Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project, 11874-11875 [2014-04505]

Download as PDF 11874 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 41 / Monday, March 3, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Office of Financial Stability Departmental Office, Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 comment on a revision of an existing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This clearance will allow the Office of Financial Stability, within the Department of the Treasury, to collect information from homeowners that have received mortgage modifications under the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), in order to study the performance of HAMP modifications DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 2, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestion for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.GOV and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Suite 8140, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the Department of the Treasury, Departmental Offices, Office of Financial Stability, ATTN: Jay Warden, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Study of MHA Program Performance. OMB Control Number: 1505–0249 Abstract: Pursuant to its authority under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–343), the Department of the Treasury established the Making Home Affordable Program (MHA), a voluntary foreclosure prevention program, to help stabilize the housing market. Under MHA, the Department provides financial incentives to servicers, investors and homeowners to facilitate loan modifications and other foreclosure alternatives. MHA includes, among other things, the Home Affordable VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:40 Feb 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Modification Program (HAMP). HAMP is designed to reduce each qualifying homeowner’s first lien mortgage payments to a more affordable level. The Department, through its financial agent, plans to conduct a survey of homeowners who have received mortgage modifications under HAMP, in order to study the performance of HAMP modifications. The survey will collect information about reasons for loss of good standing and the homeowner’s experience during the HAMP modification process. Type of Review: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Affected Public: Individuals, Households. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. The study will likely involve up to 4800 subjects. Each individual data collection session will be approximately 15 to 20 minutes long. Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 15 to 20 minutes per response. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 1600 burden hours. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit written comments concerning: (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 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; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 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. Robert Dahl, Treasury Department PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–04544 Filed 2–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 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 exclusions From gross income of foreign corporations. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 2, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Christie Preston, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this regulation should be directed to Allan Hopkins, 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: Exclusions From Gross Income of Foreign Corporations. OMB Number: 1545–1677. Regulation Project Number: TD 9502. Abstract: This regulation contains rules implementing the portions of section 883(a) and (c) of the Internal Revenue Code that relate to income derived by foreign corporations from the international operation of a ship or ships or aircraft. The rules provide, in general, that a foreign corporation organized in a qualified foreign country and engaged in the international operation of ships or aircraft shall exclude qualified income from gross income for purposes of United States Federal income taxation, provided that the corporation can satisfy certain ownership and related documentation requirements. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 41 / Monday, March 3, 2014 / Notices Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions and individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,400. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hr., 27 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,900. 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: February 24, 2014. Christie Preston, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–04505 Filed 2–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [REG–100194–10 (T.D. 9518)] Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:40 Feb 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 the existing proposed regulations, REG– 100194–10, Specified Tax Return Preparers Required to File Individual Income Tax Returns Using Magnetic Media—Taxpayer Choice Statements. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 2, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Christie Preston, 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 Sara Covington at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at sara.l.covington@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Specified Tax Return Preparers Required to File Individual Income Tax Returns Using Magnetic Media— Taxpayer Choice Statements: OMB Number: 1545–2201. Regulation Project Number: REG– 100194–10. Abstract: This document contains proposed regulations implement the statutory requirement under new section 6011(e)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for specified tax return preparers (STRPs) to file individual income tax returns (returns) using magnetic media (electronically) for individuals, estates, and trusts if the STRPs prepare and file the returns. The proposed regulations provide that (1) a tax return preparer or an STRP is not required to electronically file returns that they prepare if the taxpayers choose to file the returns in paper format and submit them to the IRS on their own behalf and (2) a return will not be considered to be filed by a tax return preparer or STRP if the tax return preparer or STRP obtains, on or prior to the date the return is filed, a signed and dated written statement from the taxpayer that states the taxpayer chooses to file the return in paper format, and that the taxpayer, and not the preparer, will submit the paper return to the IRS. A notice is to be published contemporaneously with these proposed PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11875 regulations. The proposed revenue procedure contained in the notice provides, among other things, guidance regarding the form and content of the written statement described in § 301.6011–6(a)(4)(ii) of the proposed regulations. The collection of information with regard to documenting a taxpayer’s choice to file in paper format is in the proposed regulations. This collection of information is voluntary to document that the related return filed in paper format was not required to be filed electronically pursuant to section 6011(e)(3) and § 301.6011–6(a)(4)(ii) of these proposed regulations. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 319,000 . Estimated Time per Respondent: 5.42. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,689,930. 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. E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 41 (Monday, March 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11874-11875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04505]


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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 
exclusions From gross income of foreign corporations.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 2, 2014 to 
be assured of consideration.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of this regulation should be directed to Allan Hopkins, 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: Exclusions From Gross Income of Foreign Corporations.
    OMB Number: 1545-1677.
    Regulation Project Number: TD 9502.
    Abstract: This regulation contains rules implementing the portions 
of section 883(a) and (c) of the Internal Revenue Code that relate to 
income derived by foreign corporations from the international operation 
of a ship or ships or aircraft. The rules provide, in general, that a 
foreign corporation organized in a qualified foreign country and 
engaged in the international operation of ships or aircraft shall 
exclude qualified income from gross income for purposes of United 
States Federal income taxation, provided that the corporation can 
satisfy certain ownership and related documentation requirements.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions and individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,400.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hr., 27 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,900.
    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: February 24, 2014.
Christie Preston,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-04505 Filed 2-28-14; 8:45 am]
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