Addendum to the Interagency Policy Statement on Income Tax Allocation in a Holding Company Structure
The Agencies are issuing jointly an Addendum (Addendum) to the ``Interagency Policy Statement on Income Tax Allocation in a Holding Company Structure'' to ensure that insured depository institutions (IDIs) in a consolidated group maintain an appropriate relationship regarding the payment of taxes and treatment of tax refunds. The Addendum instructs IDIs and their holding companies to review and revise their tax allocation agreements to ensure that the agreements expressly acknowledge that the holding company receives a tax refund from a taxing authority as agent for the IDI and are consistent with certain of the requirements of sections 23A and 23B of the Federal Reserve Act. The Addendum includes a sample paragraph that IDIs could include in their tax allocation agreements to facilitate the Agencies' instructions.
Regulatory Publication and Review Under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996
The OCC, Board, and FDIC (``we'' or ``Agencies'') are conducting a review of the regulations we have issued to identify outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations for insured depository institutions. This review is required by section 2222 of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (``EGRPRA''). To facilitate this review, the Agencies have divided these regulations into 12 subject-matter categories and identified the regulations within each category. At regular intervals over the next two years, the Agencies will publish four Federal Register requests for comment. Each will address one or more categories. We will invite the public to identify the regulations in each category that they believe are outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome for insured depository institutions and their regulated holding companies. This is the first of the four Federal Register requests for comment. In it, we are seeking comment on the regulations in the following three categories: Applications and Reporting, Powers and Activities, and International Operations. We will address the remaining nine categories in the three subsequent requests for comment. To aid the public, we also are publishing a chart that sets forth the rules addressed in this document, as well as those that we will address in the remaining three.