[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 38 (Friday, February 26, 2010)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-3932]

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Internal Revenue Service

Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8038-T

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 
Form 8038-T, Arbitrage Rebate and Penalty in Lieu of Arbitrage Rebate.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 27, 2010 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to R. Joe Durbala, Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Elaine 
Christophe, (202) 622-3179, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 
1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20224, or through the 
Internet, at Elaine.H.Christophe@irs.gov.

    Title: Arbitrage Rebate and Penalty in Lieu of Arbitrage Rebate.
    OMB Number: 1545-1219.
    Form Number: 8038-T.
    Abstract: Form 8038-T is used by issuers of tax exempt bonds to 
report and pay the arbitrage rebate and to elect and/or pay various 
penalties associated with arbitrage bonds. The issuers include state 
and local governments.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at 
this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 22 hours, 11 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 55,475.
    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 

    Approved: February 19, 2010.
R. Joe Durbala,
IRS Supervisory Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2010-3932 Filed 2-25-10; 8:45 am]