Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project, 13878 [2016-05732]

Download as PDF 13878 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2016 / Notices Approved: March 2, 2016. Tuawana Pinkston, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–05742 Filed 3–14–16; 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 Testimony or Production of Records in a Court or Other Proceeding. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 16, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, 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 Martha R. Brinson, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Testimony or Production of Records in a Court or Other Proceeding. OMB Number: 1545–1850. Form Number: TD 9178. Abstract: The final regulation replaces the existing regulation that establishes the procedures to be followed by IRS officers and employees upon receipt of a request or demand for disclosure of IRS records or information. The purpose of the final regulation is to provide specific instructions and to clarify the circumstances under which more specific procedures take precedence. The final regulation extend the application of the regulation to former IRS officers and employees as well as to persons who are or were under contract to the IRS. The final regulation affect current and former IRS officers, asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Mar 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 employees and contractors, and persons who make requests or demands for disclosure. 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: Businesses and other for-profit organizations, Individuals and households, Not-for-Profit institutions, and Farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,400. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,400. 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: March 4, 2016. Tuawana Pinkston, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Internal Revenue Service Open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee will conduct an open meeting and will solicit public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Otis Simpson at 1–888–912–1227 or 202– 317–3332. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that a meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate must be made with Otis Simpson. For more information please contact: Otis Simpson at 1–888–912– 1227 or 202–317–3332, TAP Office, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1509—National Office, Washington, DC 20224, or contact us at the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. The committee will be discussing various issues related to the Taxpayer Assistance Centers and public input is welcomed. SUMMARY: Dated: March 8, 2016. Antoinette Ross, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2016–05740 Filed 3–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 3468 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2016–05732 Filed 3–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 50 (Tuesday, March 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 13878]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05732]


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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 
Testimony or Production of Records in a Court or Other Proceeding.

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

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, 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 Martha R. Brinson, 
Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at 
Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Testimony or Production of Records in a Court or Other 
Proceeding.
    OMB Number: 1545-1850.
    Form Number: TD 9178.
    Abstract: The final regulation replaces the existing regulation 
that establishes the procedures to be followed by IRS officers and 
employees upon receipt of a request or demand for disclosure of IRS 
records or information. The purpose of the final regulation is to 
provide specific instructions and to clarify the circumstances under 
which more specific procedures take precedence. The final regulation 
extend the application of the regulation to former IRS officers and 
employees as well as to persons who are or were under contract to the 
IRS. The final regulation affect current and former IRS officers, 
employees and contractors, and persons who make requests or demands for 
disclosure.
    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: Businesses and other for-profit organizations, 
Individuals and households, Not-for-Profit institutions, and Farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,400.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,400.
    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: March 4, 2016.
Tuawana Pinkston,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-05732 Filed 3-14-16; 8:45 am]
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