Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms W-8BEN, W-8ECI, W-8EXP, and W-8IMY, 38179-38180 [2010-15978]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 126 / Thursday, July 1, 2010 / Notices 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: June 19, 2010. Gerald J. Shields, IRS Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2010–15980 Filed 6–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 709 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD 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 Form 709, United States Gift (and GenerationSkipping Transfer) Tax Return. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 30, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald J. Shields, Internal Revenue VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 38179 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. Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional copies of the form and instructions should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, (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. Approved: June 19, 2010. Gerald J. Shields, IRS Supervisory Tax Analyst. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2010–15979 Filed 6–30–10; 8:45 am] Title: United States Gift (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return. OMB Number: 1545–0020. Form Number: 709. Abstract: Form 709 is used by individuals to report transfers subject to the gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes and to compute these taxes. The IRS uses the information to collect and enforce these taxes, to verify that the taxes are properly computed, and to compute the tax base for the estate tax. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to Form 709 at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 278,500. Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 hours, 47 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,609,730. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms W–8BEN, W–8ECI, W–8EXP, and W–8IMY 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 Form W–8BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding, Form W–8ECI, Certificate of Foreign Person’s Claim for Exemption From Withholding on Income Effectively Connected With the Conduct of a Trade or Business in the United States, Form W–8EXP, Certificate of Foreign Government or Other Foreign Organization for United States Tax Withholding, and Form W–8IMY, Certificate of Foreign Intermediary, Foreign Flow-Through Entity, or Certain U.S. Branches for United States Tax Withholding. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 30, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald J. Shields, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 38180 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 126 / Thursday, July 1, 2010 / Notices Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622– 3634, or through the Internet at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Form W–8BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding, Form W–8ECI, Certificate of Foreign Person’s Claim for Exemption From Withholding on Income Effectively Connected With the Conduct of a Trade or Business in the United States, Form W–8EXP, Certificate of Foreign Government or Other Foreign Organization for United States Tax Withholding, and Form W– 8IMY, Certificate of Foreign Intermediary, Foreign Flow-Through Entity, or Certain U.S. Branches for United States Tax Withholding. OMB Number: 1545–1621. Form Number: W–8BEN, W–8ECI, W– 8EXP, and W–8IMY. Abstract: Form W–8BEN is used for certain types of income to establish that the person is a foreign person, is the beneficial owner of the income for which Form W–8BEN is being provided and, if applicable, to claim a reduced rate of, or exemption from, withholding as a resident of a foreign country with which the United States has an income tax treaty. Form W–8ECI is used to establish that the person is a foreign person, is the beneficial owner of the income for which Form W–8ECI is being provided, and to claim that the income is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States. Form W–8EXP is used by a foreign government, international organization, foreign central bank of issue, foreign tax-exempt organization, or foreign private foundation. The form is used by such persons to establish foreign status, to claim that the person is the beneficial owner of the income for which Form W–8EXP is given and, if applicable, to claim a reduced rate of, or exemption from, withholding. Form W–8IMY is provided to a withholding agent or payer by a foreign intermediary, foreign partnership, and certain U.S. branches to make representations regarding the status of beneficial owners or to transmit appropriate documentation to the withholding agent. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the forms at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals, business or other for-profit organizations, and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: Form W–8BEN–3,000,000; Form W– 8ECI–180,000; Form W–8EXP–240; Form W–8IMY–400. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 Estimated Time Per Respondent: Form W–8BEN–13 hr., 47 min.; Form W–8ECI–10 hr., 33 min.; Form W– 8EXP–18 hr., 28 min.; Form W–8IMY– 16 hr., 46 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Form W–8BEN–41,370,000; Form W–8ECI–1,899,000; Form W– 8EXP–4,431; Form W–8IMY–6,704. 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: June 23, 2010. Gerald J. Shields, IRS Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2010–15978 Filed 6–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [EE–44–78] Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, EE–44–78 (TD 8100), Cooperative Hospital Service Organizations (§ 1.501(e)–1). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 30, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald J. Shields, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Cooperative Hospital Service Organizations. OMB Number: 1545–0814. Regulation Project Number: EE–44– 78. Abstract: This regulation establishes the rules for cooperative hospital service organizations which seek tax-exempt status under section 501(e) of the Internal Revenue Code. Such an organization must keep records in order to show its cooperative nature and to establish compliance with other requirements in Code section 501(c). Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of OMB approval. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. The recordkeeping requirement does not create any additional burden on taxpayers because the records which the regulations require would ordinarily be kept by a cooperative as a routine part of its day-to-day business operations. 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 E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms W-8BEN, W-8ECI, W-
8EXP, and W-8IMY

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 
Form W-8BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for 
United States Tax Withholding, Form W-8ECI, Certificate of Foreign 
Person's Claim for Exemption From Withholding on Income Effectively 
Connected With the Conduct of a Trade or Business in the United States, 
Form W-8EXP, Certificate of Foreign Government or Other Foreign 
Organization for United States Tax Withholding, and Form W-8IMY, 
Certificate of Foreign Intermediary, Foreign Flow-Through Entity, or 
Certain U.S. Branches for United States Tax Withholding.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 30, 2010 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald J. Shields, Internal 
Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the form and instructions should be directed to R. Joseph 
Durbala at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution 
Avenue, NW.,

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Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622-3634, or through the Internet at 
RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Form W-8BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial 
Owner for United States Tax Withholding, Form W-8ECI, Certificate of 
Foreign Person's Claim for Exemption From Withholding on Income 
Effectively Connected With the Conduct of a Trade or Business in the 
United States, Form W-8EXP, Certificate of Foreign Government or Other 
Foreign Organization for United States Tax Withholding, and Form W-
8IMY, Certificate of Foreign Intermediary, Foreign Flow-Through Entity, 
or Certain U.S. Branches for United States Tax Withholding.
    OMB Number: 1545-1621.
    Form Number: W-8BEN, W-8ECI, W-8EXP, and W-8IMY.
    Abstract: Form W-8BEN is used for certain types of income to 
establish that the person is a foreign person, is the beneficial owner 
of the income for which Form W-8BEN is being provided and, if 
applicable, to claim a reduced rate of, or exemption from, withholding 
as a resident of a foreign country with which the United States has an 
income tax treaty. Form W-8ECI is used to establish that the person is 
a foreign person, is the beneficial owner of the income for which Form 
W-8ECI is being provided, and to claim that the income is effectively 
connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United 
States. Form W-8EXP is used by a foreign government, international 
organization, foreign central bank of issue, foreign tax-exempt 
organization, or foreign private foundation. The form is used by such 
persons to establish foreign status, to claim that the person is the 
beneficial owner of the income for which Form W-8EXP is given and, if 
applicable, to claim a reduced rate of, or exemption from, withholding. 
Form W-8IMY is provided to a withholding agent or payer by a foreign 
intermediary, foreign partnership, and certain U.S. branches to make 
representations regarding the status of beneficial owners or to 
transmit appropriate documentation to the withholding agent.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the forms at 
this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals, business or other for-profit 
organizations, and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Form W-8BEN-3,000,000; Form W-
8ECI-180,000; Form W-8EXP-240; Form W-8IMY-400.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: Form W-8BEN-13 hr., 47 min.; Form W-
8ECI-10 hr., 33 min.; Form W-8EXP-18 hr., 28 min.; Form W-8IMY-16 hr., 
46 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Form W-8BEN-41,370,000; Form 
W-8ECI-1,899,000; Form W-8EXP-4,431; Form W-8IMY-6,704.
    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: June 23, 2010.
Gerald J. Shields,
IRS Supervisory Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2010-15978 Filed 6-30-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4830-01-P