Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Forms, 15252-15253 [2020-05472]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 15252 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 52 / Tuesday, March 17, 2020 / Notices petition Docket Number FRA 2020– 0023. Specifically, Railtown, an historic tourist operation located in Jamestown, California, seeks FRA approval per 49 CFR 215.203(c) to allow two cars owned by the State of California (reporting marks SRR 323 and WP 17005) that are over 50 years old to be used in photo and film work, and to operate on track privately owned by the Sierra Northern Railway. Because the cars would be used for historic interpretation and demonstration, Railtown also requests to waive the stenciling requirements outlined in 49 CFR 215.303. Railtown explains the cars will be limited to 10 miles per hour and will not be used in interchange. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested parties desire an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • website: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by May 1, 2020 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable. Anyone can search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Mar 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Under 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also https://www.regulations.gov/ privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC. John Karl Alexy, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–05521 Filed 3–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Forms 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 employer’s annual federal unemployment (FUTA) tax returns. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 18, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to R. Joseph Durbala, 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: Form 940, Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, and Form 940–PR, Planilla para la Declaracion Federal Anual del SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Patrono de la Contribucion Federal para el Desempleo (FUTA). OMB Number: 1545–0028. Form Number(s): 940; 940–PR. Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 3301 imposes a tax on employers based on the first $7,000 of taxable wages paid to each employee. The tax is computed and reported on Forms 940 and 940–PR (Puerto Rico employers only). IRS uses the information on Forms 940 and 940–PR to ensure that employers have reported and figured the correct FUTA wages and tax. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. There have been no changes to the forms that would affect burden at this time. However, the agency has updated the estimated number of respondents/ responses based on it’s most recent filing data. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, individuals, or households, and farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,150,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 hours and 24 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 94,706,427 hours. 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. 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, E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 52 / Tuesday, March 17, 2020 / Notices maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: March 10, 2020. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–05472 Filed 3–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request Concerning Treatment of Gain From Disposition of Certain Natural Resource Recapture Property 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 treatment of gain from disposition of certain natural resource recapture property. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 18, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to R. Joseph Durbala, 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: Treatment of Gain from Disposition of Certain Natural Resource Recapture Property. OMB Number: 1545–1352. Regulation Project Number: TD 8586. Abstract: This regulation prescribes rules for determining the tax treatment of gain from the disposition of natural resource recapture property in accordance with Internal Revenue Code section 1254. Gain is treated as ordinary income in an amount equal to the intangible drilling and development costs and depletion deductions taken with respect to the property. The information that taxpayers are required to retain will be used by the IRS to khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Mar 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 determine whether a taxpayer has properly characterized gain on the disposition of section 1254 property. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the regulations at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals and business, or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000 hours. 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. 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: March 11, 2020. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–05473 Filed 3–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15253 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Reinstatement of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request Relating to the Research Applied Analytics & Statistics (RAAS) Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey 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 requirements relating to the information collection, 2020 Research Applied Analytics & Statistics (RAAS) Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 18, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to R. Joseph Durbala, 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 Rachel Martinen, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224, or through the internet, at Rachel.Martinen@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Research Applied Analytics & Statistics (RAAS) Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey OMB Number: 1545–2288. Document Number(s): None. Abstract: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) conducts the Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey as part of the Service-wide effort to maintain a system of balanced organizational performance measures mandated by the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act (RRA) of 1998. This is also a result of Executive Order 12862 that requires all government agencies to survey their customers. The IRS’ office of Research Applied Analytics & Statistics (RAAS) is sponsoring this annual survey (formerly conducted by the IRS Oversight Board) with the objective of better understanding what influences SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 52 (Tuesday, March 17, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15252-15253]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-05472]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Employer's Annual 
Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Forms

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 
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning 
employer's annual federal unemployment (FUTA) tax returns.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 18, 2020 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to R. Joseph Durbala, 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 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax 
Return, and Form 940-PR, Planilla para la Declaracion Federal Anual del 
Patrono de la Contribucion Federal para el Desempleo (FUTA).
    OMB Number: 1545-0028.
    Form Number(s): 940; 940-PR.
    Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 3301 imposes a tax on 
employers based on the first $7,000 of taxable wages paid to each 
employee. The tax is computed and reported on Forms 940 and 940-PR 
(Puerto Rico employers only). IRS uses the information on Forms 940 and 
940-PR to ensure that employers have reported and figured the correct 
FUTA wages and tax.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. There 
have been no changes to the forms that would affect burden at this 
time. However, the agency has updated the estimated number of 
respondents/responses based on it's most recent filing data.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, 
individuals, or households, and farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,150,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 hours and 24 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 94,706,427 hours.
    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.
    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,

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maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

    Approved: March 10, 2020.
R. Joseph Durbala,
IRS Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-05472 Filed 3-16-20; 8:45 am]
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