Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to Information Reporting by Passport Applicants, 78408-78409 [2020-26703]

Download as PDF 78408 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 234 / Friday, December 4, 2020 / Notices comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the burden related to the guidance under sections 897, 1445, and 6109 to require use of Taxpayer Identifying Numbers on submission under the section 897 and 1445. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 2, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Kinna Brewington, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Guidance under Sections 897, 1445, and 6109 to require use of Taxpayer Identifying Numbers on Submission under the Section 897 and 1445. OMB Number: 1545–1797. Regulation Project Number: TD 9082; TD 9751. Abstract: The collection of information relates to applications for withholding certificates under section 1.1445–3 to be filed with the IRS with respect to (1) dispositions of U.S. real property interests that have been used by foreign persons as a principle residence within the prior 5 years and excluded from gross income under section 121 and (2) dispositions of U.S. real property interests by foreign persons in deferred like kind exchanges that qualify for nonrecognition under section 1031. Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously approved. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households and Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Responses: 150. Estimated Time per Respondent: 4 hrs. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 600. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Dec 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 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. Desired Focus of Comments: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Approved: November 30, 2020. Ronald J. Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–26657 Filed 12–3–20; 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; Comment Request on Burden Related to Information Reporting by Passport Applicants 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 public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the burden related to the information reporting by passport applicants. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 2, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Kinna Brewington, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224, or through the internet, at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Information Reporting by Passport Applicants. OMB Number: 1545–1359. Regulation Project Number: TD 9679. Abstract: These final regulations provide information reporting rules for certain passport applicants. These final regulations apply to certain individuals applying for passports (including renewals) and provide guidance to such individuals about the information that must be included with their passport application. Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously approved. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Responses: 12,133,537. Estimated Time per Respondent: 6 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,213,354. 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. Desired Focus of Comments: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 234 / Friday, December 4, 2020 / Notices whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Approved: November 30, 2020. Ronald J. Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–26703 Filed 12–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 843 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 information SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Dec 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 2, 2021 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 and instructions should be directed to LaNita Van Dyke, at (202) 317–6009, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Lanita.VanDyke@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. OMB Number: 1545–0024. Form Number: 843. Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 6402, 6404, and sections 301.6402–2, 301.6404–1, and 301.6404– 3 of the regulations allow for refunds of taxes (except income taxes) or refund, abatement, or credit of interest, penalties, and additions to tax in the event of errors or certain actions by the IRS. Form 843 is used by taxpayers to claim these refunds, credits, or abatements. 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, individuals or households, not-for-profit institutions, farms, and state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Responses: 550,500. PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 78409 Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hr., 35 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 875,295. 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 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: November 18, 2020. Chakinna B. Clemons, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–26757 Filed 12–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 234 (Friday, December 4, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78408-78409]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-26703]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted 
for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to Information 
Reporting by Passport Applicants

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 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 the burden related to the information reporting by passport 
applicants.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 2, 
2021 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Kinna Brewington, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations 
should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, 
Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224, or through 
the internet, at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Information Reporting by Passport Applicants.
    OMB Number: 1545-1359.
    Regulation Project Number: TD 9679.
    Abstract: These final regulations provide information reporting 
rules for certain passport applicants. These final regulations apply to 
certain individuals applying for passports (including renewals) and 
provide guidance to such individuals about the information that must be 
included with their passport application.
    Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously 
approved.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 12,133,537.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 6 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,213,354.
    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.
    Desired Focus of Comments: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is 
particularly interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including

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whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., by permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the 
information collection; they will also become a matter of public 
record.

    Approved: November 30, 2020.
Ronald J. Durbala,
IRS Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-26703 Filed 12-3-20; 8:45 am]
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