Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Preparer Hardship Waiver Request and Preparer Explanation for Not Filing Electronically, 86652 [2020-28796]

Download as PDF 86652 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 30, 2020 / Notices persons previously designated pursuant to E.O. 12722 or E.O. 12724, or the Iraqi Sanctions Regulations, Title 31, Code of Federal Regulations, who were also determined to be subject to Executive Order 13315 (‘‘E.O. 13315’’) and E.O. 13350. Through the cancellation of E.O.s 12722 and 12724 in E.O. 13350 persons were effectually delisted from the SDN List pursuant to E.O.s 12722 and 12724 and simultaneously re-listed on the SDN List pursuant to E.O. 13350. On December 23, 2020, OFAC determined that circumstances no longer warrant the inclusion of the following persons on the SDN List under this authority. These persons are no longer subject to the blocking provisions of E.O. 13350. Individual 1. AL–KHAFAJI, Sabah, 254 Rue Adolphe Pajeaud, Antony 92160, France (individual) [IRAQ2] Entity 2. BABIL INTERNATIONAL, Aeroport D’Orly, Orly Aerogare 94390, France [IRAQ2] Dated: December 23, 2020. Bradley T. Smith, Deputy Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2020–28856 Filed 12–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Preparer Hardship Waiver Request and Preparer Explanation for Not Filing Electronically 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 preparer hardship waiver request and preparer explanation for not filing electronically. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 1, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Kinna Brewington, Internal Revenue SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Dec 29, 2020 Jkt 253001 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: Preparer Hardship Waiver Request and Preparer Explanation for Not Filing Electronically. OMB Number: 1545–2200. Form Number(s): 8944 and 8948. Abstract: A tax preparer uses Form 8944 to request a waiver from the requirement to file tax returns on magnetic media when the filing of tax returns on magnetic media would cause a hardship. A specified tax return preparer uses Form 8948 to explain which exception applies when a covered return is prepared and filed on paper. Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB. These forms are being submitted for renewal purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,910,000. Estimated Time per Response: 2.05 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,270,900. 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: December 18, 2020. Chakinna B. Clemons, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–28796 Filed 12–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0013] Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0013’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 250 (Wednesday, December 30, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Preparer Hardship Waiver 
Request and Preparer Explanation for Not Filing Electronically

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 
preparer hardship waiver request and preparer explanation for not 
filing electronically.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 1, 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 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: Preparer Hardship Waiver Request and Preparer Explanation 
for Not Filing Electronically.
    OMB Number: 1545-2200.
    Form Number(s): 8944 and 8948.
    Abstract: A tax preparer uses Form 8944 to request a waiver from 
the requirement to file tax returns on magnetic media when the filing 
of tax returns on magnetic media would cause a hardship. A specified 
tax return preparer uses Form 8948 to explain which exception applies 
when a covered return is prepared and filed on paper.
    Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden 
previously approved by OMB. These forms are being submitted for renewal 
purposes only.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,910,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2.05 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,270,900.
    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.
    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: December 18, 2020.
Chakinna B. Clemons,
Supervisory Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-28796 Filed 12-29-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4830-01-P