Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program: Certifications for 2017 Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, 51644-51645 [2017-24177]

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Rooney, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. The Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Nov 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 Secretary of the Treasury Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220 Dear Secretary Mnuchin: Transmitted herewith are an original and one copy of the certifications of the states and their unemployment compensation laws for the 12-month period ending on October 31, 2017. One certification is required with respect to the normal federal unemployment tax credit by Section 3304 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC), and the other certification is required with respect to the additional tax credit by Section 3303 of the IRC. Both certifications list all 53 jurisdictions. Sincerely, R. Alexander Acosta UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY WASHINGTON, DC CERTIFICATION OF STATES TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY PURSUANT TO SECTION 3304(c) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986 In accordance with the provisions of Section 3304(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 3304(c)), I hereby certify the following named states to the Secretary of the Treasury for the 12-month period ending on October 31, 2017, in regard to the unemployment compensation laws of those states, which heretofore have been approved under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Virgin Islands Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming This certification is for the maximum normal credit allowable under Section 3302(a) of the Code. Signed at Washington, DC, on October 31, 2017. R. Alexander Acosta UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY WASHINGTON, DC CERTIFICATION OF STATE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION LAWS TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY PURSUANT TO SECTION 3303(b)(1) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986 In accordance with the provisions of paragraph (1) of Section 3303(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 3303(b)(1)), I hereby certify the unemployment compensation laws of the following named states, which heretofore have been certified pursuant to paragraph (3) of Section 3303(b) of the Code, to the Secretary of the Treasury for the 12-month period ending on October 31, 2017: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 7, 2017 / Notices Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Virgin Islands Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming This certification is for the maximum additional credit allowable under Section 3302(b) of the Code, subject to the limitations of Section 3302(c) of the Code. Signed at Washington, DC, on October 31, 2017. R. Alexander Acosta [FR Doc. 2017–24177 Filed 11–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Report on Current Employment Statistics Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Nov 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Report on Current Employment Statistics,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before December 7, 2017. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program: Certifications 
for 2017 Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, DOL.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor signed the annual certifications under 
the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, 26 U.S.C. 3301 et seq., thereby 
enabling employers who make contributions to state unemployment funds 
to obtain certain credits against their liability for the federal 
unemployment tax. By letter, the certifications were transmitted to the 
Secretary of the Treasury. The letter and certifications are printed 
below.

Signed in Washington, DC, October 31, 2017.
Nancy M. Rooney,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
The Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin
Secretary of the Treasury
Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20220

Dear Secretary Mnuchin:

Transmitted herewith are an original and one copy of the certifications 
of the states and their unemployment compensation laws for the 12-month 
period ending on October 31, 2017. One certification is required with 
respect to the normal federal unemployment tax credit by Section 3304 
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC), and the other certification 
is required with respect to the additional tax credit by Section 3303 
of the IRC. Both certifications list all 53 jurisdictions.

Sincerely,
R. Alexander Acosta

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

WASHINGTON, DC

CERTIFICATION OF STATES TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY PURSUANT TO 
SECTION 3304(c) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986

    In accordance with the provisions of Section 3304(c) of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 3304(c)), I hereby certify the 
following named states to the Secretary of the Treasury for the 12-
month period ending on October 31, 2017, in regard to the unemployment 
compensation laws of those states, which heretofore have been approved 
under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act:
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Virgin Islands
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

    This certification is for the maximum normal credit allowable under 
Section 3302(a) of the Code.

Signed at Washington, DC, on October 31, 2017.

R. Alexander Acosta

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

WASHINGTON, DC

CERTIFICATION OF STATE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION LAWS TO THE SECRETARY 
OF THE TREASURY PURSUANT TO SECTION 3303(b)(1) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE 
CODE OF 1986

    In accordance with the provisions of paragraph (1) of Section 
3303(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 3303(b)(1)), I 
hereby certify the unemployment compensation laws of the following 
named states, which heretofore have been certified pursuant to 
paragraph (3) of Section 3303(b) of the Code, to the Secretary of the 
Treasury for the 12-month period ending on October 31, 2017:
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia

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Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Virgin Islands
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

    This certification is for the maximum additional credit allowable 
under Section 3302(b) of the Code, subject to the limitations of 
Section 3302(c) of the Code.

Signed at Washington, DC, on October 31, 2017.

R. Alexander Acosta
[FR Doc. 2017-24177 Filed 11-6-17; 8:45 am]
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