Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8857 and 8857(SP), 10852 [2017-02984]

Download as PDF 10852 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 15, 2017 / Notices A. Compensation Adjustments for the Chief Executive Officer B. Selection of TVA Board Chair Please call TVA Media Relations at (865) 632–6000, Knoxville, Tennessee. People who plan to attend the meeting and have special needs should call (865) 632–6000. Anyone who wishes to comment on any of the agenda in writing may send their comments to: TVA Board of Directors, Board Agenda Comments, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dated: February 9, 2017. Sherry A. Quirk, General Counsel. BILLING CODE 8120–08–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: Notice of meeting. An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2017. DATES: Kim Vinci at 1–888–912–1227 or 916–974– 5086. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. For more information please contact: Kim Vinci at 1–888–912–1227 or 916–974–5086, TAP Office, 4330 Watt Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821, or contact us at the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various committee issues for submission to the IRS and other TAP related topics. Public input is welcomed. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Feb 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2017–02981 Filed 2–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8857 and 8857(SP) 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 Forms 8857 and 8857(SP), Request for Innocent Spouse Relief. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 17, 2017 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 form 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: Request for Innocent Spouse Relief. OMB Number: 1545–1596. Form Numbers: 8857 and 8857(SP). Abstract: Section 6013(e) of the Internal Revenue Code allows taxpayers to request, and IRS to grant, ‘‘innocent spouse’’ relief when: The taxpayer files a joint return with tax substantially understated; the taxpayer establishes no knowledge of, or benefit from, the understatement; and it would be inequitable to hold the taxpayer liable. Forms 8857 and 8857(SP) is used to request relief from liability of an understatement of tax on a joint return resulting from a grossly erroneous item attributable to the spouse. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the forms at this time. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2017–03120 Filed 2–13–17; 11:15 am] ACTION: Dated: February 8, 2017. Antoinette Ross, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 4 hours, 49 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 240,500. 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 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: February 6, 2017. Tuawana Pinkston, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–02984 Filed 2–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-02984]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8857 and 8857(SP)

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 
Forms 8857 and 8857(SP), Request for Innocent Spouse Relief.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 17, 2017 
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 form 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: Request for Innocent Spouse Relief.
    OMB Number: 1545-1596.
    Form Numbers: 8857 and 8857(SP).
    Abstract: Section 6013(e) of the Internal Revenue Code allows 
taxpayers to request, and IRS to grant, ``innocent spouse'' relief 
when: The taxpayer files a joint return with tax substantially 
understated; the taxpayer establishes no knowledge of, or benefit from, 
the understatement; and it would be inequitable to hold the taxpayer 
liable. Forms 8857 and 8857(SP) is used to request relief from 
liability of an understatement of tax on a joint return resulting from 
a grossly erroneous item attributable to the spouse.
    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 households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 4 hours, 49 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 240,500.
    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 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: February 6, 2017.
Tuawana Pinkston,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-02984 Filed 2-14-17; 8:45 am]
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