IRS Requests Comments on Form 1041 and related Schedules D, J, and K-1, U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts

IRS Requests Comments on Form 1041 and related Schedules D, J, and K-1, U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts

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The IRS has requested comments concerning Form 1041 and related Schedules D, J, and K-1, U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts.  Written comments should be received on or before June 24, 2013 to be assured of consideration. 

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 
Internal Revenue Service 
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1041 and Related Schedules D, J, and K–1 
 
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 1041 and related Schedules D, J, and K–1, U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts. 
 
DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 24, 2013 to be assured of consideration. 
 
ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. 
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Allan Hopkins at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622–6665, or through the Internet at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov
 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts (Form 1041), Capital Gains and Losses (Schedule D), Accumulation Distribution for Certain Complex Trusts (Schedule J), and Beneficiary’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. (Schedule K–1). 
 
OMB Number: 1545–0092. 
Form Number: 1041 and related Schedules D, J, and K–1. 
Abstract: IRC section 6012 requires that an annual income tax return be filed for estates and trusts. The data is used by the IRS to determine that the estates, trusts, and beneficiaries filed the proper returns and paid the correct tax. 
Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. 
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. 
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations and individuals. 
Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,513,150. 
Estimated Time per Response: 35 hours, 41 minutes. 
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 375,066,476. 
 
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: March 27, 2013. 
Yvette Lawrence, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. 
[FR Doc. 2013–09454 Filed 4–22–13; 8:45 am] 
BILLING CODE 4830–01–P

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