Notice of Decisions on States' Applications for Relief From Tax Credit Reductions Provided Under Section 3302 of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Applicable in 2017, 56996 [2017-25923]

Download as PDF 56996 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 230 / Friday, December 1, 2017 / Notices 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with this collection is 1000 hours, which is equal to 1000 (total # of annual responses) * 60 minutes. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. necessary to qualify for the waiver of the additional credit reduction. Further, the additional credit reduction of section 3302(c)(2)(B) is zero for California and Virgin Islands for 2017. Therefore, employers in California and Virgin Islands will have no additional credit reduction applied for calendar year 2017. As a result of having passed eight consecutive January 1’s with an outstanding Title XII advances and not having repaid the balance as of November 10, 2017, both California and Virgin Islands are subject to a FUTA credit reduction of 2.1 percent. Dated: November 28, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. Nancy M. Rooney, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–25879 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2017–25923 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–04–P BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Office of the Secretary Notice of Decisions on States’ Applications for Relief From Tax Credit Reductions Provided Under Section 3302 of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Applicable in 2017 Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Nov 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before January 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAView ICR?ref_nbr=201607-1220-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of SUMMARY: Sections 3302(c)(2)(A) and 3302(d)(3) of the FUTA provide that employers in a State that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Further, section 3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA provides for an additional credit reduction for a year if a State has outstanding advances on five or more consecutive January firsts and has a balance at the beginning of November 10 for such years. Section 3302(c)(2)(C) also provides for waiver of this additional credit reduction and substitution of the credit reduction provided in section 3302(c)(2)(B) if a state meets certain conditions. California and Virgin Islands were potentially liable for the additional credit reduction and applied for a waiver of the 2017 additional credit reduction under section 3302 (c)(2)(C) of FUTA. It has been determined that each one met all of the criteria of that section SUMMARY: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Request for Comments; Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–BLS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary. The BLS uses the Consumer Expenditure Surveys to gather information on expenditures, income, and other related subjects. The data is updated periodically in the national Consumer Price Index. In addition, the data is used by a variety of researchers in academia, government agencies, and the private sector. The data is collected from a national probability sample of households designed to represent the total civilian non-institutional population. The purpose of this revision request is to make changes to the two Consumer Expenditure (CE) Surveys: The Quarterly Interview Survey (CEQ) and the Diary Survey (CED) as part of an ongoing effort to improve data quality, maintain or increase response rates, and reduce data collection costs. The Census Authorizing Statute and BLS Authorizing Statute authorize this information collection. See 13 U.S.C. 8b and 29 U.S.C. 2. The ICR has been characterized as a revision for several reasons. More specifically, three major changes are proposed for the CED. (1) In an effort to alleviate burden and improve response rates, an alternative version of the paper CED has been developed. The new version consolidates the four main diary categories into two, facing, diary pages so that all expenses for a single day can be entered without flipping pages. An effort was also made to reduce the amount of instructions and examples so that respondents are not confused or intimidated. (2) The earliest placement date and last placement date restrictions for the Diary will be removed allowing E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 230 (Friday, December 1, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 56996]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-25923]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Decisions on States' Applications for Relief From Tax 
Credit Reductions Provided Under Section 3302 of the Federal 
Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Applicable in 2017

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Sections 3302(c)(2)(A) and 3302(d)(3) of the FUTA provide that 
employers in a State that has an outstanding balance of advances under 
Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of 
two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits 
otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which 
the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains 
at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Further, section 
3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA provides for an additional credit reduction for a 
year if a State has outstanding advances on five or more consecutive 
January firsts and has a balance at the beginning of November 10 for 
such years. Section 3302(c)(2)(C) also provides for waiver of this 
additional credit reduction and substitution of the credit reduction 
provided in section 3302(c)(2)(B) if a state meets certain conditions.
    California and Virgin Islands were potentially liable for the 
additional credit reduction and applied for a waiver of the 2017 
additional credit reduction under section 3302 (c)(2)(C) of FUTA. It 
has been determined that each one met all of the criteria of that 
section necessary to qualify for the waiver of the additional credit 
reduction. Further, the additional credit reduction of section 
3302(c)(2)(B) is zero for California and Virgin Islands for 2017. 
Therefore, employers in California and Virgin Islands will have no 
additional credit reduction applied for calendar year 2017.
    As a result of having passed eight consecutive January 1's with an 
outstanding Title XII advances and not having repaid the balance as of 
November 10, 2017, both California and Virgin Islands are subject to a 
FUTA credit reduction of 2.1 percent.

Nancy M. Rooney,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-25923 Filed 11-30-17; 8:45 am]
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