Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 60521-60522 [2020-21168]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 187 / Friday, September 25, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8851 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8851, Summary of Archer MSAs. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 24, 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 at Internal Revenue Service, Room 66526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Sara.L.Covington@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Summary of Archer MSAs. OMB Number: 1545–1743. Form Number: 8851. Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 220(j)(4) requires trustees, who establish medical savings accounts, to report the following: (a) Number of medical savings accounts established before July 1 of the taxable year (beginning January 1, 2001), (b) name and taxpayer identification number of each account holder and, (c) number of accounts which are accounts of previously uninsured individuals. Form 8851 is used for this purpose. 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: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hours, 51 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,540,000. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: September 17, 2020. Sara L Covington, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–21169 Filed 9–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery 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 generic clearance for the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60521 collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 24, 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: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Number: 1545–2208. Abstract: Executive Order 12862 directs Federal agencies to provide service to the public that matches or exceeds the best service available in the private sector. In order to work continuously to ensure that our programs are effective and meet our customers’ needs, The Internal Revenue Service (hereafter ‘‘the Agency’’) seeks to obtain OMB approval of a generic clearance to collect qualitative feedback on our service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. Current Actions: The IRS will be conducting different opinion surveys, focus group sessions, think-aloud interviews, and usability studies regarding cognitive research surrounding forms submission or IRS system/product development. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals and businesses or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 6 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,000. 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 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 60522 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 187 / Friday, September 25, 2020 / Notices 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: September 21, 2020. Chakinna B. Clemons, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–21168 Filed 9–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0002] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Veterans Pension and Income, Asset, and Employment Statement Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0002’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 811 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421– 1354 or email danny.green2@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0002’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1502, 38 U.S.C. 1503 & 38 U.S.C. 5101(a). Title: Application for Veterans Pension (VA Form 21P–527EZ) and Income, Asset, and Employment Statement (VA Form 21P–527). OMB Control Number: 2900–0002. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21P–527EZ, is the prescribed form for claiming Veterans Pension under the Fully Developed Claim program. VA Form 21P–527 is used to gather the necessary information to determine a veteran’s eligibility for Veterans Pension. Without this information, VA will not be able to determine a Veteran’s eligibility to the benefit. A Veteran may also use this form to file a new Veterans Pension claim after VA has discontinued a previous pension award and the Veteran is requesting his or her benefits be reinstated. Without this information, VA will not be able to determine a Veteran’s eligibility to the benefit. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published at 85 FR 114 on June 14, 2020, pages 35996 and 35997. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 56,250 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 33.75 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–21134 Filed 9–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0786] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: VR&E Longitudinal Study Survey Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veteran’s Benefits Information, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0786. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, (202) 421–1354 or email Danny.Green2@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0786’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Public Law 112–56, Section 221–225. Title: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VR&E Longitudinal Study Survey. OMB Control Number: 2900–0786. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: As required by Public Law 110–389 Section 334, VBA will continue to collect survey data on individuals who began participating in the VR&E program during fiscal years 2010, 2012, and 2014. VA will conduct a study of this data to determine the long-term positive outcomes of individuals participating in VBA’s VR&E program. The purpose of this study is to monitor the effectiveness of VR&E program, so that we can find ways to improve the program and increase the support VA provide to Veterans daily. The data collected in this study is integral to VA submitting a congressionally-mandated annual report on the long-term outcomes of Veterans who participate in the VR&E program. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Generic Clearance for 
the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery

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 
generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency 
service delivery.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 24, 
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 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    OMB Number: 1545-2208.
    Abstract: Executive Order 12862 directs Federal agencies to provide 
service to the public that matches or exceeds the best service 
available in the private sector. In order to work continuously to 
ensure that our programs are effective and meet our customers' needs, 
The Internal Revenue Service (hereafter ``the Agency'') seeks to obtain 
OMB approval of a generic clearance to collect qualitative feedback on 
our service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that 
provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions but are not 
statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be 
generalized to the population of study.
    Current Actions: The IRS will be conducting different opinion 
surveys, focus group sessions, think-aloud interviews, and usability 
studies regarding cognitive research surrounding forms submission or 
IRS system/product development.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and businesses or other for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 6 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,000.
    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

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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: September 21, 2020.
Chakinna B. Clemons,
Supervisory Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-21168 Filed 9-24-20; 8:45 am]
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