Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project, 24693-24694 [2021-09682]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 87 / Friday, May 7, 2021 / Notices through the internet at jon.r.callahan@ irs.gov. The IRS is currently seeking comments concerning the following information collection tools, reporting, and record-keeping requirements: Title: IRA Contribution Information. OMB Number: 1545–0747. Form Number: 5498. Abstract: Form 5498 is used by trustees and issuers to report contributions to, and the fair market value of, an individual retirement arrangement (IRA). The information on the form will be used by IRS to verify compliance with the reporting rules under regulation section 1.408–5 and to verify that the participant in the IRA has made the contribution that supports the deduction taken. Current Actions: There is no change to the existing collection. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 118,858,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 24 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 48,731,780. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:55 May 06, 2021 Jkt 253001 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: April 30, 2021. Chakinna B. Clemons, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–09681 Filed 5–6–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning, Miscellaneous Sections Affected by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 6, 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. You must reference the information collection’s title, form number, reporting or record-keeping requirement number, and OMB number in your comment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Jon Callahan, (737) 800–7639, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at jon.r.callahan@ irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The IRS is currently seeking comments concerning the following information collection tools, reporting, and record-keeping requirements: Title: Miscellaneous Sections Affected by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 and the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24693 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. OMB Number: 1545–1356. Regulation Project Number: TD 8725. Abstract: Under Internal Revenue Code Section 7430, a prevailing party may recover the reasonable administrative or litigation costs incurred in an administrative or civil proceeding that relates to the determination, collection, or refund of any tax, interest, or penalty. Treasury Regulation Section 301.7430–2(c) provides that the IRS will not award administrative costs under section 7430 unless the taxpayer files a written request in accordance with the requirements of the regulation. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, and business or other forprofit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms, and the Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 38. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours, 16 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 86. 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 E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 24694 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 87 / Friday, May 7, 2021 / Notices or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: April 15, 2021. Chakinna B. Clemons, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–09682 Filed 5–6–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation) Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 7, 2021. ADDRESSES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submissions may be obtained from Molly Stasko by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 622– 8922, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation). OMB Control Number: 1505–NEW. Type of Review: New collection. Description: A modern, streamlined and responsive customer experience means: Raising government-wide customer experience to the average of the private sector service industry; developing indicators for high-impact Federal programs to monitor progress towards excellent customer experience and mature digital services; and providing the structure (including increasing transparency) and resources to ensure customer experience is a focal point for agency leadership. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:55 May 06, 2021 Jkt 253001 This proposed information collection activity provides a means to garner customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving customer service delivery as discussed in Section 280 of OMB Circular A–11 at https:// www.performance.gov/cx/a11-280.pdf. As discussed in OMB guidance, agencies should identify their highestimpact customer journeys (using customer volume, annual program cost, and/or knowledge of customer priority as weighting factors) and select touchpoints/transactions within those journeys to collect feedback. These results will be used to improve the delivery of Federal services and programs. It will also provide government-wide data on customer experience that can be displayed on www.performance.gov to help build transparency and accountability of Federal programs to the customers they serve. As a general matter, these information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. The Department of the Treasury will only submit collections if they meet the following criteria. • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered is intended to be used for general service improvement and program management purposes; • Upon agreement between OMB and the agency all or a subset of information may be released as part of A–11, Section 280 requirements only on performance.gov. Summaries of customer research and user testing activities may be included in publicfacing customer journey maps or summaries. • Additional release of data must be done coordinated with OMB. PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency, its customers and stakeholders, and OMB as it monitors Agency compliance on Section 280. These responses will inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on services will be unavailable. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: Approximately five types of customer experience activities such as feedback surveys, focus groups, user testing, and interviews. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,001,550. Average Number of Responses per Activity: 1 response per respondent per activity. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,001,550. Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes–60 minutes, dependent upon activity. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 101,125 hours. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 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 technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services required to provide information. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: May 3, 2021. Molly Stasko, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–09641 Filed 5–6–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AK–P E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 87 (Friday, May 7, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24693-24694]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-09682]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

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 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting 
comments concerning, Miscellaneous Sections Affected by the Taxpayer 
Bill of Rights 2 and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
Reconciliation Act of 1996.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 6, 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. You must reference the information collection's title, form 
number, reporting or record-keeping requirement number, and OMB number 
in your comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Jon Callahan, 
(737) 800-7639, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet 
at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The IRS is currently seeking comments 
concerning the following information collection tools, reporting, and 
record-keeping requirements:
    Title: Miscellaneous Sections Affected by the Taxpayer Bill of 
Rights 2 and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
Reconciliation Act of 1996.
    OMB Number: 1545-1356.
    Regulation Project Number: TD 8725.
    Abstract: Under Internal Revenue Code Section 7430, a prevailing 
party may recover the reasonable administrative or litigation costs 
incurred in an administrative or civil proceeding that relates to the 
determination, collection, or refund of any tax, interest, or penalty. 
Treasury Regulation Section 301.7430-2(c) provides that the IRS will 
not award administrative costs under section 7430 unless the taxpayer 
files a written request in accordance with the requirements of the 
regulation.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, and business or other 
for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms, and the 
Federal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 38.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours, 16 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 86.
    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

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or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of 
services to provide information.

    Approved: April 15, 2021.
Chakinna B. Clemons,
Supervisory Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2021-09682 Filed 5-6-21; 8:45 am]
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