Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Application To Participate in the IRS Acceptance Program, 54634 [2020-19362]

Download as PDF 54634 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 2, 2020 / Notices Programs), 425 (Federal Financial Report), and LLL (Disclosure of Lobbying Activities). Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Generally includes States, d local governments and railroads. Frequency of Submission: Varied. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 6,551 responses. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 88,293.50 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $3,619,150.57. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Brett A. Jortland, Deputy Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–19330 Filed 9–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Application To Participate in the IRS Acceptance Program Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on continuing collections of information. This helps the IRS assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the IRS’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Application to Participate in the IRS Acceptance Agent Program. Form 13551 is used to gather information to determine applicant’s eligibility in the Acceptance Agent Program. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 2, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Paul Adams, Internal Revenue jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Sep 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 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, at (737)800–6149 or 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 to Participate in the IRS Acceptance Agent Program. OMB Number: 1545–1896. Form Number: 13551. Abstract: Form 13551 is used by all parsons who wish to participate in the TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) Acceptance Agent Program must apply by completing this application. Acceptance Agents are individuals or entities (colleges, financial institutions, accounting firms, etc.) that have entered into formal agreements with IRS that permit them to assist alien individuals and other foreign persons with obtaining TINs. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, and Federal, state, local or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,422. Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,211. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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: August 27, 2020. Sara L. Covington, Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–19362 Filed 9–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request Concerning Procedures for Requesting Competent Authority Assistance Under Tax Treaties 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 procedures for requesting competent authority assistance under tax treaties. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 2, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Kinna Brewington, 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: Procedures for Requesting Competent Authority Assistance Under Tax Treaties. OMB Number: 1545–2044. Revenue Procedure Number: 2015–40. Abstract: Taxpayers who believe that the actions of the United States, a treaty SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 2, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Page 54634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-19362]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Application To 
Participate in the IRS Acceptance Program

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95), provides the general public 
and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on continuing 
collections of information. This helps the IRS assess the impact of its 
information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden 
on the public and helps the public understand the IRS's information 
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired 
format. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Application to 
Participate in the IRS Acceptance Agent Program. Form 13551 is used to 
gather information to determine applicant's eligibility in the 
Acceptance Agent Program.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 2, 
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, at (737)800-6149 or Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 
1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224, or through the 
internet at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Application to Participate in the IRS Acceptance Agent 
Program.
    OMB Number: 1545-1896.
    Form Number: 13551.
    Abstract: Form 13551 is used by all parsons who wish to participate 
in the TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) Acceptance Agent Program 
must apply by completing this application. Acceptance Agents are 
individuals or entities (colleges, financial institutions, accounting 
firms, etc.) that have entered into formal agreements with IRS that 
permit them to assist alien individuals and other foreign persons with 
obtaining TINs.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at 
this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions, and Federal, state, local or tribal 
government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,422.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,211.
    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: August 27, 2020.
Sara L. Covington,
Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-19362 Filed 9-1-20; 8:45 am]
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