Comments Sought on Charitable Donations of Vehicles

Comments Sought on Charitable Donations of Vehicles

News story posted in IRS Notices on 19 July 2005| comments
audience: National Publication | last updated: 18 May 2011


The IRS, as part of a paperwork reduction effort, has asked for public comment on Notice 2005-44, 2005-25 IRB 1287, which provides interim guidance on the deductibility of vehicle contributions under section 170(f)(12); comments are due by September 16, 2005.
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Citations: 70 F.R. 41258

Date: Jul. 18, 2005

Proposed Collection;
Comment Request for Notice 2005-44


Internal Revenue Service


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 Notice 2005-44, Charitable Contributions of Certain Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 16, 2005 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Glenn P. Kirkland, Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 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 (202) 622-6665, or at Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at


Title: Charitable Contributions of Certain Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes.

OMB Number: 1545-1942.

Notice Number: Notice 2005-44.

Abstract: This notice provides guidance regarding how to determine the amount of a charitable contribution for certain vehicles and the related substantiation and information reporting requirements.

Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the notice at this time.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved new collection.

Affected Public: Individual or households and not-for- profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 182,500.

Estimated Average Time Per Respondent: 1 min.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,041.

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: July 11, 2005.

Glenn Kirkland,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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