[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 19 (Monday, January 29, 1996)]
[Page 2791]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-1493]



Bureau of the Census

Annual Survey of State Tax Collections

ACTION: Proposed Agency Information Collection Activity; Comment 


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, 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. 

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 29, 1996.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Margaret Woody, Department of 
Commerce, Room 5327, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Henry S. Wulf, Bureau of the Census, Governments 
Division, Washington, DC 20233-6800, (301)-457-1523.


I. Abstract

    State tax collection data are a key component of the national 
income accounts maintained by the Department of Commerce, are used in 
long established Census Bureau reports in the government finance 
series, and provide important information to officials and researchers 
in the analysis of state government finances. We mail this survey to 
each state and the District of Columbia.

II. Method of Collection

    Canvass methodology consists of a questionnaire mailout/mail-back. 
Responses will be screened manually, then entered on a microcomputer.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0046.
    Form Numbers: F-5, F-5A, F-5L1, F-5-L2.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: State, local or tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 79.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 1.38 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 109 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The estimated cost to the respondents 
is $1,640.45. The estimated cost to the Federal government is contained 
in the Surveys of Government Finance. In total, these cost about $3 
million during FY 1996.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (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 
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: January 23, 1996.
Margaret L. Woody,
Office of Management and Organization.
[FR Doc. 96-1493 Filed 1-26-96; 8:45 am]