Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project, 13348-13349 [2018-06237]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2018 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 143,498, 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: March 20, 2018. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Mar 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Rosalia at 1–888–912–1227 or (718) 834–2203. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time via teleconference. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate must be made with Robert Rosalia. For more information please contact Robert Rosalia at 1–888–912– 1227 or (718) 834–2203, or write TAP Office, 2 Metrotech Center, 100 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201 or contact us at the website: http:// www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various IRS issues. Dated: March 23, 2018. Kevin Brown, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2018–06222 Filed 3–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Members. DATES: March 23, 2018 through April 27, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred N. Smith, Jr. 202–317–3087 (not a tollfree call). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are inviting individuals to help improve the nation’s tax agency by applying to be members of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). The mission of the TAP is to listen to taxpayers, identify issues that affect taxpayers, and make suggestions for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction. The TAP serves as an advisory body to the Secretary of the Treasury, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and the National Taxpayer Advocate. TAP SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2018–06237 Filed 3–27–18; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13349 members will participate in subcommittees that channel their feedback to the IRS through the Panel’s parent committee. The IRS is seeking applicants who have an interest in good government, a personal commitment to volunteer approximately 200 to 300 hours a year, and a desire to help improve IRS customer service. As a federal advisory committee, TAP is required to have membership be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented. Thus, TAP membership represents a crosssection of the taxpaying public with at least one member from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, in addition to one member representing international taxpayers. For application purposes, ‘‘international taxpayers’’ are defined broadly to include U.S. citizens working, living, or doing business abroad or in a U.S. territory. Potential candidates must be U.S. citizens and must pass a federal tax compliance check and a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background investigation. Applicants who practice before the IRS must be in good standing with the IRS. Federally-registered lobbyists cannot be members of the TAP. Current employees of any Bureau of the Treasury Department or have worked for any Bureau of the Treasury Department within three years of December 1 of the current year are not eligible. The IRS is seeking members or alternates in the following locations: Locations that need Members: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Wyoming. The TAP is also seeking to include at least one (1) additional member to represent international taxpayers. For these purposes, ‘‘international taxpayers’’ are broadly defined to include U.S. citizens working, living, or doing business abroad or in a U.S. territory. Locations that need Alternates: All states listed above and Colorado, District of Columbia, Delaware, Kansas, Ohio, South Dakota, Virginia and Washington. TAP members are a diverse group of citizens who represent the interests of taxpayers from their respective geographic locations by providing feedback from a taxpayer’s perspective on ways to improve IRS customer service and administration of the federal tax system, and by identifying grassroots taxpayer issues. Members should have good communication skills and be able to speak to taxpayers about TAP and its activities, while clearly distinguishing E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 28, 2018)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-06237]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: 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 
[email protected].

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 for-profit 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.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 143,498,
    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: March 20, 2018.
Laurie Brimmer,
Senior Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2018-06237 Filed 3-27-18; 8:45 am]
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