Advisory Group to the Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division (TE/GE); Meeting, 18393-18394 [2018-08734]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 81 / Thursday, April 26, 2018 / Notices Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on January 9, 2018. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Culbreath, Office of Chief Information Officer, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W51–316, Washington, DC 20590. Walter Culbreath’s phone number is 202–366–1566. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Control Number: 2127–0682. Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The proposed information collection activity provides a means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Apr 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency’s services will be unavailable. The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered is intended to be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency (if released, the agency must indicate the qualitative nature of the information); • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18393 collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters commonly considered private. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Frequency: Once per request. Number of Respondents: 113,582. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 20,204. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Kevin J. Mahoney, Director, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–08753 Filed 4–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Advisory Group to the Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division (TE/GE); Meeting Internal Revenue Service (IRS); Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 18394 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 81 / Thursday, April 26, 2018 / Notices The Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 7, 2018. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark O’Donnell, TE/GE Communications and Liaison; 1111 Constitution Ave. NW; SE:T:GESS:CL– NCA 676; Washington, DC 20224. Email address: tege.advisory.comm@irs.gov. By notice herein given, pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988), a public meeting of the ACT will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Internal Revenue Service; 1111 Constitution Ave. NW; Room 3313; Washington, DC. Issues to be discussed relate to Employee Plans, Exempt Organizations and Government Entities. Reports from five ACT subgroups cover the following topics: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Recommendations Regarding ReOpening the Determination Letter Program in Certain Circumstances • Recommendations Regarding Missing Participants • Recommendations Regarding Incentivizing Universal E-Filing for Form 990 • Recommendations Regarding IRS Sharing of Taxpayer Information with Tribal Government Tax Programs • Recommendations to Encourage Self Compliance by Issuers of TaxAdvantaged Obligations amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Last minute agenda changes may preclude advance notice. Due to limited seating and security requirements, attendees need to email attendance request to tege.advisory.comm@irs.gov by May 28, 2018. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the meeting begins to allow sufficient time for security clearance. Photo identification must be presented. Please use the main entrance at 1111 Constitution Ave. NW to enter the building. Should you wish the ACT to consider a written statement, please write to: Internal Revenue Service; 1111 Constitution Ave. NW; SE:T:GESS:CL– NCA 676, Washington, DC 20224, or email tege.advisory.comm@irs.gov. Dated: April 20, 2018. Mark F. O’Donnell, Designated Federal Officer, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, Internal Revenue Service. [FR Doc. 2018–08734 Filed 4–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Apr 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Information Collection Requests Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests. DATES: Comments should be received on or before May 29, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 8142, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submissions may be obtained from Jennifer Quintana by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 622–0489, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) 1. Title: Suspicious Activity Report by Depository Institutions. OMB Control Number: 1506–0001. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Under 31 CFR 1020.320, FinCEN requires depository institutions, to report on a consolidated form, to a single location, reports of suspicious transactions. The form is used by criminal investigators, and taxation and regulatory enforcement authorities, during the course of investigations involving financial crimes. This action renews the regulation only. Form: FinCEN 111. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1. 2. Title: Currency Transaction Reports. OMB Control Number: 1506–0004. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Financial institutions file Form 112 (See 1506–0064) for currency transactions in excess of $10,000 a day pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 5313(a) and 31 CFR 1010.311a)(b). The form is used by criminal investigators, and taxation and regulatory enforcement authorities, during the course of investigations involving financial crimes. This action renews the regulation only. Form: FinCEN Form 112. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1. 3. Title: Suspicious Activity Report by Insurance Companies. OMB Control Number: 1506–0029. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Abstract: 31 CFR 1025.320 requires insurance companies to report suspicious activities to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. FinCEN Form 111 is an aid to this required reporting providing the filer with a guide in completing this reporting requirement. The form is used by criminal investigators, and taxation and regulatory enforcement authorities, during the course of investigations involving financial crimes. This action renews the regulation only. Form: FinCEN 111. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: April 23, 2018. Spencer W. Clark, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–08770 Filed 4–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Treasury International Capital Form SLT— Aggregate Holdings of Long-Term Securities by U.S. and Foreign Residents Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 81 (Thursday, April 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18393-18394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08734]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Advisory Group to the Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt and 
Government Entities Division (TE/GE); Meeting

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS); Tax Exempt and Government 
Entities Division, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities 
(ACT) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark O'Donnell, TE/GE Communications 
and Liaison; 1111 Constitution Ave. NW; SE:T:GESS:CL-NCA 676; 
Washington, DC 20224. Email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By notice herein given, pursuant to section 
10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988), a 
public meeting of the ACT will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Internal Revenue Service; 1111 
Constitution Ave. NW; Room 3313; Washington, DC. Issues to be discussed 
relate to Employee Plans, Exempt Organizations and Government Entities. 
Reports from five ACT subgroups cover the following topics:

 Recommendations Regarding Re-Opening the Determination Letter 
Program in Certain Circumstances
 Recommendations Regarding Missing Participants
 Recommendations Regarding Incentivizing Universal E-Filing for 
Form 990
 Recommendations Regarding IRS Sharing of Taxpayer Information 
with Tribal Government Tax Programs
 Recommendations to Encourage Self Compliance by Issuers of 
Tax-Advantaged Obligations

    Last minute agenda changes may preclude advance notice. Due to 
limited seating and security requirements, attendees need to email 
attendance request to [email protected] by May 28, 2018. 
Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the 
meeting begins to allow sufficient time for security clearance. Photo 
identification must be presented. Please use the main entrance at 1111 
Constitution Ave. NW to enter the building. Should you wish the ACT to 
consider a written statement, please write to: Internal Revenue 
Service; 1111 Constitution Ave. NW; SE:T:GESS:CL-NCA 676, Washington, 
DC 20224, or email [email protected].

    Dated: April 20, 2018.
Mark F. O'Donnell,
Designated Federal Officer, Tax Exempt and Government Entities 
Division, Internal Revenue Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-08734 Filed 4-25-18; 8:45 am]
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