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We ask for the information on this form to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. We need it to figure and collect the right amount of tax. Subtitle B, Estate and Gift Taxes, of the Internal Revenue Code imposes a tax on certain distributions from a trust to a skip person; section 6109 requires you to provide your identification number. This form is used to figure the amount of the taxes that you owe. Failure to provide this information in a timely manner, or providing false or fraudulent information, may subject you to penalties. We may disclose this information to the Department of Justice for civil and criminal litigation, and to cities, states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. commonwealths and possessions for use in administering their tax laws. We may also disclose this information to other countries under a tax treaty, 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 this form will vary depending on individual circumstances. The average estimated time is:
|Learning about the law or the form||13 min.|
|Preparing the form||18 min.|
|Copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS||20 min.|
If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these time estimates or suggestions for making this form simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. You can send us comments from http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/. Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications.” Or you can also send your comments to the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Forms and Publications Division, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6526, Washington, DC 20224. Do not send the form to this address. Instead, see Where to File.
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