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We ask for the information on Form 4136 to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. We need it to ensure that you are complying with these laws and to allow us to figure and collect the right amount of tax.
You aren’t 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 this form will vary depending on individual circumstances. The estimated burden for individual taxpayers filing this form is approved under OMB control number 1545-0074 and is included in the estimates shown in the Instructions for Form 1040. The estimated burden for all other taxpayers is: Recordkeeping, 36 hr., 56 min.; Learning about the law or the form, 30 min.; Preparing, copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS, 59 min.
If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these time estimates or suggestions for making Form 4136 simpler, we’d be happy to hear from you. You can write to us at the address listed in the instructions of the tax return with which Form 4136 is filed.
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