Proposed Collection; Comment Request for the Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan, 20202-20203 [2019-09389]

Download as PDF 20202 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [Docket ID OCC–2019–0005] Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee; Meeting Department of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The OCC announces a meeting of the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee (MSAAC). SUMMARY: A public meeting of the MSAAC will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). ADDRESSES: The OCC will hold the May 23, 2019 meeting of the MSAAC at the OCC’s offices at 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20219. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael R. Brickman, Designated Federal Officer, (202) 649–5420, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By this notice, the OCC is announcing that the MSAAC will convene a meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the OCC’s offices at 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20219. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The purpose of the meeting is for the MSAAC to advise the OCC on regulatory or other changes the OCC may make to ensure the health and viability of mutual savings associations. The agenda includes a discussion of current topics of interest to the industry. Members of the public may submit written statements to the MSAAC. The OCC must receive written statements no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Members of the public may submit written statements to MSAAC@occ.treas.gov or by mailing them to Michael R. Brickman, Designated Federal Officer, Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20219. Members of the public who plan to attend the meeting should contact the OCC by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 16, 2019, to inform the OCC of their desire to attend the meeting and to provide information that will be required to facilitate entry into the khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 meeting. Members of the public may contact the OCC via email at MSAAC@ OCC.treas.gov or by telephone at (202) 649–5420. Members of the public who are hearing impaired should call (202) 649–5597 (TTY) by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 16, 2019, to arrange auxiliary aids such as sign language interpretation for this meeting. Attendees should provide their full name, email address, and organization, if any. For security reasons, attendees will be subject to security screening procedures and must present a valid government-issued identification to enter the building. Dated: May 2, 2019. Morris Morgan, Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Operating Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–09433 Filed 5–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for the Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan 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 the Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan. 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 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the forms and instructions 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: Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Number: 1545–1610. Form Number: 5500 and Schedules. Abstract: The Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan is an annual information return filed by employee benefit plans. The IRS uses this information for a variety of matters, including ascertainment whether a qualified retirement plan appears to conform to requirements under the Internal Revenue Code or whether the plan should be audited for compliance. Form 5500–EZ (OMB Number: 1545– 0956) is an annual return filed by a oneparticipant (owners/partners and their spouses) retirement plan or a foreign plan to satisfy certain annual reporting and filing requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The IRS uses this data to determine if the plan appears to be operating properly as required under the Code or whether the plan should be audited. Current Actions: PBGC, the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) work together to produce the Form 5500 Annual Return/Report for Employee Benefit Plan and Form 5500–SF Short Form Annual Return/Report for Small Employee Benefit Plan (Form 5500 Series), through which the regulated public can satisfy the combined reporting/filing requirements applicable to employee benefit plans. The Form 5500 and Form 5500–SF are currently filed electronically through the webbased EFAST2 system. The Form 5500– EZ is currently filed on paper with the IRS or by answering a subset of questions on the Form 5500–SF, which is then filed electronically through EFAST2. The IRS plans to make the Form 5500–EZ available on the EFAST2 system for direct electronic filing instead of using Form 5500–SF. The Form 5500–EZ (currently OMB Number: 1545–0956) will also be subsumed under the OMB number for the Form 5500 and Form 5500–SF, 1545–1610 as a separate collection. The Form 5500– EZ would still be available to be filed on paper with the IRS. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, individuals and households, not-for profit institutions, and farms. The number of filing and wage rates are unchanged from the 2019 5500/ 5500–SF submission Approved on April 26, 2019. E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 20203 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / Notices 2019— Requested khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Annual Number of Responses for this IC Annual IC Time Burden (Hours) .............. Annual IC Cost Burden (Dollars) ............. 804,000 330,000 127,898,000 Estimated Number of Respondents: 804,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 24.5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 330,000. The number of respondents and estimated response time are unchanged from the 2016 5500–EZ submission approved on December 27, 2016. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 27 hours, 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,005,000. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 Program change due to new statute Program change due to agency discretion 0 0 0 Change due to adjustment in agency estimate ........................ ........................ ........................ Approved: May 1, 2019. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. Change due to potential violation of the PRA ¥29,000 ¥9,000 ¥4,763,000 Previously approved 0 0 0 833,000 339,000 132,661,000 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [FR Doc. 2019–09389 Filed 5–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee: Correction Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee: Correction Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting: Correction. AGENCY: In the Federal Register notice that was originally published on April 24, 2019, (Volume 84, Number 79, Page 17240) the meeting time has changed from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, May 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gilbert Martinez at 1–888–912–1227 or (737) 800–4060. 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 Joint Committee will be held Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. For more information please contact Gilbert Martinez at 1–888–912–1227 or (737–800–4060), or write TAP Office 3651 S. IH–35, STOP 1005 AUSC, Austin, TX 78741, or post comments to the website: http:// www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various committee issues for submission to the IRS and other TAP related topics. Public input is welcomed. SUMMARY: Dated: May 2, 2019. Kevin Brown, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. ACTION: Notice of meeting: Correction. In the Federal Register notice that was originally published on April 24, 2019, (Volume 84, Number 79, Page 17240) the meeting time has changed from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gilbert Martinez at 1–888–912–1227 or (737) 800–4060. 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 Joint Committee will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. For more information please contact Gilbert Martinez at 1– 888–912–1227 or (737–800–4060), or write TAP Office 3651 S. IH–35, STOP 1005 AUSC, Austin, TX 78741, or post comments to the website: http:// www.improveirs.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agenda will include various committee issues for submission to the IRS and other TAP related topics. Public input is welcomed. Dated: May 2, 2019. Kevin Brown, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2019–09384 Filed 5–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P [FR Doc. 2019–09387 Filed 5–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20202-20203]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09389]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for the Annual Return/Report 
of Employee Benefit Plan

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 the Annual Return/
Report of Employee Benefit Plan.

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 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the forms and instructions 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: Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan.
    OMB Number: 1545-1610.
    Form Number: 5500 and Schedules.
    Abstract: The Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan is an 
annual information return filed by employee benefit plans. The IRS uses 
this information for a variety of matters, including ascertainment 
whether a qualified retirement plan appears to conform to requirements 
under the Internal Revenue Code or whether the plan should be audited 
for compliance. Form 5500-EZ (OMB Number: 1545-0956) is an annual 
return filed by a one-participant (owners/partners and their spouses) 
retirement plan or a foreign plan to satisfy certain annual reporting 
and filing requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (Code). 
The IRS uses this data to determine if the plan appears to be operating 
properly as required under the Code or whether the plan should be 
audited.
    Current Actions: PBGC, the Department of Labor (DOL), and the 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) work together to produce the Form 5500 
Annual Return/Report for Employee Benefit Plan and Form 5500-SF Short 
Form Annual Return/Report for Small Employee Benefit Plan (Form 5500 
Series), through which the regulated public can satisfy the combined 
reporting/filing requirements applicable to employee benefit plans. The 
Form 5500 and Form 5500-SF are currently filed electronically through 
the web-based EFAST2 system. The Form 5500-EZ is currently filed on 
paper with the IRS or by answering a subset of questions on the Form 
5500-SF, which is then filed electronically through EFAST2. The IRS 
plans to make the Form 5500-EZ available on the EFAST2 system for 
direct electronic filing instead of using Form 5500-SF. The Form 5500-
EZ (currently OMB Number: 1545-0956) will also be subsumed under the 
OMB number for the Form 5500 and Form 5500-SF, 1545-1610 as a separate 
collection. The Form 5500-EZ would still be available to be filed on 
paper with the IRS.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, 
individuals and households, not-for profit institutions, and farms.
    The number of filing and wage rates are unchanged from the 2019 
5500/5500-SF submission Approved on April 26, 2019.

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                                                                                                           Change due to   Change due to
                                                              2019--      Program change  Program change   adjustment in     potential      Previously
                                                             Requested      due to new     due to agency      agency       violation of      approved
                                                                              statute       discretion       estimate         the PRA
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Annual Number of Responses for this IC..................         804,000               0  ..............         -29,000               0         833,000
Annual IC Time Burden (Hours)...........................         330,000               0  ..............          -9,000               0         339,000
Annual IC Cost Burden (Dollars).........................     127,898,000               0  ..............      -4,763,000               0     132,661,000
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    Estimated Number of Respondents: 804,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 24.5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 330,000.

The number of respondents and estimated response time are unchanged 
from the 2016 5500-EZ submission approved on December 27, 2016.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 250,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 27 hours, 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,005,000.
    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. 2019-09389 Filed 5-7-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4830-01-P