Notice of Decisions on States' Applications for Relief From Tax Credit Reductions Provided Under Section 3302 of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Applicable in 2016, 84618 [2016-28238]

Download as PDF 84618 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices BILLING CODE 4410–15–P 3302(c)(2)(C) also provides for waiver of this additional credit reduction and substitution of the credit reduction provided in section 3302(c)(2)(B) if a state meets certain conditions. California, Connecticut, Ohio, and the Virgin Islands passed January 1, 2016 with outstanding Title XII advances and were potentially subject to FUTA credit reductions. California, Ohio, and the Virgin Islands applied for a waiver of the 2016 additional credit reduction under section 3302 (c)(2)(C) of FUTA and it has been determined that each one met all of the criteria of that section necessary to qualify for the waiver of the additional credit reduction. Further, the additional credit reduction of section 3302(c)(2)(B) is zero for these States for 2016. Therefore, employers in these States will have no additional credit reduction applied for calendar year 2016. Connecticut and Ohio repaid all of their outstanding advance balances before the beginning of November 10, 2016. Therefore, employers in those States will have no reduction in FUTA offset credit for calendar year 2016. California and the Virgin Islands will have a credit reduction of 1.8 for calendar year 2016. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. To submit comments: Send them to: By mail ......... Assistant Attorney General U.S. DOJ—ENRD P.O. Box 7611 Washington, D.C. 20044– 7611. During the public comment period, the consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the consent decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $44.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $9.25. Randall M. Stone, Acting Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2016–28136 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–28238 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] Employment and Training Administration BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P Notice of Decisions on States’ Applications for Relief From Tax Credit Reductions Provided Under Section 3302 of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Applicable in 2016 Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 Comment Request; State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) Initiative Implementation Evaluation Survey Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Sections 3302(c)(2)(A) and 3302(d)(3) of the FUTA provide that employers in a State that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Further, section 3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA provides for an additional credit reduction for a year if a State has outstanding advances on five or more consecutive January firsts and has a balance at the beginning of November 10 for such years. Section SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements on respondents is properly assessed. Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) Initiative Implementation Evaluation Survey. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addressee section of this notice. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that the agency receives on or before January 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following methods: Email: ChiefEvaluationOffice@ dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Cherise Hunter, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S– 1303, Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB Control Number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Cherise Hunter by email at chiefevaluationoffice@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background. The proposed information collection activities described in this notice will provide data for the State Exchange on Employment and Disabilities (SEED) Evaluation. In the fall of 2015, The Office of Disability Employment (ODEP) launched the SEED initiative. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Decisions on States' Applications for Relief From Tax 
Credit Reductions Provided Under Section 3302 of the Federal 
Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Applicable in 2016

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Sections 3302(c)(2)(A) and 3302(d)(3) of the FUTA provide that 
employers in a State that has an outstanding balance of advances under 
Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of 
two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits 
otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which 
the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains 
at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Further, section 
3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA provides for an additional credit reduction for a 
year if a State has outstanding advances on five or more consecutive 
January firsts and has a balance at the beginning of November 10 for 
such years. Section 3302(c)(2)(C) also provides for waiver of this 
additional credit reduction and substitution of the credit reduction 
provided in section 3302(c)(2)(B) if a state meets certain conditions.
    California, Connecticut, Ohio, and the Virgin Islands passed 
January 1, 2016 with outstanding Title XII advances and were 
potentially subject to FUTA credit reductions.
    California, Ohio, and the Virgin Islands applied for a waiver of 
the 2016 additional credit reduction under section 3302 (c)(2)(C) of 
FUTA and it has been determined that each one met all of the criteria 
of that section necessary to qualify for the waiver of the additional 
credit reduction. Further, the additional credit reduction of section 
3302(c)(2)(B) is zero for these States for 2016. Therefore, employers 
in these States will have no additional credit reduction applied for 
calendar year 2016.
    Connecticut and Ohio repaid all of their outstanding advance 
balances before the beginning of November 10, 2016. Therefore, 
employers in those States will have no reduction in FUTA offset credit 
for calendar year 2016.
    California and the Virgin Islands will have a credit reduction of 
1.8 for calendar year 2016.

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2016-28238 Filed 11-22-16; 8:45 am]
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