Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 60407-60410 [2016-21094]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 170 / Thursday, September 1, 2016 / Notices G. Federal Awarding Agency Contacts For further information concerning this final notice please contact: Mr. Thomas Harman, Director, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Innovative Program Delivery, Center for Accelerating Innovation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., E84–547, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone: (202) 366–6377, or email: tom.harman@ dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact: Ms. Seetha Srinivasan, AttorneyAdvisor, Federal Highway Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., E82–328, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone: (202) 366–4099, or email: seetha.srinivasan@dot.gov. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. A TDD is available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing at (202) 366–3993. In addition, FHWA may post answers to questions and requests for clarifications on FHWA’s Web site at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/accelerating/ grants. Applicants and subrecipients are encouraged to contact FHWA directly to receive information about AID Demonstration. Authority: Section 52003 of Pub. L. 112– 141; Section 6003 of Pub. L. 114–94; 23 U.S.C. 503. Issued on: August 24, 2016. Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–21063 Filed 8–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice provides information regarding FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic iron and steel components in thruster brakes and bearings assemblies for restoration of electrical and mechanical control systems for 12 moveable bridges in the State of New York. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is September 2, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program Administration, (202) asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Aug 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 366–1562, or via email at gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. William Winne, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, 202–366–1397, or via email at William.Winne@dot.gov. Office hours for the FHWA are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: http:// www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s database at: http:// www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Background The FHWA’s Buy America policy in 23 CFR 635.410 requires a domestic manufacturing process for any steel or iron products (including protective coatings) that are permanently incorporated in a Federal-aid construction project. The regulation also provides for a waiver of the Buy America requirements when the application would be inconsistent with the public interest or when satisfactory quality domestic steel and iron products are not sufficiently available. This notice provides information regarding FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for use of nondomestic iron and steel components in thruster brakes and bearings assemblies for restoration of electrical and mechanical controls systems for 12 moveable bridges in the State of New York. In accordance with Division K, section 122 of the ‘‘Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015’’ (Pub. L. 113–235), FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site; http:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=130 on July 12th. The FHWA received no comments in response to the publication. Based on all the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of iron and steel components compatible with thruster brakes and bearings assemblies for restoration of electrical and mechanical controls systems for 12 moveable bridges in the State of New York. In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the SAFETEA–LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–244, 122 Stat. 1572), FHWA is providing this notice as its finding that a waiver of Buy America requirements is appropriate. The FHWA invites public comment on this finding for an PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60407 additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding. Comments may be submitted to FHWA’s Web site via the link provided to the waiver page noted above. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Public Law 110– 161, 23 CFR 635.410 Issued on: August 25, 2016. Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–21073 Filed 8–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P 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)). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 31, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov. 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 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Request for Comments The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, as part of their continuing effort to reduce E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 60408 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 170 / Thursday, September 1, 2016 / Notices 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: Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding. OMB Number: 1545–0004. Form Number: SS–8, SS–8(PR). Abstract: Form SS–8 and SS–8(PR) are used by employers and workers to furnish information to IRS in order to obtain a determination as to whether a worker is an employee for purposes of Federal employment taxes and income tax withholding. IRS uses the information on the forms to make the determination. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the Form SS–8 and SS– 8(PR) at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, individuals, notfor-profit institutions, Federal government, farms, and state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,705. Estimated Time per Respondent: 22 hours, 17 minutes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Aug 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 148,621. 2. Title: Election To Have a Tax Year Other Than a Required Tax Year. OMB Number: 1545–1036. Form Number: 8716. Abstract: Form 8716 is filed by partnerships S corporations, S corporations, and personal service corporations under Internal Revenue Code section 444(a) to elect to retain or to adopt a tax year that is not a required tax year. The form provides IRS with information to determine that the section 444(a) election is properly made and identifies the tax year to be retained, changed, or adopted. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business, or other for-profit organizations and farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hrs, 26 min. Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 204,400. 3. Title: Consent to Disclosure of Return Information. OMB Number: 1545–1856. Form Number: 13362. Abstract: The Consent Form is provided to external applicants to allow the Service the ability to conduct tax checks to determine if an applicant is suitable for employment once they are determined qualified and within reach to receive an employment offer. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 46,000. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,664. 4. Title: HCTC Registration for Medicare Family Members. OMB Number: 1545–2162. Form Number: 14117. Abstract: This form will be used by the family members of HCTC eligible individuals under circumstances where the original candidate has died or become divorced from the family member. This form allows family members to begin the HCTC registration process by verifying the family member’s eligibility. Current Actions: There are no changes to the previously approved burden of this existing collection. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affected Public: Business and forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400. Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 600. 5. Title: Application for Extension of Time To File a Return and/or Pay U.S. Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Taxes. OMB Number: 1545–0181. Form Number: 4768. Abstract: Form 4768 is used to request an extension of time to file an estate (and generation-skipping) tax return and/or to pay the estate (and generationskipping) taxes and to explain why the extension should be granted. IRS uses the information to decide whether the extension should be granted. 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: Individuals and business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,500. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour 52 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30,710. 6. Title: Substantiation of Charitable Contributions. OMB Number: 1545–0754. Regulation: TD 8002. Abstract: This regulation provides guidance relating to substantiation requirements for charitable contributions. Section 1.170A–13 of the regulation requires donors to maintain receipts and other written records to substantiate deductions for charitable contributions. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, and business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 26,000,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,158,000. 7. Title: Registration Requirements With Respect to Certain Debt Obligations; Application of Repeal of 30 Percent Withholding by the Tax Reform Act of 1984. OMB Number: 1545–1132. Regulation: INTL–536–89. Abstract: Sections 165(j) and 1287(a) of the Internal Revenue Code provide E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 170 / Thursday, September 1, 2016 / Notices that persons holding registrationrequired obligations in bearer form are subject to certain penalties. These sections also provide that certain persons may be exempted from these penalties if they comply with reporting requirements with respect to ownership, transfers, and payments on the obligations. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements in this regulation are necessary to ensure that persons holding registration-required obligations in bearer form properly report interest and gain on disposition of the obligations. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of OMB approval. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents/ Recordkeepers: 5000. Estimated Time per Respondent/ Recordkeeper: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Reporting/ Recordkeeping Hours: 850. 8. Title: Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment Agreement used in the Cosmetology and Barber Industry. OMB Number: 1545–1529. Abstract: Announcement 2000–21, 2000–19 I.R.B. 983, contain information required by the Internal Revenue Service in its tax compliance efforts to assist employers and their employees in understanding and complying with Internal Revenue Code section 6053(a), which requires employees to report all their tips monthly to their employers. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing information collection. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents and/or Recordkeeping: 4,600. Estimated Average Time per Respondent/Recordkeeper: 9 hr., 22 min. Estimated Total Annual Reporting and/or Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 43,073. 9. Title: Credit for Increasing Research Activities. OMB Number: 1545–1625. Regulation: REG–105170–97 (TD 8930) and REG–112991–01 (TD 9104). Abstract: These final regulations relate to the computation of the credit under section 41(c) and the definition of qualified research under section 41(d). These regulations are intended to provide (1) guidance concerning the requirements necessary to qualify for the credit for increasing research activities, (2) guidance in computing the credit for increasing research activities, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Aug 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 and (3) rules for electing and revoking the election of the alternative incremental credit. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue procedure at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business, or other for-profit organizations and farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Estimated Time per Respondent: 50 hours. Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden hours: 250. 10. Title: Taxable REIT Subsidiary Election. OMB Number: 1545–1721. Form Number: 8875. Abstract: A corporation and a REIT use Form 8875 to jointly elect to have the corporation treated as a taxable REIT subsidiary as provided in section 856(l). Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 7 hr., 40 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,980. 11. Title: Advanced Insurance Commissions. OMB Number: 1545–1736. Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 2001–24. Abstract: A taxpayer that wants to obtain automatic consent to change its method of accounting for cash advances on commissions paid to its agents must agree to the specified terms and conditions under the revenue procedure. This agreement is ratified by attaching the required statement to the federal income tax return for the year of change. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue procedure at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,270. Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,318. 12. Title: Health Insurance Costs of Eligible Individuals. OMB Number: 1545–1875. Procedure: Rev. Proc. 2004–12. Abstract: Revenue Procedure 2004–12 informs states how to elect a health program to be qualified health insurance for purposes of the health coverage tax PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60409 credit (HCTC) under section 35 of the Internal Revenue Code. The collection of information is voluntary. However, if a state does not make an election, eligible residents of the state may be impeded in their efforts to claim the HCTC. 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: States, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 51. Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 30 minutes. Estimate Total Annual Burden Hours: 26. 13. Title: Information Return for Tax Credit Bonds. OMB Number: 1545–2160. Notice Number: Form 8038–TC. Abstract: Form 8038–TC will be used by issuers of qualified tax-exempt credit bonds, including tax credit bonds enacted under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to capture information required by IRC section 149(e) using a schedule approach. For applicable types of bond issues, filers will this form instead of Form 8038, Information Return for Tax-Exempt Private Activity Bond Issues. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Not for profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 540. Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 28 hrs., 44 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,294 hrs. 14. Title: IRS Customer Satisfaction Surveys. OMB Number: 1545–2250. Form Number: N/A. Abstract: We are requesting a threeyear approval to conduct specific customer satisfaction and opinion surveys, which will allow the Agency to continue to use a data-driven approach to understanding customer satisfaction at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Collecting, analyzing, and using customer opinion data is a vital component of IRS’s Balanced Measures Approach, as mandated by Internal Revenue Service Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 and Executive Order 12862. Current Actions: There are no changes being made at this time. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 60410 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 170 / Thursday, September 1, 2016 / Notices Affected Public: The information collected from taxpayers, practitioners, and a few small entities, will help ensure that users of IRS programs and services have an effective, efficient, and satisfying experience. In regard to online services, this feedback will provide insights into customer preferences for online information and services on IRS.gov that will meet their needs to resolve inquiries and their accounts on their own. This collection of feedback will contribute directly to the improvement of content and services provided online. Estimated Number of Respondents: 568,392. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 34,945. 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: August 19, 2016. Tuawana Pinkston, IRS Supervisory Tax Analyst [FR Doc. 2016–21094 Filed 8–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Form 8282 Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8282 and 8283 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its 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 8282, Donee Information Return (Sale, Exchange, or Other Disposition of asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Aug 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 Donated Property) and Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 31, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the forms and instructions 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: Donee Information Return (Sale, Exchange, or Other Disposition of Donated Property) (Form 8282) and Noncash Charitable Contributions (Form 8283). OMB Number: 1545–0908. Form Numbers: Form 8282 and 8283. Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 170(a)(1) and regulation section 1.170A–13(c) require donors of property valued over $5,000 to file certain information with their tax return in order to receive the charitable contribution deduction. Form 8283 is used to report the required information. Code section 6050L requires donee organizations to file an information return with the IRS if they dispose of the property received within two years. Form 8282 is used for this purpose. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the forms at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or household and Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 9 hours, 24 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,400. Form 8283 Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,144,666. Estimated Time per Respondent: 29 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,805,692. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 25, 2016. Tuawana Pinkston, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–21093 Filed 8–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Departmental Offices; Proposed Collection; Comment Request Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on revisions in 2016 of a currently approved information collection that is proposed for approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The Office of International Affairs within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the revision of the Annual Report of U.S. Ownership of Foreign Securities, including Selected Money Market Instruments. The next such collection is a benchmark survey to be conducted as of December 31, 2016. SUMMARY: Written comments should be received on or before October 31, 2016 to be assured of consideration. DATES: E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1

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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 October 31, 
2016 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20224, or at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov.
    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 6526, 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

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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: Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal 
Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding.
    OMB Number: 1545-0004.
    Form Number: SS-8, SS-8(PR).
    Abstract: Form SS-8 and SS-8(PR) are used by employers and workers 
to furnish information to IRS in order to obtain a determination as to 
whether a worker is an employee for purposes of Federal employment 
taxes and income tax withholding. IRS uses the information on the forms 
to make the determination.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the Form SS-8 
and SS-8(PR) at this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, 
individuals, not-for-profit institutions, Federal government, farms, 
and state, local or tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,705.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 22 hours, 17 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 148,621.
    2. Title: Election To Have a Tax Year Other Than a Required Tax 
Year.
    OMB Number: 1545-1036.
    Form Number: 8716.
    Abstract: Form 8716 is filed by partnerships S corporations, S 
corporations, and personal service corporations under Internal Revenue 
Code section 444(a) to elect to retain or to adopt a tax year that is 
not a required tax year. The form provides IRS with information to 
determine that the section 444(a) election is properly made and 
identifies the tax year to be retained, changed, or adopted.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at 
this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business, or other for-profit organizations and 
farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hrs, 26 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 204,400.
    3. Title: Consent to Disclosure of Return Information.
    OMB Number: 1545-1856.
    Form Number: 13362.
    Abstract: The Consent Form is provided to external applicants to 
allow the Service the ability to conduct tax checks to determine if an 
applicant is suitable for employment once they are determined qualified 
and within reach to receive an employment offer.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at 
this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Federal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 46,000.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,664.
    4. Title: HCTC Registration for Medicare Family Members.
    OMB Number: 1545-2162.
    Form Number: 14117.
    Abstract: This form will be used by the family members of HCTC 
eligible individuals under circumstances where the original candidate 
has died or become divorced from the family member. This form allows 
family members to begin the HCTC registration process by verifying the 
family member's eligibility.
    Current Actions: There are no changes to the previously approved 
burden of this existing collection.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business and for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 600.
    5. Title: Application for Extension of Time To File a Return and/or 
Pay U.S. Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Taxes.
    OMB Number: 1545-0181.
    Form Number: 4768.
    Abstract: Form 4768 is used to request an extension of time to file 
an estate (and generation-skipping) tax return and/or to pay the estate 
(and generation-skipping) taxes and to explain why the extension should 
be granted. IRS uses the information to decide whether the extension 
should be granted.
    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: Individuals and business or other for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,500.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour 52 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30,710.
    6. Title: Substantiation of Charitable Contributions.
    OMB Number: 1545-0754.
    Regulation: TD 8002.
    Abstract: This regulation provides guidance relating to 
substantiation requirements for charitable contributions. Section 
1.170A-13 of the regulation requires donors to maintain receipts and 
other written records to substantiate deductions for charitable 
contributions.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. 
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, and business or other 
for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 26,000,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,158,000.
    7. Title: Registration Requirements With Respect to Certain Debt 
Obligations; Application of Repeal of 30 Percent Withholding by the Tax 
Reform Act of 1984.
    OMB Number: 1545-1132.
    Regulation: INTL-536-89.
    Abstract: Sections 165(j) and 1287(a) of the Internal Revenue Code 
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that persons holding registration-required obligations in bearer form 
are subject to certain penalties. These sections also provide that 
certain persons may be exempted from these penalties if they comply 
with reporting requirements with respect to ownership, transfers, and 
payments on the obligations. The reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements in this regulation are necessary to ensure that persons 
holding registration-required obligations in bearer form properly 
report interest and gain on disposition of the obligations.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of OMB approval.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 5000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent/Recordkeeper: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Reporting/Recordkeeping Hours: 850.
    8. Title: Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment Agreement used in 
the Cosmetology and Barber Industry.
    OMB Number: 1545-1529.
    Abstract: Announcement 2000-21, 2000-19 I.R.B. 983, contain 
information required by the Internal Revenue Service in its tax 
compliance efforts to assist employers and their employees in 
understanding and complying with Internal Revenue Code section 6053(a), 
which requires employees to report all their tips monthly to their 
employers.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing information 
collection.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents and/or Recordkeeping: 4,600.
    Estimated Average Time per Respondent/Recordkeeper: 9 hr., 22 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Reporting and/or Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 
43,073.
    9. Title: Credit for Increasing Research Activities.
    OMB Number: 1545-1625.
    Regulation: REG-105170-97 (TD 8930) and REG-112991-01 (TD 9104).
    Abstract: These final regulations relate to the computation of the 
credit under section 41(c) and the definition of qualified research 
under section 41(d). These regulations are intended to provide (1) 
guidance concerning the requirements necessary to qualify for the 
credit for increasing research activities, (2) guidance in computing 
the credit for increasing research activities, and (3) rules for 
electing and revoking the election of the alternative incremental 
credit.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue 
procedure at this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business, or other for-profit organizations and 
farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 50 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden hours: 250.
    10. Title: Taxable REIT Subsidiary Election.
    OMB Number: 1545-1721.
    Form Number: 8875.
    Abstract: A corporation and a REIT use Form 8875 to jointly elect 
to have the corporation treated as a taxable REIT subsidiary as 
provided in section 856(l).
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at 
this time.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 7 hr., 40 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,980.
    11. Title: Advanced Insurance Commissions.
    OMB Number: 1545-1736.
    Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 2001-24.
    Abstract: A taxpayer that wants to obtain automatic consent to 
change its method of accounting for cash advances on commissions paid 
to its agents must agree to the specified terms and conditions under 
the revenue procedure. This agreement is ratified by attaching the 
required statement to the federal income tax return for the year of 
change.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue 
procedure at this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,270.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,318.
    12. Title: Health Insurance Costs of Eligible Individuals.
    OMB Number: 1545-1875.
    Procedure: Rev. Proc. 2004-12.
    Abstract: Revenue Procedure 2004-12 informs states how to elect a 
health program to be qualified health insurance for purposes of the 
health coverage tax credit (HCTC) under section 35 of the Internal 
Revenue Code. The collection of information is voluntary. However, if a 
state does not make an election, eligible residents of the state may be 
impeded in their efforts to claim the HCTC.
    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: States, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 51.
    Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Estimate Total Annual Burden Hours: 26.
    13. Title: Information Return for Tax Credit Bonds.
    OMB Number: 1545-2160.
    Notice Number: Form 8038-TC.
    Abstract: Form 8038-TC will be used by issuers of qualified tax-
exempt credit bonds, including tax credit bonds enacted under American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to capture information required 
by IRC section 149(e) using a schedule approach. For applicable types 
of bond issues, filers will this form instead of Form 8038, Information 
Return for Tax-Exempt Private Activity Bond Issues.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at 
this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Not for profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 540.
    Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 28 hrs., 44 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,294 hrs.
    14. Title: IRS Customer Satisfaction Surveys.
    OMB Number: 1545-2250.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Abstract: We are requesting a three-year approval to conduct 
specific customer satisfaction and opinion surveys, which will allow 
the Agency to continue to use a data-driven approach to understanding 
customer satisfaction at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). 
Collecting, analyzing, and using customer opinion data is a vital 
component of IRS's Balanced Measures Approach, as mandated by Internal 
Revenue Service Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 and Executive 
Order 12862.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made at this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

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    Affected Public: The information collected from taxpayers, 
practitioners, and a few small entities, will help ensure that users of 
IRS programs and services have an effective, efficient, and satisfying 
experience. In regard to online services, this feedback will provide 
insights into customer preferences for online information and services 
on IRS.gov that will meet their needs to resolve inquiries and their 
accounts on their own. This collection of feedback will contribute 
directly to the improvement of content and services provided online.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 568,392.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 34,945.
    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: August 19, 2016.
Tuawana Pinkston,
IRS Supervisory Tax Analyst
[FR Doc. 2016-21094 Filed 8-31-16; 8:45 am]
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