[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 59 (Friday, March 27, 1998)]
[Page 15003]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-7980]



Internal Revenue Service
[TD 8172]

Proposed Collection; Comment Request For Regulation Project

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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 an 
existing final regulation, TD 8172, Qualification of Trustee or Like 
Fiduciary in Bankruptcy (Sec. 301.6036-1).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 26, 1998, 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Garrick R. Shear, Internal 
Revenue Service, room 5571, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the regulation should be directed to Carol Savage, (202) 622-
3945, Internal Revenue Service, room 5569, 1111 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20224.

    Title: Qualification of Trustee or Like Fiduciary in Bankruptcy.
    OMB Number: 1545-0773.
    Regulation Project Number: TD 8172.
    Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 6036 requires that 
receivers, trustees in bankruptcy, assignees for the benefit of 
creditors, or other like fiduciaries, and all executors shall notify 
the district director within 10 days of appointment. This regulation 
provides that the notice shall include the name and location of the 
Court and when possible, the date, time, and place of any hearing, 
meeting or other scheduled action. The regulation also eliminates the 
notice requirement under section 6036 for bankruptcy trustees, debtors 
in possession and other fiduciaries in a bankruptcy proceeding.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,500.
    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: March 18, 1998.
Garrick R. Shear,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 98-7980 Filed 3-26-98; 8:45 am]