Current Actions:There is no change to this existing regulation.
Type of Review:Extension of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public:Business or other for-profit organizations.
Estimated Number of Respondents:3,000.
Estimated Time per Respondent:2 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:6,000.
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 thecollection of information displays a valid OMB control number.Books or records relating to a collection of information must beretained as long as their contents may become material in theadministration of any internal revenue law. Generally, taxreturns and tax return information are confidential, as requiredby 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 OMBapproval. 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 thefunctions 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 tobe collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collectionof 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 andcosts of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services toprovide information.
Approved: November 6, 2012.
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.