(Rev. January 2007)
Department of the Treasury -- Internal Revenue Service
Reducing Tax Burden on America's Taxpayers
(Referral Form for Use by the Public)
OMB # 1545-2009
The IRS Office of Taxpayer Burden Reduction (TBR) needs the taxpaying public's help in identifying meaningful taxpayer burden reduction opportunities that impact a large number of taxpayers. Use this form to refer ideas for reducing taxpayer burden to TBR for consideration and possible implementation. Please answer the following questions to the best of your knowledge. Attach additional sheets if needed.
(Official Use Only) Originator's name (Optional) Date (mmddyyyy)
Address (Street, City, State & Zip Code) (Optional)
Phone number (include area code) (Optional)
E-mail address (Optional)
Business Owner Tax Professional Other (please specify)
1. Are you?
2. What is the problem/issue causing taxpayer burden? (Be as specific as possible)
3. What kind of taxpayers or businesses does it affect? (Please check the appropriate block and describe the nature of the business, i.e. restaurant, trucking.) Sole Proprietorship Limited Liability Company Partnership Other (please specify) Regular Corporation S Corporation
4. What is your proposed solution or remedy? (Please check the appropriate box and provide a detailed description of the remedy below.) Simplify forms/publications Streamline policies or procedures Change regulations or rulings Other (please specify) Change the tax law
Submit the completed form via email to *email@example.com or send to: Internal Revenue Service ATTN: Office of TP Burden Reduction SE:S:TBR 5000 Ellin Road C2-470 Lanham, MD 20706-1336 Thank you for taking the time to refer this issue to the Office of Taxpayer Burden Reduction. Catalog Number 34949Q www.irs.gov Page 1 of 2 Form 13285-A (Rev. 1-2007)
Privacy Act Statement We are providing a space where you may provide information that we may use to contact you under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301. The primary purpose of requesting the information is that the IRS may need to obtain more information in order to review your request. Potential burden reduction initiatives may be coordinated with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure that other program areas and interests are not negatively impacted. The information may be disclosed during judicial processes to Federal agencies responsible for enforcing or implementing a statute, rule, regulation, order or License pertaining to the burden reduction. Providing the information is voluntary. Not providing any or all of the contact information may delay or impede the IRS review process if there is inadequate information to analyze the issue. Paperwork Reduction Act Notice We ask for the information on this form to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. This is a voluntary form. You are not required to give us the information requested on the form. However, we may not be able to consider your suggestion if we don't have sufficient information. The average time and expense required to complete and file this form will vary depending on individual circumstances. The estimated completion time is 15 minutes. You are not required to provide any information requested on a form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form displays a valid OMB control number and is required by law. Books or records relating to a form or its instructions must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by Internal Revenue Code section 6103. If you have suggestions for making this form simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. You can e-mail us at *firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Forms Comment" on the subject line. Or you can write to: Internal Revenue Service Tax Products Coordinating Committee; SE:W:CAR:MP:T:T:SP 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6406 Washington, DC 20224 DO NOT send this form to this address.
Catalog Number 34949Q
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Form 13285-A (Rev. 1-2007)