Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 9779, 9783, 9787, and 9789, 14551-14552 [2018-06897]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / Notices Protection Division (ACPD), is responsible for receiving and investigating service-related consumer complaints filed against airlines and other travel-related companies. Once received, the complaints are reviewed by the office to determine the extent to which these entities are in compliance with federal aviation consumer protection and civil rights laws and what, if any, action should be taken. Consumer complaints and comments are also used by the office to help improve airline consumer satisfaction. The information submitted via the online form can also serve as a basis for rulemaking, legislation and research. The key reason for this request is to enable consumers to continue to file their complaints and comments to the Department using an on-line form, whether via their personal computer or on a mobile/electronic device. If the online complaint form is not available, the Department may receive fewer complaints, comments and inquiries from consumers. The lack of consumer input could inhibit the office’s ability to effectively investigate both individual complaints against airlines and other air travel-related companies. It would also impact the Enforcement Office’s ability to become aware of patterns and practices that may develop in violation of our rules. The information collection continues to further the objective of 49 U.S.C. 41712 to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive practices, the objective of § 41705 and § 40127 to ensure the civil rights of air travelers are respected, and the objective of § 41702 to ensure safe and adequate service in air transportation. Filing a complaint or comment using a web-based form is voluntary and minimizes the burden on respondents. Based on CY17 information,1, 17,844 of the 21,153 total cases (includes complaints and comments) received by the Enforcement Office were submitted using the electronic on-line form (84.3%). The vast majority of the submissions are complaints, in which 16,095 of the 18,188 total complaints received by ACPD were filed using the electronic web-based form (88.5%). At times, consumers may also choose to file a complaint with the Department using regular mail or by phone message. The type of information requested on the form includes complainant’s name, address, phone number (including area code), email address, and name of the airline or company about which she/he 1 The 60-Day FR notice reflected CY16 data. This 30-Day OMB FR notice has been updated to reflect CY17 data, which is the most current calendar year data available. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 is complaining, as well as the flight date and flight itinerary (where applicable) of a complainant’s trip. On some occasions, a consumer may also use the form to give a description of a specific air-travel related problem or to ask for air-travel related information from the ACPD. The Department has limited its informational request to that necessary to meet its program and administrative monitoring and enforcement activities. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On October 31, 2017, OST published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on the ICR for which the agency is seeking reinstatement from OMB. See 82 FR 209 at 50483. OST received no comments after issuing this notice. Accordingly, the Department announces that this information collection activity has been re-evaluated and certified under 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and forwarded to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12(c). Before OMB decides whether to reinstate this proposed collection of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983 (Aug. 29, 1995). The 30-day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments to OMB and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983 (Aug. 29, 1995). Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure their full consideration. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983 (Aug. 29, 1995). Respondents: Consumers that Choose to File an On-Line Complaint/Comment with the Aviation Consumer Protection Division. Estimated Number of Respondents: 17,844 (based on CY 2017 data). Estimated Total Burden on Respondents: 4,461 hours (267,600 minutes). The estimate was calculated by multiplying the total number of complaints and comments filed using the on-line form in CY17 (17,844) by the estimated time needed to fill out the online form (15 minutes). PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14551 The information collection is available for inspection in regulations.gov, as noted in the ADDRESSES section of his document. Comments Are Invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record on the docket. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 27, 2018. Claire Barret, DOT Chief Privacy & Information Governance Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–06858 Filed 4–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 9779, 9783, 9787, and 9789 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 4, 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 forms and instructions SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 14552 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / Notices should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, at (202)317–5753, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). OMB Number: 1545–1467. Form Number: Forms 9779, 9783, 9787, and 9789. Abstract: These forms are used by business and individual taxpayers to enroll in the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). EFTPS is an electronic remittance processing system the Service uses to accept electronically transmitted federal tax payments. EFTPS (1) establishes and maintains a taxpayer data base which includes entity information from the taxpayers or their banks, (2) initiates the transfer of the tax payment amount from the taxpayer’s bank account, (3) validates the entity information and selected elements for each taxpayer, and (4) electronically transmits taxpayer payment data to the IRS. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to these forms. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals, business or other for-profit organizations, and state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,350,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 755,192. 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. Comments will be 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 has 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 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 29, 2018. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2018–06897 Filed 4–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1041 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 1041, U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, and related Schedules D, I, J, K–1, Form 1041–V, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to the elections of deferred foreign income. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 4, 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 instructions should be directed to Sandra Lowery at Internal Revenue Service, 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: Title: U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts. OMB Number: 1545–0092. Form Number: Form 1041. Abstract: IRC section 6012 requires that an annual income tax return be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 filed for estates and trusts. The data is used by the IRS to determine that the estates, trusts, and beneficiaries filed the proper returns and paid the correct tax. Public Law 115–97, section 14103 has a retroactive effective date of 2017. In order for taxpayers to fulfill their filing obligations and report the correct amount of tax under Section 14103, the IRS developed FAQ’s to alert taxpayers how and where to report this income on their 2017 return. A critical part of this effort includes alerting taxpayers of their filing obligations and educating them on how and where this would be reported. The data will be utilized by the IRS to ensure that the correct amount of tax is paid. 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 and individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,433,703. Estimated Time per Respondent: 32 hours, 38 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 307,844,800. 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. E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 65 (Wednesday, April 4, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14551-14552]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-06897]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 9779, 9783, 9787, 
and 9789

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Electronic Federal 
Tax Payment System (EFTPS).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 4, 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 forms and instructions

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should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, at (202)317-5753, or at 
Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).
    OMB Number: 1545-1467.
    Form Number: Forms 9779, 9783, 9787, and 9789.
    Abstract: These forms are used by business and individual taxpayers 
to enroll in the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). EFTPS 
is an electronic remittance processing system the Service uses to 
accept electronically transmitted federal tax payments. EFTPS (1) 
establishes and maintains a taxpayer data base which includes entity 
information from the taxpayers or their banks, (2) initiates the 
transfer of the tax payment amount from the taxpayer's bank account, 
(3) validates the entity information and selected elements for each 
taxpayer, and (4) electronically transmits taxpayer payment data to the 
IRS.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to these forms.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals, business or other for-profit 
organizations, and state, local or tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,350,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 755,192.
    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. 
Comments will be 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 has 
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 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 29, 2018.
Laurie Brimmer,
Senior Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2018-06897 Filed 4-3-18; 8:45 am]
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