 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 regulation should be directed to Allan Hopkins, (202) 
622-6665, or at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at 
Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: General Rules for Making and Maintaining Qualified Electing 
Fund Elections.
    OMB Number: 1545-1555.
    Regulation Project Number: REG-115795-97.
    Abstract: This regulation provides guidance to a passive foreign 
investment company (PFIC) shareholder that makes the election under 
Code section 1295 to treat the PFIC as a qualified electing fund (QEF), 
and for PFIC shareholders that wish to make a section 1295 election 
that will apply on a retroactive basis. Guidance is also provided on 
revoking such elections.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-
profit organization, and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,290.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 29 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 623.
    The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of 
information covered by this notice:

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    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: November 13, 2009.
R. Joseph Durbala,
Supervisory Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. E9-27756 Filed 11-18-09; 8:45 am]
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