[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Pages 72853-72854]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25555]



Internal Revenue Service

Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8976

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 8976, Notice of Intent to Operate Under Section 501(c)(4).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 20, 
2016 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, Internal 
Revenue Service, room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of notice should be directed to Allan Hopkins at Internal 
Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20224, or through the internet, at [email protected].

    Title: Notice of Intent to Operate Under Section 501(c)(4).
    OMB Number: 1545-2161.
    Notice Number: Form 8976.
    Abstract: This collection of information satisfies the statutory 
mandate in section 506. This information will be used by IRS to process 
the submitted notification form for completeness and to determine 
applicability of the penalties for failure to timely submit the 
notification imposed by section 6652(c)(4) of the Code.
    Current Actions: Extension of currently approved collection. There 
are no changes being made to this collection at this time.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500.
    Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 45 mins.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,875 hrs.
    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,

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maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

    Approved: October 14, 2016.
Allan Hopkins,
Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2016-25555 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]