Proposed Collection; Comment Request Concerning Representation of Taxpayers Before the Internal Revenue Service, 43943 [2020-15573]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices (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: July 7, 2020. Chakinna B. Clemons, Supervisory Tax Analyst. Form 2848 [FR Doc. 2020–15572 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request Concerning Representation of Taxpayers Before the Internal Revenue Service 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 representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 18, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Chakinna B. Clemons, 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 should be directed to Kerry Dennis, at (202) 317–5751 or Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Kerry.Dennis@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. SUMMARY: 18:30 Jul 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 Form 2848 (SP) Estimated Number of Respondents: 80,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2.26 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 180,800 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 PO 00000 Frm 00138 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: July 14, 2020. Chakinna B. Clemons, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–15573 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 706 and Schedule R–1 (Form 706) Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Estimated Number of Respondents: 458,333. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1.99 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 912,083 hours. BILLING CODE 4830–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 OMB Number: 1545–0150. Form Number: 2848 and 2848 (SP). Abstract: Form 2848 or Form 2848(SP) is issued to authorize someone to act for the taxpayer in tax matters. It grants all powers that the taxpayer has except signing a return and cashing refund checks. The information on the form is used to identify representatives and to ensure that confidential information is not divulged to unauthorized persons. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the forms at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, and farms. 43943 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return and Schedule R–1 (Form 706), Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 18, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Paul Adams, 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, (202) 317–6038, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or the internet at Sara.L.Covington@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return. OMB Number: 1545–0015. Forms Number: 706 and Schedule R– 1 (Form 706). Abstract: Form 706 is used by executors to report and compute the Federal estate tax imposed by Internal Revenue Code section 2001 and the Federal generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax imposed by Code section SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 139 (Monday, July 20, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-15573]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request Concerning Representation of 
Taxpayers Before the Internal Revenue Service

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 
representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.

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

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Chakinna B. Clemons, 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 should be directed to Kerry Dennis, at (202) 317-
5751 or Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue 
Service.
    OMB Number: 1545-0150.
    Form Number: 2848 and 2848 (SP).
    Abstract: Form 2848 or Form 2848(SP) is issued to authorize someone 
to act for the taxpayer in tax matters. It grants all powers that the 
taxpayer has except signing a return and cashing refund checks. The 
information on the form is used to identify representatives and to 
ensure that confidential information is not divulged to unauthorized 
persons.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the forms at 
this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-
profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, and farms.

Form 2848

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 458,333.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 1.99 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 912,083 hours.

Form 2848 (SP)

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 80,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 2.26 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 180,800 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: July 14, 2020.
Chakinna B. Clemons,
Supervisory Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-15573 Filed 7-17-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4830-01-P