65 FR 41 pg. 11108 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2000-12

Type: NOTICEVolume: 65Number: 41Page: 11108
FR document: [FR Doc. 00-4822 Filed 2-29-00; 8:45 am]
Agency: Treasury Department
Sub Agency: Internal Revenue Service
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Internal Revenue Service

Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2000-12


Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Notice and request for comments.


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 Notice 2000-12, Pre-filing Agreements Pilot Program.


Written comments should be received on or before May 1, 2000 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Garrick R. Shear,Internal Revenue Service, room 5244, 1111 Constitution AvenueNW., Washington, DC 20224.


Requests for additional information or copies of the notice should be directed to CarolSavage, (202) 622-3945, Internal Revenue Service, room 5242, 1111Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224.


Title: Pre-filing Agreement Pilot Program.

OMB Number: 1545-1684.

Notice Number: Notice 2000-12.

Abstract: Notice 2000-12 describes a pilot program under which certain large business taxpayers may request examination and resolution of specific issues relating to tax returns they expect to file between September and December, 2000. The resolution of such issues under the pilot program will be memorialized by a type of closing agreement under Code section 7121 called a pre-filing agreement.

Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the notice at this time.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 24.

Estimated Average Time Per Respondent/Recordkeeper: 40 hours, 17 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Reporting/Recordkeeping Hours: 967.

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: February 22, 2000.Garrick R. Shear,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 00-4822 Filed 2-29-00; 8:45 am]