Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms: 8653, 8654, 13206, 13715, 13977, 139778, 14204, 14310, and 14335

CourtInternal Revenue Service
Citation86 FR 68531
Publication Date02 December 2021
Record Number2021-26159
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 229 (Thursday, December 2, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 229 (Thursday, December 2, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 68531-68532]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-26159]
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                DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
                Internal Revenue Service
                Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms: 8653, 8654,
                13206, 13715, 13977, 139778, 14204, 14310, and 14335
                AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.
                ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
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                SUMMARY: The Internal revenue Service, 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
                information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of
                1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning the VITA/TCE (Volunteer
                Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly) Volunteer
                Program.
                DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 31,
                2022 to be assured of consideration.
                ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Paul Adams, Internal Revenue
                Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224.
                Requests for additional information or copies of the form and
                instructions should be directed to Sara Covington, at Internal Revenue
                Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224,
                or at (737)800-6149 or through the internet at
                [email protected].
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                 Title: VITA/TCE Volunteer Program.
                 OMB Number: 1545-2222.
                 Form Numbers: 8653, 8654, 13206, 13715, 13977, 13978, 14204, 14310
                and 14335.
                 Abstract: The Internal Revenue Service offers free assistance with
                tax return preparation and tax counseling using specially trained
                volunteers. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax
                Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs assist seniors and
                individuals with low to moderate incomes, those with disabilities, and
                those for whom English is a second language.
                 Current Actions: There is a change in the paperwork burden
                previously approved by OMB. The agency has requested to add Forms
                13977, 13978, and 14335 to this collection and has updated the form to
                meet 508 compliance. The information on the form can only be submitted
                to the IRS at https://www.irs.gov/individuals/irs-tax-volunteers. This
                process is part of Link and Learn (a self-paced e-learning
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                for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the
                Elderly (VITA/TCE) program).
                 Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
                 Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
                 Estimated Number of Respondents: 49,100.
                 Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 21 minutes.
                 Estimate Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,034.
                 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: November 28, 2021.
                Paul Adams,
                Senior Tax Analyst.
                [FR Doc. 2021-26159 Filed 12-1-21; 8:45 am]
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