Federal Register: March 4, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 42)
DOCID: fr04mr10-150 FR Doc 2010-4472
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Internal Revenue Service
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 89-61
DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 3, 2010 to be assured of consideration.
The Department of the Treasury, 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, Public Law 10413 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Notice 8961, Imported Substances; Rules for Filing a Petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
Title: Imported Substances; Rules for Filing a Petition.
OMB Number: 15451117.
Notice Number: Notice 8961.
Abstract: Section 4671 of the Internal Revenue Code imposes a tax on the sale or use of certain imported taxable substances by the importer. Code section 4672 provides an initial list of taxable substances and provides that importers and exporters may petition the Secretary of the Treasury to modify the list. Notice 8961 sets forth the procedures to be followed in petitioning the Secretary.
Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the notice at this time.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.
Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100.
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 or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.
Approved: February 22, 2010.
R. Joseph Durbala,
Supervisory Tax Analyst.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at (202) 6226665, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov.