Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project, 77705-77706 [2015-31450]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 240 / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 / Notices 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 944, Employer’s Annual Employment Tax Return, Form 944(SP), Declaracion Federal Anual de Impuestos del Patrono o Empleador, and Form 944–X, Adjusted Employer’s Annual Federal Tax Return or Claim for Refund, 944–X ´ (SP) Ajuste a la Declaracion Federal ´ ANUAL del Patrono o Reclamacion de Reembolso, and 944–X (PR) Ajuste a la ´ Declaracion Federal ANUAL del ´ Patrono o Reclamacion de Reembolso. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 16, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Michael Joplin, 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 Kerry Dennis, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Kerry.Dennis@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Employer’s Annual Employment Tax Return. OMB Number: 1545–2007. Form Number: Forms 944, 944(SP), 944–X, 944–X(SP), and 944–X (PR). Abstract: The information on Form 944 will be collected to ensure the smallest nonagricultural and nonhousehold employers are paying the correct amount of social security tax, Medicare tax, and withheld federal income tax. Information on line 13 will be used to determine if employers made any required deposits of these taxes. Form 944(SP) is the Spanish version of the Form 944. 944–X and Form 944– X(SP) is used to correct errors made on Form 944. Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB. This form is being submitted for renewal purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individual or households, Businesses and other forprofit organizations, Not-for-profit institutions, and State, Local, and tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,010,000. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Dec 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 hours 33 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,702,300. 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: December 7, 2015. Michael Joplin, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–31445 Filed 12–14–15; 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77705 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 certain cash or deferred arrangements and employee and matching contributions under employee plans, and retirement plans; cash or deferred arrangements. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 16, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Michael Joplin, 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 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: Certain Cash or Deferred Arrangements and Employee and Matching Contributions under Employee Plans: Retirement Plans; Cash or Deferred Arrangements. OMB Number: 1545–1069. Regulation Project Number: EE–175– 86; Reg-108639–99. Abstract: This regulation provides the public with the guidance needed to comply with sections 40(k), 401(m), and 4979 of the Internal Revenue Code. The regulation affects sponsors of plans that contain cash or deferred arrangements of employee or matching contributions, and employees who are entitled to make elections under these plans. Current Actions: There are no changes to the existing regulations. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms, and state, local, or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 355,500. Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,060,000. 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 E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 77706 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 240 / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 / Notices 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: December 3, 2015. Allan Hopkins, Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2015–31450 Filed 12–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] Proposed Information Collection (The Veterans Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to Post-Military Well-Being) ACTIVITY: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to use a longitudinal study design to assess the well-being of a large sample of transitioning Veterans over time, while simultaneously examining asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Dec 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 the extent and range of program use by these Veterans over the same period. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email: Brian.McCarthy4@ va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–NEW’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 461–6345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from OMB for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. separated Veterans in their transition and reintegration into civilian life? To answer this question, The Veterans Metrics Initiative will use a longitudinal study design to assess the well-being of a large sample of transitioning Veterans over time, while simultaneously examining the extent and range of program use by these Veterans over the same period. Because individual programs are numerous, widespread and often alike in design and service delivery, TVMI focuses specific and unique attention on program ‘‘components’’ as drivers of change. ‘‘Components’’ are defined as design and delivery elements that may be shared across multiple distinct programs separated geographically, administratively, or by their funding sources, but which exhibit undeniable similarities in their manner of approach to providing help. Simply, put, common components are techniques, strategies, or features used as part of a program. Components within programs include: (a) Knowledge (e.g., problem solving and coping skills); (b) process (e.g., mode: Online and face-to-face; method: Direct instruction and modeling); (c) barrier reduction (e.g., tangible support); and (d) sustainability components (e.g., social support and referrals). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Title Estimated Average Burden per Respondent The Veterans Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to PostMilitary Well-Being OMB Control Number: 2900–NEW. Type of Review: New collection. Abstract The concept and design of The Veterans Metrics Initiative (TVMI) were developed by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists from Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, academia, and private enterprise, under the auspices of the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Improvement of Military Medicine, to address the question: What works to help newly PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Annual Burden a. Baseline Survey, VA Form 10– 1500194(WS)—5,625 hours. b. 6 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500189(WS)—3,938 hours. c. 12 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500190(WS)—3,544 hours. d. 18 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500191(WS)—3,190 hours. e. 24 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500192(WS)—2,871 hours. f. 30 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500193(WS)—2,584 hours. a. Baseline Survey, VA Form 10– 1500194(WS)—45 minutes. b. 6 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500189(WS)—35 minutes. c. 12 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500190(WS)—35 minutes. d. 18 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500191(WS)—35 minutes. e. 24 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500192(WS)—35 minutes. f. 30 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500193(WS)—35 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Annual Responses a. Baseline Survey, VA Form 10– 1500194(WS)—7,500. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 240 (Tuesday, December 15, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77705-77706]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31450]


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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 
certain cash or deferred arrangements and employee and matching 
contributions under employee plans, and retirement plans; cash or 
deferred arrangements.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 16, 
2016 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Michael Joplin, 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 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: Certain Cash or Deferred Arrangements and Employee and 
Matching Contributions under Employee Plans: Retirement Plans; Cash or 
Deferred Arrangements.
    OMB Number: 1545-1069.
    Regulation Project Number: EE-175-86; Reg-108639-99.
    Abstract: This regulation provides the public with the guidance 
needed to comply with sections 40(k), 401(m), and 4979 of the Internal 
Revenue Code. The regulation affects sponsors of plans that contain 
cash or deferred arrangements of employee or matching contributions, 
and employees who are entitled to make elections under these plans.
    Current Actions: There are no changes to the existing regulations.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions, farms, and state, local, or tribal 
governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 355,500.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,060,000.
    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

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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: December 3, 2015.
Allan Hopkins,
Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2015-31450 Filed 12-14-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4830-01-P