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Download as PDF 43382 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 139 / Wednesday, July 20, 2011 / Notices 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: July 5, 2011. Yvette B. Lawrence, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–18263 Filed 7–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 information collection requirements related to Arbitrage Restrictions on TaxExempt Bonds. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 19, 2011 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, 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 Elaine Christophe, (202) 622–3179, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Arbitrage Restrictions on taxExempt Bonds. OMB Number: 1545–1490. Regulation Project Number: FI–28–96 (TD 8801). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Jul 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 Abstract: This regulation provides guidance concerning the arbitrage restrictions applicable to tax-exempt bonds issued by state and local governments and contains rules regarding the use of proceeds of state and local bonds to acquire higher yielding investments. The regulation provides safe harbors for establishing the fair market value of all investments purchased for yield restricted defeasance escrows. Further, the regulation requires that issuers must retain certain records and information with the bond documents. The recordkeeping requirements are necessary for the IRS to determine that an issuer of tax-exempt bonds has not paid more than fair market value for nonpurpose investments under section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments, and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,400. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,425. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: July 1, 2011. Yvette Lawrence, IRS, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–18264 Filed 7–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5498–SA Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 5498–SA, HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA Information. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 19, 2011 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette B. Lawrence, 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 Elaine Christophe (202) 622–3179, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov. SUMMARY: Title: HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA Information. OMB Number: 1545–1518. Form Number: 5498–SA. Abstract: This form is used to report contributions to a medical savings account as required by Internal Revenue Code section 220(h). Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2011)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-18264]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


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 
information collection requirements related to Arbitrage Restrictions 
on Tax-Exempt Bonds.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 19, 
2011 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, 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 Elaine Christophe, (202) 
622-3179, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at 
Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Arbitrage Restrictions on tax-Exempt Bonds.
    OMB Number: 1545-1490.
    Regulation Project Number: FI-28-96 (TD 8801).
    Abstract: This regulation provides guidance concerning the 
arbitrage restrictions applicable to tax-exempt bonds issued by state 
and local governments and contains rules regarding the use of proceeds 
of state and local bonds to acquire higher yielding investments. The 
regulation provides safe harbors for establishing the fair market value 
of all investments purchased for yield restricted defeasance escrows. 
Further, the regulation requires that issuers must retain certain 
records and information with the bond documents. The recordkeeping 
requirements are necessary for the IRS to determine that an issuer of 
tax-exempt bonds has not paid more than fair market value for 
nonpurpose investments under section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments, and not-for-
profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,400.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,425.
    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: July 1, 2011.
Yvette Lawrence,
IRS, Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-18264 Filed 7-19-11; 8:45 am]
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