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Calculation of UBTI for Certain Exempt Organizations
Document Number: C1-2019-26274
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request Relating to Escrow Funds and Other Similar Funds
Document Number: 2019-26914
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the burden related to requirements that escrow accounts, settlement funds, and similar funds be subject to current taxation either as grantor trusts or otherwise.
Information Reporting for Certain Life Insurance Contract Transactions and Modifications to the Transfer for Valuable Consideration Rules; Correction
Document Number: 2019-26867
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9879) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 31, 2019. The final regulations provide guidance on new information reporting obligations under section 6050Y related to reportable policy sales of life insurance contracts and payments of reportable death benefits and provide guidance on the amount of death benefits excluded from gross income under section 101 following a reportable policy sale.
Information Reporting for Certain Life Insurance Contract Transactions and Modifications to the Transfer for Valuable Consideration Rules; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2019-26866
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to Treasury Decision 9879, which was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Treasury Decision 9879 contained final regulations providing guidance on new information reporting obligations under section 6050Y related to reportable policy sales of life insurance contracts and payments of reportable death benefits and guidance on the amount of death benefits excluded from gross income under section 101 following a reportable policy sale.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Extensions of Credit to Insiders and Transactions With Affiliates
Document Number: 2019-26809
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ``Extensions of Credit to Insiders and Transactions with Affiliates.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Financial Management Policies-Interest Rate Risk
Document Number: 2019-26808
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning renewal of its information collection titled, ``Financial Management PoliciesInterest Rate Risk,'' which is applicable only to Federal savings associations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies
Document Number: 2019-26807
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the renewal of an information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning renewal of an information collection titled, ``Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies.''
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2019-26787
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (the SDN List) based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. OFAC is also publishing an update to the identifying information of persons currently included in the SDN List.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2019-26786
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request Relating to Constructive Transfers and Transfers of Property to a Third Party on Behalf of a Spouse
Document Number: 2019-26778
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the requirements relating to the constructive transfers and transfers of property to a third party on behalf of a spouse.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2019-26612
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. Additionally, OFAC is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been removed from the SDN List. Their property and interests in property are no longer blocked, and U.S. persons are no longer generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee; Request for Applications
Document Number: 2019-26561
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is accepting applications for membership to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for a new member specially qualified to serve on the CCAC by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in numismatics.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 720-CS, Carrier Summary Report, Form 720-TO, Terminal Operator Report, and Form 8809-EX, Request for Extension of Time To File an ExSTARS Information Return
Document Number: 2019-26513
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 720-CS, Carrier Summary Report, Form 720-TO, Terminal Operator Report, and Form 8809-EX, Request for Extension of Time to File an ExSTARS Information Return.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Revision; Submission for OMB Review; Licensing Manual
Document Number: 2019-26484
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a revised information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and respondents are not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the revision of its information collection titled ``Licensing Manual.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Calculation of UBTI for Certain Exempt Organizations
Document Number: 2019-26274
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a final regulation providing guidance on how certain organizations that provide employee benefits must calculate unrelated business taxable income (UBTI).
Additional Rules Regarding Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax
Document Number: 2019-25745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance regarding the base erosion and anti-abuse tax imposed on certain large corporate taxpayers with respect to certain payments made to foreign related parties. The proposed regulations would affect corporations with substantial gross receipts that make payments to foreign related parties.
Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax
Document Number: 2019-25744
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations implementing the base erosion and anti-abuse tax, designed to prevent the reduction of tax liability by certain large corporate taxpayers through certain payments made to foreign related parties and certain tax credits. These final regulations also provide reporting requirements related to this tax. This tax was added to the Internal Revenue Code (the ``Code'') as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This document finalizes the proposed regulations published on December 21, 2018. The final regulations affect corporations with substantial gross receipts that make payments to foreign related parties. The final regulations also affect any reporting corporations required to furnish information relating to certain related-party transactions and information relating to a trade or business conducted within the United States by a foreign corporation.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2001-20
Document Number: 2019-26237
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 2001- 20, Voluntary Compliance on Alien Withholding Program (``VCAP'').
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2019-26236
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 2004- 12, Health Insurance Costs of Eligible Individuals.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2019-26138
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2019-26022
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-02
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Survey of U.S. Ownership of Foreign Securities as of December 31, 2019
Document Number: 2019-26000
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-02
Agency: Department of the Treasury
By this Notice, the Department of the Treasury is informing the public that it is conducting a mandatory survey of ownership of foreign securities by U.S. residents as of December 31, 2019. This Notice constitutes legal notification to all United States persons (defined below) who meet the reporting requirements set forth in this Notice that they must respond to, and comply with, this survey. The reporting form SHCA (2019) and instructions may be printed from the internet at: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/ tic/Pages/forms-sh.aspx#shc. Definition: Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 3102, a United States person is any individual, branch, partnership, associated group, association, estate, trust, corporation, or other organization (whether or not organized under the laws of any State), and any government (including a foreign government, the United States Government, a State or local government, and any agency, corporation, financial institution, or other entity or instrumentality thereof, including a government- sponsored agency), who resides in the United States or is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. Who Must Report: The reporting panel is based upon the data submitted for the 2016 Benchmark survey and the June 2019 TIC report ``Aggregate Holdings of Long-Term Securities by U.S. and Foreign Residents'' (TIC SLT). Entities required to report will be contacted individually by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Entities not contacted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York have no reporting responsibilities. What To Report: This report will collect information on holdings by U.S. residents of foreign securities, including equities, long-term debt securities, and short-term debt securities (including selected money market instruments). How To Report: Copies of the survey forms and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting procedures and definitions, may be obtained at the website address given above in the Summary. Completed reports can be submitted electronically or mailed to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Data and Statistics Function, 6th Floor, 33 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10045-0001. Inquiries can be made to the survey staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at (212) 720-6300 or email: SHC.help@ny.frb.org. Inquiries can also be made to Dwight Wolkow at (202) 622-1276, email: comments2TIC@do.treas.gov. When To Report: Data must be submitted to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, acting as fiscal agent for the Department of the Treasury, by March 6, 2020. Paperwork Reduction Act Notice: This data collection has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and assigned control number 1505-0146. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid control number assigned by OMB. The estimated average annual burden associated with this collection of information is 49 hours per respondent for end-investors and custodians that file Schedule 3 reports covering their foreign securities entrusted to U.S. resident custodians, 146 hours per respondent for large end-investors filing Schedule 2 reports, and 546 hours per respondent for large custodians of securities filing Schedule 2 reports. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggestions for reducing this burden should be directed to the Department of the Treasury, Attention: Administrator, International Portfolio Investment Data Reporting Systems, Room 1050, Washington, DC 20220, and to OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Treasury, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20503.
Proposed Collection of Information: Offering of U.S. Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company Tax and Loss Bonds
Document Number: 2019-25998
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-02
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Offering of U.S. Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company Tax and Loss Bonds.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Application for Extension of Time To File Information Returns
Document Number: 2019-25990
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the collection of information related to the requirements for reporting on returns regarding payments of interest.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8873
Document Number: 2019-25989
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8873, Extraterritorial Income Exclusion.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2007-12
Document Number: 2019-25988
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 2007- 12, Certification for No Information Reporting on the Sale or Exchange of a Principal Residence.
Guidance on Passive Foreign Investment Companies; Hearing Cancellation
Document Number: 2019-25955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document cancels a public hearing on proposed regulations under sections 1291, 1297, and 1298 of the Internal Revenue Code (``Code'') regarding the determination of ownership in a passive foreign investment company within the meaning of section 1297(a) (``PFIC'') and the treatment of certain income received or accrued by a foreign corporation and assets held by a foreign corporation for purposes of section 1297.
Proposed Collection of Information: Agreement and Request for Disposition of a Decedent's Treasury Securities
Document Number: 2019-25895
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Agreement and Request for Disposition of a Decedent's Treasury Securities.
Proposed Collection of Information: Special Bond of Indemnity By Purchaser of United States Savings Bonds/Notes Involved in a Chain Letter Scheme
Document Number: 2019-25894
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning Special Bond of Indemnity by Purchaser of United States Savings Bonds/Notes Involved in a Chain Letter Scheme
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 14242 and 14242(SP)
Document Number: 2019-25883
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 14242, Reporting Abusive Tax Promotions or Preparers, and Form 14242(SP), Informe las Presuntas Promociones de Planes Abusivos Tributarios o de Preparadores.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2019-25882
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Gasohol; Compressed Natural Gas; and Gasoline Excise Tax.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Returns Regarding Payments of Interest
Document Number: 2019-25881
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the collection of information related to the requirements for reporting on returns regarding payments of interest.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Imposition of Special Measure Against North Korea as a Jurisdiction of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Document Number: 2019-25876
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations-Report on Closure by U.S. Financial Institutions of Correspondent Accounts and Payable-Through Accounts
Document Number: 2019-25875
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests.
Application of Section 108(i) to Partnerships and S Corporations; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2019-25858
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to final regulations and removal of temporary regulations (T.D. 9623) that were published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The final regulations relate to the application of section 108(i) of the Internal Revenue Code to partnerships and S corporations and provide rules regarding the deferral of discharge of indebtedness income and original issue discount deductions by a partnership or an S corporation with respect to reacquisitions of applicable debt instruments after December 31, 2008, and before January 1, 2011.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2019-25741
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning the substantiation of charitable contributions (Sec. 1.170A-13).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4768
Document Number: 2019-25740
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 4768, Application for Extension of Time To File a Return and/or Pay U.S. Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Taxes.
Transparency in Coverage
Document Number: 2019-25011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
These proposed rules set forth proposed requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers in the individual and group markets to disclose cost-sharing information upon request, to a participant, beneficiary, or enrollee (or his or her authorized representative), including an estimate of such individual's cost- sharing liability for covered items or services furnished by a particular provider. Under these proposed rules, plans and issuers would be required to make such information available on an internet website and, if requested, through non-internet means, thereby allowing a participant, beneficiary, or enrollee (or his or her authorized representative) to obtain an estimate and understanding of the individual's out-of-pocket expenses and effectively shop for items and services. These proposed rules also include proposals to require plans and issuers to disclose in-network provider negotiated rates, and historical out-of-network allowed amounts through two machine-readable files posted on an internet website, thereby allowing the public to have access to health insurance coverage information that can be used to understand health care pricing and potentially dampen the rise in health care spending. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also proposes amendments to its medical loss ratio program rules to allow issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to receive credit in their medical loss ratio calculations for savings they share with enrollees that result from the enrollee's shopping for, and receiving care from, lower-cost, higher-value providers.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Action
Document Number: 2019-25632
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of five entities and four persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Estate and Gift Taxes; Difference in the Basic Exclusion Amount
Document Number: 2019-25601
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations addressing the effect of recent legislative changes to the basic exclusion amount allowable in computing Federal gift and estate taxes. The final regulations will affect donors of gifts made after 2017 and the estates of decedents dying after 2025.
Publication of the Tier 2 Tax Rates
Document Number: 2019-25552
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Publication of the tier 2 tax rates for calendar year 2020 as required by section 3241(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tier 2 taxes on railroad employees, employers, and employee representatives are one source of funding for benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 720-TO
Document Number: 2019-25506
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Terminal Operator Report.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1128
Document Number: 2019-25505
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Application To Adopt, Change, or Retain a Tax Year.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Small Business Electronic Capabilities Statement (SB-eCS)
Document Number: 2019-25504
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to comment on the proposed information collections listed below, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Reduced 2009 Estimated Income Tax Payments for Individuals With Small Business Income; Correction
Document Number: 2019-25346
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-22
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to Treasury Decision TD 9613, which was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Treasury Decision 9623 contains final regulations under section 6654 of the Internal Revenue Code relating to reduced estimated income tax payments for qualified individuals with small business income for any taxable year beginning in 2009 and does not apply to any taxable years beginning before or after 2009.
Venezuela Sanctions Regulations
Document Number: 2019-25343
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-22
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Venezuela Sanctions Regulations to incorporate additional Executive orders, add a general license authorizing U.S. Government activities, and add an interpretive provision.
Permissible Interest on Loans That Are Sold, Assigned, or Otherwise Transferred
Document Number: 2019-25280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Federal law establishes that national banks and savings associations (banks) may charge interest at the maximum rate permitted to any state-chartered or licensed lending institution in the state where the bank is located. Federal law also provides national banks and Federal savings associations with the authority to enter into and assign contracts. Well-established authority also authorizes banks to sell, assign, or otherwise transfer loans. Despite these clear authorities, recent developments have created uncertainty about the ongoing validity of the interest term after a bank sells, assigns, or otherwise transfers a loan. This rule would clarify that when a bank sells, assigns, or otherwise transfers a loan, interest permissible prior to the transfer continues to be permissible following the transfer.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for [REG-106542-98] T.D. 9032
Document Number: 2019-25242
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning REG-106542-98, T.D. 9032, Election to Treat Trust as Part of an Estate (Sec. 1.645- 1).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools
Document Number: 2019-25241
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Forms W-2, W-2c, W-2AS, W-2GU, W-2VI, W-3, W-3c, W- 3cPR, W-3PR, and W-3SS.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8703
Document Number: 2019-25240
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8703, Annual Certification of a Residential Rental Project.