Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request for the IRS Taxpayer Burden Surveys, 63961-63962 [2019-25008]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2019 / Notices Docket No. Requester Nature of special permit To authorize Transco a special permit to waive compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR 192.611 ‘‘Change in Class Location: Confirmation or Revision of Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure’’. This special permit is being requested in lieu of pipe replacement or pressure reduction for two (2) special permit segment of 0.26 miles of 36-inch diameter pipeline located on Mainline ‘‘C’’ in Greenville County, South Carolina, where the class location has changed from Class 1 to Class 3 location in 2017 and 2018. Mainline ‘‘C’’ is a 1,345-mile interstate pipeline in the 10,500-mile Transco system that begins in Texas and runs northeast along the eastern side of the Appalachian Mountains to New York City metropolitan area. Mainline ‘‘C’’ was installed in 1961 and transports natural gas from the Gulf of Mexico and the Marcellus region of Pennsylvania to population centers, industrial customers, and other pipelines. The MAOP for Mainline ‘‘C’’ in the special permit segment is 780 psig. To authorize Northwest a special permit to waive compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR 192.611 ‘‘Change in Class Location: Confirmation or Revision of Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure’’. This special permit is being requested in lieu of pipe replacement or pressure reduction for one (1) special permit segment of 0.13 miles of 20-inch diameter pipeline located on the Spokane Lateral in Franklin County, Washington, where the class location has changed from Class 1 to Class 3 location in 2018. The Spokane Lateral is a 165- mile interstate transmission pipeline and transports natural gas from Plymouth, Washington to the Spokane, Washington area. The MAOP for the Spokane Lateral in the special permit segment is 811 psig. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco). 49 CFR 192.611 .............. PHMSA–2019–0142 ........... Northwest Pipeline Company, LLC (Northwest). 49 CFR 192.611 .............. Issued in Washington, DC, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2019–25045 Filed 11–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request for the IRS Taxpayer Burden Surveys 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 the 2019, 2020, and 2021 IRS Taxpayer Burden Surveys. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Regulation(s) PHMSA–2019–0085 ........... Before issuing a decision on the special permit requests, PHMSA will evaluate all comments received on or before the comment closing date. Comments received after the closing date will be evaluated if it is possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. PHMSA will consider each relevant comment we receive in making our decision to grant or deny a request. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 Written comments should be received on or before January 21, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Philippe Thomas, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 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: IRS Taxpayer Burden Surveys. OMB Number: 1545–2212. Regulatory Number: N/A. Abstract: Each year, individual taxpayers in the United States submit more than 140 million tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS uses the information in these returns, recorded on roughly one hundred distinct forms and supporting schedules, to administer a tax system whose rules span thousands of pages. Managing such a complex and broadbased tax system is costly but represents only a fraction of the total burden of the tax system. Equally, if not more burdensome, is the time and out-ofpocket expenses that taxpayers spend in order to comply with tax laws and regulations. Changes in tax regulations, tax administration, tax preparation methods, and taxpayer behavior continue to alter the amount and distribution of taxpayer burden. Data from updated surveys will better reflect the current tax rules and regulations, the increased usage of tax preparation software, increased efficiency of such DATES: PO 00000 63961 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 software, changes in tax preparation regulations, the increased use of electronic filing, the behavioral response of taxpayers to the tax system, the changing use of services, both IRS and external, and related information collection needs. Current Actions: The IRS will be revising and replacing various surveys. The survey scope is expanded to include burden for surveys associated with all taxpayer segments. This effort represents a continuation of the IRS’s strategy to gather taxpayer burden data for all types of tax returns and information reporting documents in order to support Wage and Investment’s OMB Improvement Strategy to transition burden estimates for all taxpayers to the preferred RAAS burden estimation methodology. These surveys will allow RAAS to update and validate the IRS Taxpayer Burden Model which will be used to provide estimates for consolidated taxpayer segments, like what is currently done for OMB numbers 1545–0074, 1545–0123, and 1545–0047. This form is being submitted for revision purposes. Data Collections Covered Under This Clearance Request Individual Taxpayers 2019 Individual Taxpayer Burden Survey (Data collection 6/1/2020–5/31/2021) 2019 Individual Taxpayer Compliance (Post-Filing) Burden Survey (Data collection 3/1/2020–5/31/2021) 2020 Individual Taxpayer Special Study (Data collection 1/1/2020–9/31/2020) 2020 Individual Taxpayer Special Survey (Data collection 10/1/2020–12/31/2020) 2020 Individual Taxpayer Burden Survey (Data collection 6/1/2021–5/31/2022) E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 63962 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2019 / Notices 2021 Individual Taxpayer Burden Survey (Data collection 5/1/2022–6/31/2023) 2021 Nonfiler/Late-filer Burden Survey (Data collection 2/1/2022–12/31/2022) Entity Taxpayers 2019 Business Compliance (Post-Filing) Burden Survey (Data collection 3/1/2020– 12/31/2020) 2019 Business Taxpayer Burden Survey (Data collection 6/1/2020–12/31/2021) 2021 Business Entity Special Survey (Data collection 3/31/2022–5/31/2023) 2021 Tax-Exempt Organization Special Survey (Data collection 5/31/2022–5/31/ 2023) khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Other 2019 Employment Tax Burden Survey (Data Collection 5/15/2020–12/31/2020) 2019 Information Return Burden Survey (Data Collection 10/15/2020–03/31/21) 2020 Trust and Estate Income Tax Burden Survey (Data collection 6/1/2021–5/31/ 2022) 2020 Estate Tax Burden Survey (Data collection 10/1/2021–5/31/2022) 2020 Gift Tax Burden Survey (Data collection 10/1/2021–5/31/2021) 2021 Pension Plan Burden Survey (Data collection 12/1/2021–5/31/2022) 2021 Excise Tax Burden Survey (Data collection 2/1/2022–12/31/2022) 2021 Other Taxpayer Segment Special Survey (Data collection 3/31/2022–5/31/ 2023) Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individual, Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 75,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 28 hrs. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,000. 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 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Nov 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 • 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: November 12, 2019. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2019–25008 Filed 11–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Open Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces that the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (‘‘Committee’’) will convene a meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2019, in the Cash Room, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20220, from 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting is open to the public, and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will be held in the Cash Room, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20220. The meeting will be open to the public. Because the meeting will be held in a secured facility, members of the public who plan to attend the meeting must either: 1. Register online. Attendees may visit http://www.cvent.com/d/6hq2n5 and fill out a secure online registration form. A valid email address will be required to complete online registration. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Note: Online registration will close at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.) 2. Contact the Federal Insurance Office at (202) 622–3220, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, and provide registration information. Requests for reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should be directed to Mariam G. Harvey, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, Department of the Treasury at (202) 622–0316, or mariam.harvey@do.treas.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Baldwin, Senior Insurance Regulatory Policy Analyst, Federal Insurance Office, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 1410 MT, Washington, DC 20220, at (202) 622–3220 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons who have difficulty hearing or speaking may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is provided in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2), through implementing regulations at 41 CFR 102–3.150. Public Comment: Members of the public wishing to comment on the business of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance are invited to submit written statements by any of the following methods: Electronic Statements • Send electronic comments to faci@ treasury.gov. Paper Statements • Send paper statements in triplicate to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 1410 MT, Washington, DC 20220. In general, the Department of the Treasury will post all statements on its website https://www.treasury.gov/ initiatives/fio/Pages/faci.aspx without change, including any business or personal information provided such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. The Department of the Treasury will also make such statements available for public inspection and copying in the Department of the Treasury’s Library, 720 Madison Place NW, Room 1020, Washington, DC 20220, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You can make an appointment to inspect statements by telephoning (202) 622–2000. All statements received, E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 19, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63961-63962]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25008]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted 
for Public Comment; Comment Request for the IRS Taxpayer Burden Surveys

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 2019, 2020, and 2021 IRS Taxpayer Burden Surveys.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 21, 
2020 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Philippe Thomas, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6529, 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: IRS Taxpayer Burden Surveys.
    OMB Number: 1545-2212.
    Regulatory Number: N/A.
    Abstract: Each year, individual taxpayers in the United States 
submit more than 140 million tax returns to the Internal Revenue 
Service (IRS). The IRS uses the information in these returns, recorded 
on roughly one hundred distinct forms and supporting schedules, to 
administer a tax system whose rules span thousands of pages. Managing 
such a complex and broad-based tax system is costly but represents only 
a fraction of the total burden of the tax system. Equally, if not more 
burdensome, is the time and out-of-pocket expenses that taxpayers spend 
in order to comply with tax laws and regulations.
    Changes in tax regulations, tax administration, tax preparation 
methods, and taxpayer behavior continue to alter the amount and 
distribution of taxpayer burden. Data from updated surveys will better 
reflect the current tax rules and regulations, the increased usage of 
tax preparation software, increased efficiency of such software, 
changes in tax preparation regulations, the increased use of electronic 
filing, the behavioral response of taxpayers to the tax system, the 
changing use of services, both IRS and external, and related 
information collection needs.
    Current Actions: The IRS will be revising and replacing various 
surveys. The survey scope is expanded to include burden for surveys 
associated with all taxpayer segments. This effort represents a 
continuation of the IRS's strategy to gather taxpayer burden data for 
all types of tax returns and information reporting documents in order 
to support Wage and Investment's OMB Improvement Strategy to transition 
burden estimates for all taxpayers to the preferred RAAS burden 
estimation methodology. These surveys will allow RAAS to update and 
validate the IRS Taxpayer Burden Model which will be used to provide 
estimates for consolidated taxpayer segments, like what is currently 
done for OMB numbers 1545-0074, 1545-0123, and 1545-0047. This form is 
being submitted for revision purposes.

Data Collections Covered Under This Clearance Request

Individual Taxpayers

2019 Individual Taxpayer Burden Survey (Data collection 6/1/2020-5/
31/2021)
2019 Individual Taxpayer Compliance (Post-Filing) Burden Survey 
(Data collection 3/1/2020-5/31/2021)
2020 Individual Taxpayer Special Study (Data collection 1/1/2020-9/
31/2020)
2020 Individual Taxpayer Special Survey (Data collection 10/1/2020-
12/31/2020)
2020 Individual Taxpayer Burden Survey (Data collection 6/1/2021-5/
31/2022)

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2021 Individual Taxpayer Burden Survey (Data collection 5/1/2022-6/
31/2023)
2021 Nonfiler/Late-filer Burden Survey (Data collection 2/1/2022-12/
31/2022)

Entity Taxpayers

2019 Business Compliance (Post-Filing) Burden Survey (Data 
collection 3/1/2020-12/31/2020)
2019 Business Taxpayer Burden Survey (Data collection 6/1/2020-12/
31/2021)
2021 Business Entity Special Survey (Data collection 3/31/2022-5/31/
2023)
2021 Tax-Exempt Organization Special Survey (Data collection 5/31/
2022-5/31/2023)

Other

2019 Employment Tax Burden Survey (Data Collection 5/15/2020-12/31/
2020)
2019 Information Return Burden Survey (Data Collection 10/15/2020-
03/31/21)
2020 Trust and Estate Income Tax Burden Survey (Data collection 6/1/
2021-5/31/2022)
2020 Estate Tax Burden Survey (Data collection 10/1/2021-5/31/2022)
2020 Gift Tax Burden Survey (Data collection 10/1/2021-5/31/2021)
2021 Pension Plan Burden Survey (Data collection 12/1/2021-5/31/
2022)
2021 Excise Tax Burden Survey (Data collection 2/1/2022-12/31/2022)
2021 Other Taxpayer Segment Special Survey (Data collection 3/31/
2022-5/31/2023)

    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individual, Business or other for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 75,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 28 hrs.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,000.
    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 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: November 12, 2019.

R. Joseph Durbala,
IRS Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2019-25008 Filed 11-18-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4830-01-P