Proposed Collection; Comment Request for 941 TeleFile


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 PaperworkReduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning 941 TeleFile, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return.


Written comments should be received on or before November 18, 2002, to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Glenn P. Kirkland, Internal Revenue Service, room 6411, 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 Carol Savage, (202) 622-3945, or through the internet (, InternalRevenue Service, room 6407, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.

Supplementary information:

Title: Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return.

OMB Number:1545-1509.

Form Number:941 TeleFile.

Abstract:941 TeleFile is used by employers to report by telephone payments made to employees subject to income and social security/Medicare taxes and the amounts of these taxes. It may be used instead of filing Form 941.

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, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local, or tribal governments.

Estimated Number of Responses:920,000.

Estimated Time Per Response:5 hours, 58 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:4,968,000.

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: September 11, 2002. Glenn P. Kirkland,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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