[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 245 (Friday, December 19, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77698-77699]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-30016]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 3090-0280]


General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; 
Information Collection; Tax Adjustment Clause 552.270-30

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a renewal to an 
existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be 
submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to 
review and approve a renewal of a currently approved information 
collection requirement regarding tax adjustments under leasehold 
acquisitions. This collection requires contractors to submit 
information to the Government to substantiate an increase or decrease 
in real estate taxes under a leasehold acquisition so that the 
Government can make tax adjustments as necessary to the leasehold 
acquisition. Information collected under this authority is necessary to 
assess proper tax adjustments against each leasehold acquisition. The 
clearance currently expires on April 30, 2009.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the function of the agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; ways 
to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

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DATES: Submit comments on or before February 17, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Edward Chambers, Procurement Analyst, 
Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501-3221.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to the Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), General 
Services Administration, Room 4041 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0280, Tax Adjustment Clause 
552.270-30, in all correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The General Services Administration (GSA) has various mission 
responsibilities related to the acquisition and provision supply, 
service, and leasehold acquisitions. These mission responsibilities 
generate requirements that are realized through the solicitation and 
award of various types of contracts. Individual solicitations and 
resulting contracts may impose unique information collection and 
reporting requirements on contractors, not required by regulation, but 
necessary to evaluate particular program accomplishments, measure 
success in meeting program objectives, or adjust acquisition 
requirements. Leasehold acquisitions provide for real estate tax 
adjustments due to changes in real estate taxes on land and buildings 
occupied by the Government. In a leasehold acquisition, the lessor 
shall provide the following information regarding real estate taxes: 
(1) Any notice which may affect the valuation of land and buildings 
covered by this lease for real estate tax purposes; (2) Any notice of a 
tax credit or tax refund related to land and buildings covered by this 
lease; and (3) Each tax bill related to land and building covered by 
this lease. The lessor is also required to provide the contracting 
officer a proper invoice including evidence of payment to receive the 
tax adjustment. Depending on the leasehold acquisition, the tax 
adjustment can result in either the lessor receiving a credit or the 
Government receiving a credit.

B. Annual Reporting Burden.

    Respondents: 7041.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 7041.
    Hours Per Response: 6.
    Total Burden Hours: 42,246.
    Obtaining copies of proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 
4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 3090-0280, Tax Adjustment Clause 552.270-30, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: December 10, 2008.
Al Matera,
Director,Contract Policy Division.
[FR Doc. E8-30016 Filed 12-18-08; 8:45 am]
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