Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); Nominations, 13347-13348 [2018-06232]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2018 / Notices 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 22, 2018. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2018–06234 Filed 3–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 990–BL and Form 6069. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, 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. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 990–BL, Information and Initial Excise Tax Return for Black Lung Benefit Trusts and Certain Related Persons, and Form 6069, Return of Excise Tax on Excess Contributions to Black Lung Benefit Trust Under Section 4953 and Computation of Section 192 Deduction. SUMMARY: Written comments should be received on or before May 29, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, 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 instruction should be directed to Sandra Lowery at Internal Revenue Services, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 317– 5754 or through the internet at Sandra.J.Lowery@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Mar 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 Title: Information and Initial Excise Tax Return for Black Lung Benefit Trusts and Certain Related Persons, and Form 6069, Return of Excise Tax on Excess Contributions to Black Lung Benefit Trust Under Section 4953 and Computation of Section 192 Deduction. OMB Number: 1545–0049. Form Number: 990–BL and Form 6069. Abstract: IRS uses Form 990–BL to monitor activities of black lung benefit trusts, and to collect excise taxes on these trusts and certain related persons if they engage in proscribed activities. The tax is figured on Schedule A and attached to Form 990–BL. Form 6069 is used by coal mine operators to figure the maximum deduction to a black lung benefit trust. If excess contributions are made, IRS uses the form to figure and collect the tax on excess contributions. 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 forprofit organizations, individuals, and not-for-profit institutions. Form 990–BL Estimated Number of Respondents: 22. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 34 hrs., 15 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 754. Form 6069 Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 9 hours, 56 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13347 (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; 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 service to provide information. Approved: March 22, 2018. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2018–06239 Filed 3–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); Nominations Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury. ACTION: Request for nominations. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requesting applications from individuals with experience in cybersecurity and information security, tax software development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product processing, systems management and improvement, implementation of customer service initiatives, public administration, and consumer advocacy to be considered for selection as members of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). Nominations should describe and document the proposed member’s qualification for ETAAC membership, including the applicant’s knowledge of regulations and the applicant’s past or current affiliations and dealings with the particular tax segment or segments of the community that the applicant wishes to represent on the committee. Applications will be accepted for current vacancies from qualified individuals and from professional and public interest groups that wish to have representation on ETAAC. Submissions must include an application and resume. ETAAC provides continuing input into the development and implementation of the IRS organizational strategy for electronic tax administration. The ETAAC will provide an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 13348 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2018 / Notices administration issues such as prevention of identity theft-related refund fraud in support of the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. The ETAAC members will convey the public’s perceptions of IRS electronic tax administration activities, offer constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs and procedures, and suggest improvements. This is a volunteer position and members will serve three-year terms on the ETAAC to allow for a rotation in membership which ensures that different perspectives are represented. Travel expenses within government guidelines will be reimbursed. In accordance with Department of Treasury Directive 21–03, a clearance process including fingerprints, annual tax checks, a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal check and a practitioner check with the Office of Professional Responsibility will be conducted. DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before May 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to: Michael Deneroff, IRS National Public Liaison Office, CL:NPL:SRM, Room 7559, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, Attn: ETAAC Nominations. Applications may also be submitted via fax to 855–811– 8020 or via email at PublicLiaison@ irs.gov. Application packages are available on the IRS website at https:// www.irs.gov/e-file-providers/apply-formembership-on-the-electronic-taxadministration-advisory-committeeetaac. Application packages may also be requested by telephone from National Public Liaison, 202–317–6851 (not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Deneroff at (202) 317–6851, or send an email to publicliaison@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The establishment and operation of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (RRA 98), Title II, Section 2001(b)(2). ETAAC follows a charter in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The ETAAC provides continued input into the development and implementation of the IRS’s strategy for electronic tax administration. The ETAAC will research, analyze, consider, and make recommendations on a wide range of electronic tax administration issues and will provide input into the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Mar 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 development of the strategic plan for electronic tax administration. Members will provide an annual report to Congress by June 30. Applicants must complete the application form, which includes describing and documenting the applicant’s qualifications for ETAAC membership. Applicants must submit a short one- or two-page statement including recent examples of specific skills and qualifications as they relate to: Cybersecurity and information security, tax software development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product processing, systems management and improvement, implementation of customer service initiatives, consumer advocacy and public administration. Examples of critical thinking, strategic planning and oral and written communication are desirable. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to all applicants. Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to the ETAAC in accordance with Department of Treasury and IRS policies. The IRS has a special interest in assuring that women and men, members of all races and national origins, and individuals with disabilities have an opportunity to serve on advisory committees. Therefore, IRS extends particular encouragement to nominations from such appropriately qualified individuals. Dated: March 20, 2018. John Lipold, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 2018–06232 Filed 3–27–18; 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. AGENCY: Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning international boycott report. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments should be received on or before May 29, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form should be directed to Kerry Dennis, at (202) 317–5751 or Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224, or through the internet, at Kerry.Dennis@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: International Boycott Report. OMB Number: 1545–0216. Form Number(s): 5713 and Schedules A, B, and C (Form 5713). Abstract: Form 5713 and related Schedules A, B, and C are used by any entity that has operations in a ‘‘boycotting’’ country. If that entity cooperates with or participates in an international boycott, it may lose a portion of the following benefits: the foreign tax credit, deferral of income of a controlled foreign corporation, deferral of income of a domestic international sales corporation, or deferral of income of a foreign sales corporation. The IRS uses Form 5713 to determine if any of these benefits should be lost. The information is also used as the basis for a report to the Congress. Current Actions: There have been no changes to the forms that would increase burden. However, the agency has updated its estimated number of responses for each form based on recent filing data. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Form 5713 Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,822. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 28.37 hours. Schedule A (Form 5713) Estimated Number of Respondents: 244. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 3.57 hours. Schedule B (Form 5713) Estimated Number of Respondents: 280. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 7.46 hours. Schedule C (Form 5713) Estimated Number of Respondents: 226. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 9 hours. DATES: E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 28, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); 
Nominations

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury.

ACTION: Request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requesting applications 
from individuals with experience in cybersecurity and information 
security, tax software development, tax preparation, payroll and tax 
financial product processing, systems management and improvement, 
implementation of customer service initiatives, public administration, 
and consumer advocacy to be considered for selection as members of the 
Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).
    Nominations should describe and document the proposed member's 
qualification for ETAAC membership, including the applicant's knowledge 
of regulations and the applicant's past or current affiliations and 
dealings with the particular tax segment or segments of the community 
that the applicant wishes to represent on the committee. Applications 
will be accepted for current vacancies from qualified individuals and 
from professional and public interest groups that wish to have 
representation on ETAAC. Submissions must include an application and 
resume.
    ETAAC provides continuing input into the development and 
implementation of the IRS organizational strategy for electronic tax 
administration. The ETAAC will provide an organized public forum for 
discussion of electronic tax

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administration issues such as prevention of identity theft-related 
refund fraud in support of the overriding goal that paperless filing 
should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and 
information returns. The ETAAC members will convey the public's 
perceptions of IRS electronic tax administration activities, offer 
constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs 
and procedures, and suggest improvements.
    This is a volunteer position and members will serve three-year 
terms on the ETAAC to allow for a rotation in membership which ensures 
that different perspectives are represented. Travel expenses within 
government guidelines will be reimbursed. In accordance with Department 
of Treasury Directive 21-03, a clearance process including 
fingerprints, annual tax checks, a Federal Bureau of Investigation 
criminal check and a practitioner check with the Office of Professional 
Responsibility will be conducted.

DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before May 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to: Michael Deneroff, IRS 
National Public Liaison Office, CL:NPL:SRM, Room 7559, 1111 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, Attn: ETAAC Nominations. 
Applications may also be submitted via fax to 855-811-8020 or via email 
at [email protected]. Application packages are available on the IRS 
website at https://www.irs.gov/e-file-providers/apply-for-membership-on-the-electronic-tax-administration-advisory-committee-etaac. 
Application packages may also be requested by telephone from National 
Public Liaison, 202-317-6851 (not a toll-free number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Deneroff at (202) 317-6851, or 
send an email to [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The establishment and operation of the 
Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) is required by 
the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 
(RRA 98), Title II, Section 2001(b)(2). ETAAC follows a charter in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The ETAAC provides continued input into the 
development and implementation of the IRS's strategy for electronic tax 
administration. The ETAAC will research, analyze, consider, and make 
recommendations on a wide range of electronic tax administration issues 
and will provide input into the development of the strategic plan for 
electronic tax administration. Members will provide an annual report to 
Congress by June 30.
    Applicants must complete the application form, which includes 
describing and documenting the applicant's qualifications for ETAAC 
membership. Applicants must submit a short one- or two-page statement 
including recent examples of specific skills and qualifications as they 
relate to: Cybersecurity and information security, tax software 
development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product 
processing, systems management and improvement, implementation of 
customer service initiatives, consumer advocacy and public 
administration. Examples of critical thinking, strategic planning and 
oral and written communication are desirable.
    An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to all applicants.
    Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to 
the ETAAC in accordance with Department of Treasury and IRS policies. 
The IRS has a special interest in assuring that women and men, members 
of all races and national origins, and individuals with disabilities 
have an opportunity to serve on advisory committees. Therefore, IRS 
extends particular encouragement to nominations from such appropriately 
qualified individuals.

    Dated: March 20, 2018.
John Lipold,
Designated Federal Official.
[FR Doc. 2018-06232 Filed 3-27-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4830-01-P