[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 85 (Monday, May 4, 1998)]
[Page 24591]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-11687]



Internal Revenue Service

Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 98-32

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 
Revenue Procedure 98-32, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) 
Programs for Reporting Agents.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 6, 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 revenue procedure should be directed to Carol Savage, 
(202) 622-3945, Internal Revenue Service, room 5569, 1111 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224.


    Title: Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) Programs 
for Reporting Agents.
    OMB Number: 1545-1601.
    Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 98-32.
    Abstract: This revenue procedure provides information about the 
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) programs for Batch 
Filers and Bulk Filers (Filers). EFTPS is an electronic remittance 
processing system for making federal tax deposits (FTDs) and federal 
tax payments (FTPs). The Batch Filer and Bulk Filer programs are 
used by Filers for electronically submitting enrollments, FTDs, and 
FTPs on behalf of multiple taxpayers.
    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue 
procedure 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: 620.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent/Recordkeeper: 83 hours, 41 
    Estimated Total Annual Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 
    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: April 27, 1998.
Garrick R. Shear,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 98-11687 Filed 5-1-98; 8:45 am]