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Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2011-33528
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2012, and ending on June 30, 2012, the prompt payment interest rate is 2 per centum per annum.
Open Meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability
Document Number: 2011-33357
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability (``Council'') will convene for a public meeting on January 19, 2012 at the Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The meeting will be open to the public. The Council will: (1) Receive a report from the Council's subcommittees (Financial Access, Research and Evaluation, Partnerships, and Youth) on their progress; (2) review membership and composition of the subcommittees, and (3) hear from outside experts about practices and innovations regarding financial capability in the workplace.
Designation of Two Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13553
Document Number: 2011-33349
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is publishing the names of two individuals newly-designated as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13553 of September 28, 2010, ``Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuses by the Government of Iran and Taking Certain Other Actions.''
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-33277
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-33274
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-33077
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice.
Guidance Regarding Deduction and Capitalization of Expenditures Related to Tangible Property
Document Number: 2011-32246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Appearing elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations that provide guidance on the application of sections 162(a) and 263(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to amounts paid to acquire, produce, or improve tangible property. The temporary regulations clarify and expand the standards in the current regulations under sections 162(a) and 263(a), and provide certain bright-line tests (for example, a de minimis rule for certain acquisitions) for applying these standards. The temporary regulations also provide guidance under section 168 regarding the accounting for, and dispositions of, property subject to section 168. The temporary regulations also amend the general asset account regulations. The temporary regulations will affect all taxpayers that acquire, produce, or improve tangible property. The text of the temporary regulations published in the Federal Regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. This document also provides notice of public hearing on these proposed regulations and withdraws the proposed regulations published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2008 (73 FR 47).
Guidance Regarding Deduction and Capitalization of Expenditures Related to Tangible Property
Document Number: 2011-32024
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains temporary regulations that provide guidance on the application of sections 162(a) and 263(a) of the Internal Revenue Code to amounts paid to acquire, produce, or improve tangible property. The temporary regulations clarify and expand the standards in the current regulations under sections 162(a) and 263(a) and provide certain bright-line tests (for example, a de minimis rule for certain acquisitions) for applying these standards. The temporary regulations also provide guidance under section 168 regarding the accounting for, and dispositions of, property subject to section 168. The temporary regulations also amend the general asset account regulations. The temporary regulations will affect all taxpayers that acquire, produce, or improve tangible property. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of proposed regulations set forth in the notice of proposed rulemaking on this subject appearing elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Document Number: 2011-32727
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (collectively, the ``agencies'') are amending their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to adjust the asset-size thresholds used to define ``small bank'' or ``small savings association'' and ``intermediate small bank'' or ``intermediate small savings association.'' As required by the CRA regulations, the adjustment to the threshold amount is based on the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index.
Supplemental Identification Information for Two Individuals Designated Pursuant to Executive Order 13224
Document Number: 2011-32725
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is publishing supplemental information for the names of two individuals whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ``Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.''
Section 482: Methods To Determine Taxable Income in Connection With a Cost Sharing Arrangement
Document Number: 2011-32458
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations regarding methods to determine taxable income in connection with a cost sharing arrangement under section 482 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The final regulations address issues that have arisen in administering the current cost sharing regulations. The final regulations affect domestic and foreign entities that enter into cost sharing arrangements described in the final regulations.
Tax Return Preparer Penalties Under Section 6695
Document Number: 2011-32487
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-20
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that modify existing regulations related to the tax return preparer penalties under section 6695 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The final regulations are necessary to monitor and to improve compliance with the tax return preparer due diligence requirements of section 6695(g). The final regulations affect paid tax return preparers.
Guidance Regarding Foreign Base Company Sales Income
Document Number: 2011-32394
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance relating to foreign base company sales income when personal property sold by a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) is purchased, sold, manufactured, produced, constructed, grown or extracted by one or more branches of the CFC. The regulations finalize proposed regulations and withdraw temporary regulations published on December 29, 2008. These regulations, in general, affect controlled foreign corporations and their United States shareholders.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; TIGTA Generic Survey Request
Document Number: 2011-32353
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-19
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments on this collection of information that is scheduled to expire April 30, 2012.
Reporting of Specified Foreign Financial Assets
Document Number: 2011-32263
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains temporary regulations relating to the provisions of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act that require foreign financial assets to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service for taxable years beginning after March 18, 2010. In particular, the temporary regulations provide guidance relating to the requirement that individuals attach a statement to their income tax return to provide required information regarding foreign financial assets in which they have an interest. The temporary regulations affect individuals required to file Form 1040, ``U.S. Individual Income Tax Return,'' and certain individuals required to file Form 1040-NR, ``Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return.'' The text of these temporary regulations also serves as the text of proposed regulations contained in a cross-reference notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-130302-10) published in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register.
Reporting of Specified Foreign Financial Assets
Document Number: 2011-32254
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the Internal Revenue Service is issuing temporary regulations relating to the requirement that individuals attach a statement to their income tax return to provide required information regarding foreign financial assets in which they have an interest. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. This notice of proposed rulemaking also includes a proposed regulation setting forth requirements for certain domestic entities to report foreign financial assets in the same manner as an individual.
Corporate Reorganizations; Guidance on the Measurement of Continuity of Interest
Document Number: 2011-32079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations concerning the continuity of interest requirement for corporate reorganizations. The guidance is necessary to clarify the manner in which the continuity of interest requirement is measured in particular circumstances. The proposed regulations affect corporations and their shareholders.
Corporate Reorganizations; Guidance on the Measurement of Continuity of Interest
Document Number: 2011-32078
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance regarding the continuity of interest requirement for corporate reorganizations. The guidance is necessary to establish the date upon which continuity of interest is measured. These regulations affect corporations and their shareholders.
Identification of Additional Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13469
Document Number: 2011-32321
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is publishing the names of two entities that have been identified as entities in which the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13469 of July 25, 2008, ``Blocking Property of Additional Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe,'' owns, directly or indirectly, a 50 percent or greater interest. Therefore, all property and interests in property of such entities are blocked.
Basis Reporting by Securities Brokers and Basis Determination for Debt Instruments and Options; Correction
Document Number: 2011-32316
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to a notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of public hearing (REG-102988-11) that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, November 25, 2011 (76 FR 72652) relating to reporting by brokers for transactions related to debt instruments and options.
Application of the Segregation Rules to Small Shareholders; Correction
Document Number: 2011-32313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-149625-10) that was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 (76 FR 72362) providing guidance regarding the application of the segregation rules to public groups under section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code).
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Face-to-Face Service Methods Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-32311
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Face-to-Face Service Methods Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2011-65
Document Number: 2011-32307
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Notice 2011-65, Alabama Low-Income Housing Relief Credit.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1040 and Schedules A, B, C, C-EZ, D, D-1, E, EIC, F, H, J, R, and SE., Form 1040A, Form 1040EZ, Form 1040NR, Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040X, and All Attachments to These Forms
Document Number: 2011-32303
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This notice requests comments on all forms used by individual taxpayers: Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, and Schedules A, B, C, C-EZ, D, D-1, E, EIC, F, H, J, R, and SE; Form 1040A; Form 1040EZ; Form 1040NR; Form 1040NR-EZ; Form 1040X; and all attachments to these forms (see the Appendix to this notice).
Section 67 Limitations on Estates or Trusts; Correction
Document Number: 2011-32280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to a cancellation of notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking (REG-128224-06) providing guidance on which costs incurred by estates or trusts other than grantor trusts (non-grantor trusts) are subject to the 2-percent floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions under section 67(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The document was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 (76 FR 77454).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-32176
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978
Document Number: 2011-32117
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
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 five individuals and one entity whose property and interests in property have been unblocked pursuant to Executive Order 12978 of October 21, 1995, ``Blocking Assets and Prohibiting Transactions With Significant Narcotics Traffickers''.
Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return and Modifications to the Deposit Rules
Document Number: 2011-32069
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to the Employers' Annual Federal Tax Program (the Form 944 Program) and the requirements for depositing social security, Medicare, and withheld Federal income taxes (collectively ``employment taxes''). These final regulations allow certain employers to file a Form 944, ``Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return,'' rather than Forms 941, ``Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return.'' Additionally, these final regulations provide guidance related to the lookback periods and deposit requirements for employers required to file Forms 941 and Form 944. These final regulations affect taxpayers that file Forms 941, Form 944, and any related Spanish-language returns or returns for U.S. possessions.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Small Business/Self-Employed Decreasing Non-Filers Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-32042
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Small Business/ Self-Employed Decreasing Non-Filers Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Refund Processing Communications Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-32038
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Refund Processing Communications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Burden Reduction Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-32036
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Burden Reduction Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-32033
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Bankruptcy Compliance Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-32032
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Bankruptcy Compliance Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Establishment of the Coombsville Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2011-32018
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This final rule establishes the 11,075-acre ``Coombsville'' viticultural area in Napa County, California. The viticultural area lies within the Napa Valley viticultural area and the multicounty North Coast viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Establishment of the Naches Heights Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2011-32017
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This final rule establishes the 13,254-acre ``Naches Heights'' viticultural area in Yakima County, Washington. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Establishment of the Fort Ross-Seaview Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2011-32016
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the 27,500-acre ``Fort Ross-Seaview'' viticultural area in the western part of Sonoma County, California. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Return Processing Delays Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-32010
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Return Processing Delays Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-32008
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31932
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of the Treasury
New Markets Tax Credit Non-Real Estate Investments; Hearing Cancellation
Document Number: 2011-31855
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document cancels a public hearing on proposed rulemaking providing guidance on which costs incurred by estates or trusts other than grantor trusts (non-grantor trusts) are subject to the 2-percent floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions under section 67(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 14242
Document Number: 2011-31852
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 14242, Reporting Abusive Tax Promotions or Preparers.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1099-MA
Document Number: 2011-31851
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 1098-MA, Mortgage Assistance Payments.
Financial Management Service; Proposed Collection of Information: Request for Payment of Federal Benefit by Check, EFT Waiver Form
Document Number: 2011-31801
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Financial Management 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 a continuing information collection. By this notice, ``Request for Payment of Federal Benefit by Check, EFT Waiver Form.''
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Aspen American Insurance Company
Document Number: 2011-31799
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 3 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2011 Revision, published July 1, 2011, at 76 FR 38892.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Joint Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31888
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (the ``agencies'') 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. On June 17, 2011, OMB approved the agencies' emergency clearance requests to implement assessment-related reporting revisions to the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report) for banks, the Thrift Financial Report (TFR) for savings associations, the Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002), and the Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S), all of which currently are approved collections of information, effective as of the June 30, 2011, report date. OMB's emergency approval of the assessment- related reporting revisions extends through the December 31, 2011, report date. (As separately approved by OMB, December 31, 2011, is also the final report date as of which the TFR will be collected; savings associations will begin to file the Call Report as of the March 31, 2012, report date (76 FR 39986)). Because of the limited approval period associated with OMB's emergency clearance, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), requested public comment for 60 days on July 27, 2011, on the assessment-related reporting revisions to which the emergency approval pertained (76 FR 44987). After considering the comments received on these revisions, the transition guidance for the reporting of subprime and leveraged loans and securities by large and highly complex institutions that was adopted by the agencies in connection with their emergency clearance request to OMB has been extended to April 1, 2012. Furthermore, the FDIC has decided to review the subprime and leveraged loan definitions in its February 2011 final rule on assessments (76 FR 10672) to determine whether changes to these definitions could alleviate concerns expressed by bankers without sacrificing accuracy in risk differentiation for deposit insurance pricing purposes. The instructions for reporting subprime and leveraged loans and securities for assessment purposes in the agencies' regulatory reports will be conformed to any revised definitions of these terms in the FDIC's assessment regulations that may result from the FDIC's review process, including any necessary rulemaking. In addition, the agencies have made certain other modifications to the assessment-related reporting revisions covered by OMB's emergency approval in response to comments received.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31711
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 56
Document Number: 2011-31705
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 56, Notice Concerning Fiduciary Relationship.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2011-31704
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning miscellaneous sections affected by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 13997
Document Number: 2011-31698
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 13997, Validating Your TIN and Reasonable Cause.
Conduit Financing Arrangements
Document Number: 2011-31672
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to conduit financing arrangements. The final regulations apply to multiple-party financing arrangements that are effected through disregarded entities, and are necessary in order to determine which of those arrangements should be recharacterized as a conduit financing arrangement.