[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 236 (Friday, December 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73115-73116]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29552]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection 
Tools

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning 
existing final regulation, FI-43-94 (TD 8649), Regulations Under 
Section 1258 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; Netting Rule for 
Certain Conversion Transactions (Sec.  1.1258-1); final regulation, 
REG-252936-96 (TD 8780), Rewards for Information Relating to Violations 
of Internal Revenue Laws (section 301.7623-1); Revenue Procedure 98-46 
and Revenue Procedure 97-44, LIFO Conformity Requirement; final 
regulation, REG-209322-82 (TD 8841), Return of Partnership Income 
(Sec.  1.6031(a)-1); Revenue Procedure 2000-42, Section 1503(d) Closing 
Agreement Requests; and Notice 2008-33, Credit for New Qualified 
Alternative Motor Vehicles (Qualified Fuel Cell Motor Vehicles).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 5, 
2013 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20224. Please send separate comments for each specific information 
collection listed below. You must reference the information 
collection's title, form number, reporting or record-keeping 
requirement number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the collection tools should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, 
Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622-3634, or through the Internet at 
RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Currently, the IRS is seeking comments concerning the following 
information collection tools, reporting, and record-keeping 
requirements:
    (1) Title: Regulations Under Section 1258 of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986; Netting Rule for Certain Conversion Transactions (Sec.  
1.1258-1).
    OMB Number: 1545-1452. Form Number: FI-43-94 (TD 8649--final).
    Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 1258 recharacterizes 
capital gains from conversion transactions as ordinary income to the 
extent of the time value element. This regulation provides that certain 
gains and losses may be netted for purposes of determining the amount 
of gain recharacterized. To be eligible for netting relief, the 
taxpayer must identify on its books and records all the positions that 
are part of the conversion transaction. This must be done before the 
close of the day on which the positions become part of the conversion 
transaction.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, and 
not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 6 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,000.

    (2) Title: Rewards for Information Relating to Violations of 
Internal Revenue Laws.
    OMB Number: 1545-1534.
    Form Number: REG-252936-96 (TD 8780--final).
    Abstract: The regulations explain the procedure for submitting 
information that relates to violations of the internal revenue laws. 
The regulations also require a person claiming a reward for information 
to provide, in certain circumstances, identification of evidence that 
the person is the proper claimant.

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    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue 
procedure at this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other 
for-profit organizations, and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hrs.
    Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 30,000.

    (3) Title: LIFO Conformity Requirement.
    OMB Number: 1545-1559.
    Form Number: Revenue Procedure 98-46 and Revenue Procedure 97-44.
    Abstract: Revenue Procedure 97-44 permits automobile dealers that 
comply with the terms of the revenue procedure to continue using the 
LIFO inventory method despite previous violations of the LIFO 
conformity requirements of Internal Revenue Code section 472(c) or 
(e)(2). Revenue Procedure 98-46 modified Revenue Procedure 97-44 by 
allowing medium-and heavy-duty truck dealers to take advantage of the 
favorable relief provided in Revenue Procedure 97-44.
    Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden 
previously approved by OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 20 hrs.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100,000.
    (4) Title: Return of Partnership Income.
    OMB Number: 1545-1583.
    Form Number: REG-209322-82 (TD 8841 (final)).
    Abstract: Section 1.6031(a)-1 requires partnerships to file a 
partnership return. The information in this section is required to 
enable the IRS to verify that a taxpayer is reporting the correct 
amount of income or gain or claiming the correct amount of losses, 
deductions, or credits from that taxpayer's interest I the partnership. 
The partnership return is filed on Form 1065.
    Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden 
previously approved by OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, and 
farms.
    The burden is reflected in the burden estimate of Form 1065.

    (5) Title: Section 1503(d) Closing Agreement Requests.
    OMB Number: 1545-1706.
    Form Number: Revenue Procedure 2000-42.
    Abstract: Revenue Procedure 2000-42 informs taxpayers of the 
information they must submit to request a closing agreement under 
regulation section 1.1503-2(g)(2)(iv)(B)(i) to prevent the recapture of 
dual consolidated losses upon the occurrence of certain triggering 
events.
    Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden 
previously approved by OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 100 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000.

    (6) Title: Credit for New Qualified Alternative Motor Vehicles 
(Qualified Fuel Cell Motor Vehicles).
    OMB Number: 1545-2028.
    Form Number: Notice 2008-33.
    Abstract: This Notice will be used to determine whether the vehicle 
for which the credit is claimed under Sec.  30B by a taxpayer is 
property that qualifies for the credit. The collection of information 
is required to obtain a benefit. The likely respondents are 
corporations and partnerships.
    Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden 
previously approved by OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and other 
for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 40 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200.
    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 start-up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

    Approved: December 3, 2012.
R. Joseph Durbala,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-29552 Filed 12-6-12; 8:45 am]
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