Proposed Collection; Comment Request for IRS e-File Signature Authorization for Forms 720, 2290 and 8879-EX, 67423 [2020-23382]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 205 / Thursday, October 22, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for IRS e-File Signature Authorization for Forms 720, 2290 and 8879–EX 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8879–EX, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 720, 2290, and 8849. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 21, 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 copies of the form and instructions should be directed to LaNita Van Dyke, at (202) 317–6009, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Lanita.VanDyk@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 720, 2290, and 8849. OMB Number: 1545–2081. Form Number: 8879–EX. Abstract: The Form 8879–EX, IRS efile Signature Authorization for Forms 720, 2990, and 8849, will be used in the Modernized e-File program. Form 8879– EX authorizes an a taxpayer and an electronic return originator (ERO) to use a personal identification number (PIN) to electronically sign an electronic excise tax return and, if applicable, authorize an electronic funds withdrawal. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hours, 7 minutes. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 21, 2020 Jkt 253001 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 46,800. 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: October 18, 2020. Chakinna B. Clemons, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–23382 Filed 10–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Election Out of GST Deemed Allocations Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. 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 proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps IRS assess the impact of its information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67423 collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand IRS’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the reporting burden associated with making the Election Out of GST Deemed Allocations. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 21, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Kinna Brewington, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526m, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to LaNita Van Dyke, at (202) 317–6009, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224, or through the internet, at Lanita.VanDyke@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Election Out of GST Deemed Allocations. OMB Number: 1545–1892. Regulation Project Number: TD 9208. Abstract: This information is required by the IRS for taxpayers who elect to have the automatic allocation rules not apply to the current transfer and/or to future transfers to the trust or to terminate such election. This information is also required by the IRS for taxpayers who elect to treat trusts described in section 2632(c)(3)(B)(i) through (vi) as GST trusts or to terminate such election. This information will be used to identify the trusts to which the election or termination of election will apply. Current Actions: This notice requests public comment on the burden associated with making the Election Out of GST Deemed Allocations. The IRS notes that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it 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. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,000. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for IRS e-File Signature 
Authorization for Forms 720, 2290 and 8879-EX

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting 
comments concerning Form 8879-EX, IRS e-file Signature Authorization 
for Forms 720, 2290, and 8849.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 21, 
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 copies of the form and 
instructions should be directed to LaNita Van Dyke, at (202) 317-6009, 
at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 720, 2290, and 
8849.
    OMB Number: 1545-2081.
    Form Number: 8879-EX.
    Abstract: The Form 8879-EX, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for 
Forms 720, 2990, and 8849, will be used in the Modernized e-File 
program. Form 8879-EX authorizes an a taxpayer and an electronic return 
originator (ERO) to use a personal identification number (PIN) to 
electronically sign an electronic excise tax return and, if applicable, 
authorize an electronic funds withdrawal.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at 
this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hours, 7 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 46,800.
    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: October 18, 2020.
Chakinna B. Clemons,
Supervisory Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-23382 Filed 10-21-20; 8:45 am]
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