Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 2964 [2016-00774]

Download as PDF 2964 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request 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)). SUMMARY: Written comments should be received on or before March 21, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Michael Joplin, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6517, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Please send separate comments for each specific information collection listed below. You must reference the information collection’s title, form number, reporting or record-keeping requirement number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain additional information, or copies of the information collection and instructions, or copies of any comments received, contact Elaine Christophe, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6517, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Request For Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the relevant information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Please do not include any confidential VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Jan 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 or inappropriate material in your comments. We invite comments on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, including whether the information has 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 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 the requested information. Currently, the IRS is seeking comments concerning the following forms, and reporting and record-keeping requirements: 1. Title: Voluntary Customer Surveys To Implement E.O. 12862 on Behalf of All IRS Operations. OMB Number: 1545–1432. Abstract: This form is a generic clearance for an undefined number of customer satisfaction and opinion surveys and focus group interviews to be conducted over the next three years. Surveys and focus groups conducted under the generic clearance are used by the Internal Revenue Service to determine levels of customer satisfaction, as well as determining issues that contribute to customer burden. This information will be used to make quality improvements to products and services. Current Actions: We will be conducting different customer satisfaction and opinion surveys and focus group interviews during the next three years than in the past. At the present time, is not determined what these surveys and focus groups will be. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Using the past three years as a baseline, we estimate that 40,000 (13,333.3 annually) burden hours will be used over the course of the next three years. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms and Federal, state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40,000. 2. Title: Miscellaneous Income. OMB Number: 1545–0115. Form Number: 1099–MISC. Abstract: Form 1099–MISC is used by payers to report payments of $600 or more of rents, prizes and awards, medical and health care payments, PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 nonemployee compensation, and crop insurance proceeds, $10 or more of royalties, any amount of fishing boat proceeds, certain substitute payments, golden parachute payments, and an indication of direct sales of $5,000 or more. 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 forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 86,796,997. Estimated Time per Respondent: 18 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 26,039,099. 3. Title: Supplemental Income and Loss. OMB Number: 1545–1972. Form: Schedule E (Form 1040). Abstract: Schedule E (Form 1040) is used to report and summarize income from rents, royalties, partnerships, S corporations, estates, trusts, REMICS, etc. (IRC section 61.) Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 284,599. 4. Title: Profit or Loss From Farming. OMB Number: 1545–1975. Form: Schedule F (Form 1040). Abstract: Schedule F (Form 1040) is used to report gross income, expenses, and net profit or loss from farming. (IRC section 61.) Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,907,750. 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. Approved: January 11, 2016. Michael Joplin, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–00774 Filed 1–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

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)).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 21, 2016 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Michael Joplin, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6517, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20224. Please send separate comments for each specific information 
collection listed below. You must reference the information 
collection's title, form number, reporting or record-keeping 
requirement number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain additional information, or 
copies of the information collection and instructions, or copies of any 
comments received, contact Elaine Christophe, at Internal Revenue 
Service, Room 6517, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, 
or through the internet, at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Request for Comments

    The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, as 
part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take 
this opportunity to comment on the proposed or continuing information 
collections listed below in this notice, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
    Request For Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and/or included in our request for Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the relevant information 
collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Please 
do not include any confidential or inappropriate material in your 
comments.
    We invite comments on: (a) Whether the collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the agency's functions, 
including whether the information has 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 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 the 
requested information. Currently, the IRS is seeking comments 
concerning the following forms, and reporting and record-keeping 
requirements:
    1. Title: Voluntary Customer Surveys To Implement E.O. 12862 on 
Behalf of All IRS Operations.
    OMB Number: 1545-1432.
    Abstract: This form is a generic clearance for an undefined number 
of customer satisfaction and opinion surveys and focus group interviews 
to be conducted over the next three years. Surveys and focus groups 
conducted under the generic clearance are used by the Internal Revenue 
Service to determine levels of customer satisfaction, as well as 
determining issues that contribute to customer burden. This information 
will be used to make quality improvements to products and services.
    Current Actions: We will be conducting different customer 
satisfaction and opinion surveys and focus group interviews during the 
next three years than in the past. At the present time, is not 
determined what these surveys and focus groups will be.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Using 
the past three years as a baseline, we estimate that 40,000 (13,333.3 
annually) burden hours will be used over the course of the next three 
years.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-
profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms and Federal, 
state, local or tribal governments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40,000.
    2. Title: Miscellaneous Income.
    OMB Number: 1545-0115.
    Form Number: 1099-MISC.
    Abstract: Form 1099-MISC is used by payers to report payments of 
$600 or more of rents, prizes and awards, medical and health care 
payments, nonemployee compensation, and crop insurance proceeds, $10 or 
more of royalties, any amount of fishing boat proceeds, certain 
substitute payments, golden parachute payments, and an indication of 
direct sales of $5,000 or more.
    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.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 86,796,997.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 18 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 26,039,099.
    3. Title: Supplemental Income and Loss.
    OMB Number: 1545-1972.
    Form: Schedule E (Form 1040).
    Abstract: Schedule E (Form 1040) is used to report and summarize 
income from rents, royalties, partnerships, S corporations, estates, 
trusts, REMICS, etc. (IRC section 61.)
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 284,599.
    4. Title: Profit or Loss From Farming.
    OMB Number: 1545-1975.
    Form: Schedule F (Form 1040).
    Abstract: Schedule F (Form 1040) is used to report gross income, 
expenses, and net profit or loss from farming. (IRC section 61.)
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,907,750.
    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.

    Approved: January 11, 2016.
Michael Joplin,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-00774 Filed 1-15-16; 8:45 am]
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