[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18343-18344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06859]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0097; Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 22]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; 
Taxpayer Identification Number Information

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to 
an existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a 
previously approved information collection requirement concerning 
Taxpayer Identification Number Information. A notice was published in 
the Federal Register at 77 FR 51782, on

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August 27, 2012. No comments were received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before April 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information, by any of the 
following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the 
OMB control number. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0097, Taxpayer 
Identification Number Information''. Follow the instructions provided 
at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company 
name (if any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0097, Taxpayer 
Identification Number Information'' on your attached document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: 
Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information, in 
all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received 
will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal and/or business confidential information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement 
Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501-1448 or email at 
curtis.glover@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    In accordance with 31 U.S.C. 7701(c), a contractor doing business 
with a Government agency is required to furnish its Tax Identification 
Number (TIN) to that agency. 31 U.S.C. 3325(d) requires the Government 
to include, with each certified voucher prepared by the Government 
payment office and submitted to a disbursing official, the TIN of the 
contractor receiving payment under the voucher. 26 U.S.C. 6050M, as 
implemented in the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service 
(IRS) regulations at Title 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 
requires heads of Federal executive agencies to report certain 
information to the IRS. 26 U.S.C. 6041 and 6041A, as implemented in 26 
CFR, in part, requires payors, including Government agencies, to report 
to the IRS, on form 1099, payments made to certain contractors.
    To comply with the requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), 
reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and 
implementing regulations issued by the IRS in 26 CFR, FAR clause 
52.204-3, Taxpayer Identification, requires a potential Government 
contractor to submit, among other information, its TIN. The TIN may be 
used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts 
arising out of the contractor's relationship with the Government. A 
contractor is not required to provide its TIN on each contract in 
accordance with FAR clause 52.204-3, Taxpayer Identification, when FAR 
clause 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration, is inserted in 
contracts. FAR clause 52.204-7 requires a potential Federal contractor 
to provide its TIN in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    The annual reporting burden decreased from what was published in 
the Federal Register at 73 FR 20613, on April 16, 2008. The decrease is 
attributed to a revised estimate of the respondents and hours per 
response. A potential federal contractor is required to complete a one-
time registration in CCR to provide basic information in order to be 
awarded a Federal Government contract. Part of a potential Federal 
contractor's CCR registration includes providing its TIN in accordance 
with FAR 52.204-7. It is estimated that a significant number of Federal 
contractors will not be required to submit their TIN under this 
collection at FAR 52.204-3, due to the requirement to submit their TIN 
during the registration process. Based on Federal procurement Data 
Systems (FPDS) data, 193,397 unique contractors were awarded Federal 
Government contracts in Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11). We estimate that 
fifteen percent of the FY11 unique vendors, responding on average to 
three solicitations per year, are required to provide their TIN in 
accordance with FAR 52.204-3. In addition, based on the TIN being 
readily available business information within contractor's system, the 
estimated hours per response is decreased to .10. The revised estimate 
of the annual reporting burden requirements is reflected below.
    Respondents: 29,010.
    Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Total Responses: 87,030.
    Hours per Response: .10.
    Total Burden Hours: 8,703.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control 
No. 9000-0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: March 20, 2013.
William Clark,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-06859 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]
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