[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Pages 68887-68888]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27826]



Internal Revenue Service

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 
Nonaccrual-Experience Method of Accounting Under Section 448(d)(5).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 15, 
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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the regulations should be directed to Martha R. Brinson at 
Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622-3869, or through the Internet at 
[email protected].

    Title: Nonaccrual-Experience Method of Accounting Under Section 
    OMB Number: 1545-1855.
    Regulation Project Number: TD 9285.
    Abstract: This document contains final regulations relating to the 
use of a nonaccrual-experience method of accounting by taxpayers using 
an accrual method of accounting and performing services. The final 
regulations reflect amendments under the Job Creation and Worker 
Assistance Act of 2002. The final regulations affect qualifying 
taxpayers that want to adopt, change to, or change a nonaccrual-
experience method of accounting under section 448(d)(5) of the Internal 
Revenue Code (Code).
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,000.
    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 

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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: November 7, 2012.
Yvette Lawrence,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-27826 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]