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Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. New subject areas are added on a regular basis.
Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS.gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics.
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We ask for the information on this form to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. Under sections 401, 403, 410, 411, 412, and 414 and their regulations it is our legal right to ask for this information. Section 6109 requires you to provide your identifying number. You are not required to have your plan's qualification status determined by the IRS. However, if you want your plan's qualification status determined by the IRS, you are required to give us the information on this form. We need it to determine your plan's qualification status at the time of the plan's termination. Your failure to provide all of the information requested may prevent processing of this form. Providing false information may subject you to penalties. We may disclose this information to the Department of Justice for civil or criminal litigation, and to cities, states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. commonwealths or possessions for use in the administration of their tax laws. We may also disclose this information to federal and state agencies to enforce federal nontax criminal laws, or to federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies to combat terrorism.
You are not required to provide the information requested on a form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form displays a valid OMB control number. 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 section 6103.
The time needed to complete and file the forms listed below will vary depending on individual circumstances. The estimated average times are:
|Recordkeeping||Learning about the law or the form||Preparing, copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS|
|Form 5310||64 hr., 5 min.||21 hr., 35 min.||25 hr., 27 min.|
|Form 6088||6 hr., 24 min.||1 hr., 12 min.||1 hr., 21 min.|
If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of these time estimates or suggestions for making these forms simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. You can send us comments from www.irs.gov/formspubs/. Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications.” Or you can send your comments to Internal Revenue Service, Tax Forms and Publication Division, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6526, Washington, DC 20224.
Do not send these forms to this address. Instead, see Where To File.
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