2018-09592. Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Rev. Proc. 99-17  

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    AGENCY:

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

    ACTION:

    Notice and request for comments.

    SUMMARY:

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 Mark to Market Election for Commodities Dealers and Securities and Commodities Traders.

    DATES:

    Written comments should be received on or before July 6, 2018 to be assured of consideration.

    ADDRESSES:

    Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Requests for additional information or copies of this revenue procedure should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, at (202) 317-5753, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Title: Mark to Market Election for Commodities Dealers and Securities and Commodities Traders.

    OMB Number: 1545-1641.

    Revenue Procedure Number: Rev. Proc. 99-17 (Revenue Procedure 99-17 is modified by Revenue Procedure 99-49).

    Abstract: The revenue procedure prescribes the time and manner for dealers in commodities and traders in securities or commodities to elect to use the mark-to-market method of accounting under Sec. 475(e) or (f) of the Internal Revenue Code. The collections of information of this revenue procedure are required by the IRS in order to facilitate monitoring taxpayers changing accounting methods resulting from making the elections under Sec. 475(e) or (f).

    Current Actions: There are no changes being made to this Rev. Proc. at this time.

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.

    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 30 mins.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500.

    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. Comments will be 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 has 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 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.

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    Approved: April 26, 2018.

    Laurie Brimmer,

    Senior Tax Analyst.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-09592 Filed 5-4-18; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 4830-01-P

Document Information

Published:
05/07/2018
Department:
Treasury Department
Agency:
Internal Revenue Service
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice and request for comments.
Document Number:
2018-09592
Dates:
Written comments should be received on or before July 6, 2018 to be assured of consideration.
Pages:
20143-20143 (1 pages)
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-09592.pdf