Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Hedging Transactions, 28490-28491 [2018-13076]

Download as PDF 28490 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 19, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Form 712, Life Insurance Statement 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 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 712, Life Insurance Statement. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 20, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Roberto Mora-Figueroa, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224, or through the internet, at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Life Insurance Statement. OMB Number: 1545–0022. Regulation Project Number: Form 712. Abstract: Form 712 provides taxpayers and the IRS with information to determine if insurance on the decedent’s life is includible in the gross estate and to determine the value of the policy for estate and gift tax purposes. The tax is based on the value of the life insurance policy. Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously approved. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 18 hrs., 40 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,120,200. The following paragraph applies to all 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 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Jun 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained if 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. Desired Focus of Comments: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Approved: June 13, 2018. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2018–13079 Filed 6–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Hedging Transactions 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 public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the guidance for taxpayers regarding when gain or loss from common business hedging transactions is considered for tax purposes. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 20, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Roberto Mora-Figueroa, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Clear Reflection of Income in the Case of Hedging Transactions. OMB Number: 1545–1412. Regulation Project Number: TD 8554. Abstract: These final regulations provide guidance to taxpayers regarding when gain or loss from common business hedging transactions is recognized for tax purposes. Paragraph (d) of § 1.446–4 requires that the books and records maintained by a taxpayer disclose the method or methods used to account for different types of hedging transactions. The purpose of this rule is to ensure that the taxpayer has such records as are necessary to allow a Service examiner to determine whether the method of accounting used by the taxpayer for a transaction clearly reflects income. Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously approved. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 12 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,000. The following paragraph applies to all 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 if their contents may become material in the administration of any E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 19, 2018 / Notices internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Desired Focus of Comments: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Approved: June 13, 2018. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2018–13076 Filed 6–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8881 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 8881, Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Jun 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 Written comments should be received on or before August 20, 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 Sara Covington, at (202) 317–6038, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Sara.L.Covington@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs. OMB Number: 1545–1810. Form Number: 8881. Abstract: Qualified small employers use Form 8881 to claim a credit for start up costs related to eligible retirement plans. Form 8881 implements section 45E, which provides a credit based on costs incurred by an employer in establishing or administering an eligible employer plan or for the retirementrelated education of employees with respect to the plan. The credit is 50% of the qualified costs for the tax year, up to a maximum credit of $500 for the first tax year and each of the two subsequent tax years. 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. Estimated Number of Respondents: 66,667. Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hours, 32 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 235,335. 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28491 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: June 12, 2018. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2018–13073 Filed 6–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Notice of a new matching program. ACTION: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer matching program with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Data from the proposed match will be used to verify the unearned income of nonserviceconnected veterans, and those veterans who are zero percent service-connected (noncompensable), whose eligibility for VA medical care is based on their inability to defray the cost of medical care. These veterans supply household income information that includes their spouses and dependents at the time of application for VA health care benefits. DATES: Comments on this matching program must be received no later than July 19, 2018. If no public comment is received during the period allowed for comment or unless otherwise published in the Federal Register by VA, the new agreement will become effective July 1, 2018, provided it is a minimum of 30 days after date of publication in the Federal Register. If VA receives public comments, VA shall review the comments to determine whether any SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 118 (Tuesday, June 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28490-28491]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13076]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted 
for Public Comment; Hedging Transactions

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 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments 
concerning the guidance for taxpayers regarding when gain or loss from 
common business hedging transactions is considered for tax purposes.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 20, 2018 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Roberto Mora-Figueroa, 
Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of 
the regulations should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20224, or through the internet, at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Clear Reflection of Income in the Case of Hedging 
Transactions.
    OMB Number: 1545-1412.
    Regulation Project Number: TD 8554.
    Abstract: These final regulations provide guidance to taxpayers 
regarding when gain or loss from common business hedging transactions 
is recognized for tax purposes. Paragraph (d) of Sec.  1.446-4 requires 
that the books and records maintained by a taxpayer disclose the method 
or methods used to account for different types of hedging transactions. 
The purpose of this rule is to ensure that the taxpayer has such 
records as are necessary to allow a Service examiner to determine 
whether the method of accounting used by the taxpayer for a transaction 
clearly reflects income.
    Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously 
approved.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 12 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,000.
    The following paragraph applies to all 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 if their contents may become material in the administration of 
any

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internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information 
are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103.
    Desired Focus of Comments: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is 
particularly interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the 
information collection; they will also become a matter of public 
record.

    Approved: June 13, 2018.
R. Joseph Durbala,
IRS Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2018-13076 Filed 6-18-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4830-01-P