Proposed Collection; Comment Request on Effectively Connected Income and the Branch Profits Tax, 66747 [2016-23396]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / Notices 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 317– 5746, or through the internet at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Certification for No Information Reporting on the Sale of a Principal Residence. OMB Number: 1545–1592. Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 98–20. Abstract: This revenue procedure sets forth the acceptable form of the written assurances (certification) that a real estate reporting person must obtain from the seller of a principal residence to except such sale or exchange from the information reporting requirements for real estate transactions under section 6045(e)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code. 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: Individuals or households, and business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,300,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours for Respondents: 383,000. Estimated Number of Recordkeepers: 90,000. Estimated Time per Recordkeeeper: 25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours for Recordkeepers: 37,500. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: September 21, 2016. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS, Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2016–23394 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request on Effectively Connected Income and the Branch Profits Tax 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 the branch tax; the branch profits Tax; and the regulations on effectively connected income and the branch profits tax. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 28, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6527, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at (202) 317–5746, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: TD 8223, Branch Tax; TD 8432, Branch Profits Tax; and TD 8657, Regulations on Effectively Connected Income and the Branch Profits Tax. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 66747 OMB Number: 1545–1070. Regulation Project Number: TD 8223, TD 8432, and TD 8657. Abstract: These regulations provide guidance on how to comply with Internal Revenue Code section 884, which imposes a tax on the earnings of a foreign corporation’s branch that are removed from the branch and which subjects interest paid by the branch, and certain interest deducted by the foreign corporation, to tax. Current Actions: There is no change to these existing regulations. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 59,100. Estimated Time per Respondent: 12.887 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,694. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of 1information 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: September 21, 2016. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS, Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2016–23396 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 66747]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23396]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request on Effectively Connected 
Income and the Branch Profits Tax

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 
the branch tax; the branch profits Tax; and the regulations on 
effectively connected income and the branch profits tax.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 28, 
2016 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6527, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the regulations should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at 
(202) 317-5746, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet 
at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: TD 8223, Branch Tax; TD 8432, Branch Profits Tax; and TD 
8657, Regulations on Effectively Connected Income and the Branch 
Profits Tax.
    OMB Number: 1545-1070. Regulation Project Number: TD 8223, TD 8432, 
and TD 8657.
    Abstract: These regulations provide guidance on how to comply with 
Internal Revenue Code section 884, which imposes a tax on the earnings 
of a foreign corporation's branch that are removed from the branch and 
which subjects interest paid by the branch, and certain interest 
deducted by the foreign corporation, to tax.
    Current Actions: There is no change to these existing regulations.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 59,100.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 12.887 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,694.
    The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of 
1information 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: September 21, 2016.
R. Joseph Durbala,
IRS, Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2016-23396 Filed 9-27-16; 8:45 am]
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