Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8554 and 8554-EP, 20001-20002 [2019-09285]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / Notices (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. Dated: April 25, 2019. Jamal El-Hindi, Deputy Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. [FR Doc. 2019–09244 Filed 5–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Fiscal Service Proposed Collection of Information: TreasuryDirect System Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, 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. Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the electronic process for selling/issuing, servicing, and making payments on or redeeming U.S. Treasury securities. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 5, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments and requests for additional information to Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Bruce A. Sharp, Room #4006–A, P.O. Box 1328, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, or bruce.sharp@fiscal.treasury.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: TreasuryDirect. OMB Number: 1535–0138. Abstract: The information collected in the electronic system is requested to establish a new account and process any associated transactions. Current Actions: Extension of a currently approved collection. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 May 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,096,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 351,316. 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: 1. 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; 2. the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; 3. ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 4. 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 5. estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: April 17, 2019. Bruce A. Sharp, Bureau Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–09233 Filed 5–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8554 and 8554–EP 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8554, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service and Form 8554–EP, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 8, 2019 to be assured of consideration. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20001 Direct all written comments to L. Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this collection should be directed to Sara Covington, (202)317– 6038, at 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: Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service. OMB Number: 1545–0946. Form Number: 8554. Abstract: The information obtained from Form 8554 relates to the approval of continuing professional education programs and the renewal of the enrollment status for those individuals admitted (enrolled) to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. The information will be used by the Director of Practice to determine the qualifications of individuals who apply for renewal of enrollment. Current Actions: There are changes to the form and burden estimates. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 62,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 21,000. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,000. Title: Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA). OMB Number: 1545–0946. Form: 8554–EP. Abstract: This form is used to renew your Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA) status. You must renew your enrollment status every 3 years. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. However, there are changes to the burden estimates. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400. Estimated Number of Responses: 800. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 267. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 20002 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / Notices 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: May 1, 2019. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2019–09285 Filed 5–6–19; 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. 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning tax return preparer jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 May 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 compliant and tax return preparer fraud or misconduct affidavit. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 8, 2019 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: Tax Return Preparer Complaint and Tax Return Preparer Fraud or Misconduct Affidavit. OMB Number: 1545–2168. Form Number: Form 14157 and Form 14157–A. Abstract: These forms will be used by taxpayers to report allegations of misconduct by tax return preparers. The forms are created specifically for tax return preparer complaints and include items necessary for the IRS to effectively evaluate the complaint and route to the appropriate function. Current Actions: There are no changes to the form that would affect burden, however the agency has updated the number of respondent estimates based on current data. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses and other forprofits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,500. Estimated Time per Respondent: 12 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,593 hrs. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: April 30, 2019. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2019–09284 Filed 5–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0736] Agency Information Collection Activity: Authorization To Disclose Personal Information to a Third Party Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0736’’ in any SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 88 (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20001-20002]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09285]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8554 and 8554-EP

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 
information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8554, Application 
for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue 
Service and Form 8554-EP, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to 
Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement 
Plan Agent (ERPA).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 8, 2019 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to L. Brimmer, Internal Revenue 
Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of this collection should be directed to Sara Covington, 
(202)317-6038, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet 
at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the 
Internal Revenue Service.
    OMB Number: 1545-0946.
    Form Number: 8554.
    Abstract: The information obtained from Form 8554 relates to the 
approval of continuing professional education programs and the renewal 
of the enrollment status for those individuals admitted (enrolled) to 
practice before the Internal Revenue Service. The information will be 
used by the Director of Practice to determine the qualifications of 
individuals who apply for renewal of enrollment.
    Current Actions: There are changes to the form and burden 
estimates.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 62,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 21,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,000.

    Title: Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the 
Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA).
    OMB Number: 1545-0946.
    Form: 8554-EP.
    Abstract: This form is used to renew your Enrolled Retirement Plan 
Agent (ERPA) status. You must renew your enrollment status every 3 
years.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at 
this time. However, there are changes to the burden estimates.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 800.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 267.

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    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: May 1, 2019.
Laurie Brimmer,
Senior Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2019-09285 Filed 5-6-19; 8:45 am]
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