Proposed Collection; Comment Request for General Revision of Regulations Relating To Withholding of Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons, 5318 [2021-00954]

Download as PDF 5318 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for General Revision of Regulations Relating To Withholding of Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons 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 general revision of regulations relating to withholding of tax on certain U.S. source income paid to foreign persons. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 22, 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 Kerry.Dennis@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: General Revision of Regulations Relating to Withholding of Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons. OMB Number: 1545–1484. Regulation Project Number: REG– 242282–97 (TD 8881-final). Abstract: This regulation prescribes collections of information for foreign persons that received payments subject to withholding under sections 1441, 1442, 1443, or 6114 of the Internal Revenue Code. This information is used to claim foreign person status and, in appropriate cases, to claim residence in a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty in effect, so that withholding at a reduced rate of tax may be obtained at source. The regulation also prescribes collections of information for withholding agents. This information is used by withholding agents to report to the IRS income paid to a foreign person that is subject to withholding under Code sections 1441, khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jan 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 1442, and 1443. The regulation also requires that a foreign taxpayer claiming a reduced amount of withholding tax under the provisions of an income tax treaty must disclose its reliance upon a treaty provision by filing Form 8833 with its U.S. income tax return. The burden for Form 8833 is reported under 1545–1354. Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB. The regulation is being submitted for renewal purposes only. 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 Federal, state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 hour. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00189 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Approved: January 12, 2021. Chakinna B. Clemons, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–00954 Filed 1–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0856] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Authorization To Disclose Information to a Third Party 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/ 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. 2900–0856’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421– 1354 or email danny.green2@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0856’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: Authorization to Disclose Information to a Third Party, VA Form 29–0975. OMB Control Number: 2900–0856. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), through its Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), administers an integrated program of benefits and services, established by law, for veterans, service personnel, and their dependents and/or beneficiaries. Title 38 U.S.C. 5101(a) provides that a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for General Revision of 
Regulations Relating To Withholding of Tax on Certain U.S. Source 
Income Paid to Foreign Persons

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 
general revision of regulations relating to withholding of tax on 
certain U.S. source income paid to foreign persons.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 22, 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: General Revision of Regulations Relating to Withholding of 
Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons.
    OMB Number: 1545-1484.
    Regulation Project Number: REG-242282-97 (TD 8881-final).
    Abstract: This regulation prescribes collections of information for 
foreign persons that received payments subject to withholding under 
sections 1441, 1442, 1443, or 6114 of the Internal Revenue Code. This 
information is used to claim foreign person status and, in appropriate 
cases, to claim residence in a country with which the United States has 
an income tax treaty in effect, so that withholding at a reduced rate 
of tax may be obtained at source. The regulation also prescribes 
collections of information for withholding agents. This information is 
used by withholding agents to report to the IRS income paid to a 
foreign person that is subject to withholding under Code sections 1441, 
1442, and 1443. The regulation also requires that a foreign taxpayer 
claiming a reduced amount of withholding tax under the provisions of an 
income tax treaty must disclose its reliance upon a treaty provision by 
filing Form 8833 with its U.S. income tax return. The burden for Form 
8833 is reported under 1545-1354.
    Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden 
previously approved by OMB. The regulation is being submitted for 
renewal purposes only.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, 
individuals or households, not-for-profit institutions, farms, and 
Federal, state, local or tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 hour.
    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: January 12, 2021.
Chakinna B. Clemons,
Supervisory Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2021-00954 Filed 1-15-21; 8:45 am]
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