Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8288-B, 53234 [2015-21754]

Download as PDF 53234 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 2, 2015 / Notices 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: August 19, 2015. Allan Hopkins, Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2015–21758 Filed 9–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8288–B Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:04 Sep 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 8288–B, Application for Withholding Certificate for Dispositions by Foreign Persons of U.S. Real Property Interests. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 2, 2015 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 collection tools should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 317–5746, or through the internet at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. SUMMARY: Currently, the IRS is seeking comments concerning the following information collection tools, reporting, and record-keeping requirements. Title: Application for Withholding Certificate for Dispositions by Foreign Persons of U.S. Property Interests. OMB Number: 1545–1060. Form Number: 8288–B. Abstract: Section 1445 of the Internal Revenue Code requires transferees to withhold tax on the amount realized from sales or other dispositions by foreign persons of U.S. real property interests. Code sections 1445(b) and (c) allow the withholding to be reduced or eliminated under certain circumstances. Form 8288–B is used to apply for a withholding certificate from IRS to reduce or eliminate the withholding required by Code section 1445. Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations and individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,079. Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 hrs., 46 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 29,256. 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: August 24, 2015. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2015–21754 Filed 9–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8288-B

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 8288-B, Application for Withholding Certificate for Dispositions 
by Foreign Persons of U.S. Real Property Interests.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 2, 
2015 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 collection tools should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, 
Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 317-5746, or through the internet at 
RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Currently, the IRS is seeking comments 
concerning the following information collection tools, reporting, and 
record-keeping requirements.
    Title: Application for Withholding Certificate for Dispositions by 
Foreign Persons of U.S. Property Interests.
    OMB Number: 1545-1060.
    Form Number: 8288-B.
    Abstract: Section 1445 of the Internal Revenue Code requires 
transferees to withhold tax on the amount realized from sales or other 
dispositions by foreign persons of U.S. real property interests. Code 
sections 1445(b) and (c) allow the withholding to be reduced or 
eliminated under certain circumstances. Form 8288-B is used to apply 
for a withholding certificate from IRS to reduce or eliminate the 
withholding required by Code section 1445.
    Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden 
previously approved by OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations and 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,079.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 hrs., 46 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 29,256.
    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: August 24, 2015.
R. Joseph Durbala,
IRS Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2015-21754 Filed 9-1-15; 8:45 am]
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