Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8946, 55580 [2020-19710]

Download as PDF 55580 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 174 / Tuesday, September 8, 2020 / Notices 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 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: Application for an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number. OMB Number: 1545–. Form Number: 15227. Abstract: In order to assist certain qualifying persons to request an IP PIN via paper instead of the established online process, they are provided Form 15227 if they would like to request an IP PIN to protect their tax account. Current Actions: This is a new form. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 mins. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,250. 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. Comments will be 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 has 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 or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Sep 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: September 1, 2020. Martha R. Brinson, Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–19728 Filed 9–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8946 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 the PTIN Supplemental Application For Foreign Persons Without a Social Security Number. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 9, 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, (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: PTIN Supplemental Application For Foreign Persons Without a Social Security Number. OMB Number: 1545–2189. Form Number: 8946. Abstract: Form 8946 is used by foreign persons without a social security number (SSN) who want to prepare tax returns for compensation. Foreign persons who are tax return preparers must obtain a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) to prepare tax returns for compensation. Generally, the IRS requires an individual to provide an SSN to get a PTIN. Because foreign persons cannot get an SSN, they must file Form 8946 to establish their identity and status as a foreign person. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 and other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,466. Estimated Time per Respondent: 5.27 hrs. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,536. 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 31, 2020. Sara L. Covington, Tax Analyst. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 174 (Tuesday, September 8, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8946

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 the 
PTIN Supplemental Application For Foreign Persons Without a Social 
Security Number.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 9, 
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, (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: PTIN Supplemental Application For Foreign Persons Without a 
Social Security Number.
    OMB Number: 1545-2189.
    Form Number: 8946.
    Abstract: Form 8946 is used by foreign persons without a social 
security number (SSN) who want to prepare tax returns for compensation. 
Foreign persons who are tax return preparers must obtain a preparer tax 
identification number (PTIN) to prepare tax returns for compensation. 
Generally, the IRS requires an individual to provide an SSN to get a 
PTIN. Because foreign persons cannot get an SSN, they must file Form 
8946 to establish their identity and status as a foreign person.
    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 and other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,466.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 5.27 hrs.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,536.
    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 31, 2020.
Sara L. Covington,
Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-19710 Filed 9-4-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4830-01-P