Department of the Treasury June 3, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Program; Availability of 2014 Grant Application Package
Document Number: 2013-12999
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a notice that the IRS has made available the 2014 Grant Application Package and Guidelines (Publication 3319) for organizations interested in applying for a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grant for the 2014 grant year, which runs from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The application period runs from May 28, 2013, through July 12, 2013. The IRS will award a total of up to $6,000,000 (unless otherwise provided by specific Congressional appropriation) to qualifying organizations, subject to the limitations of Internal Revenue Code section 7526, for matching grants. A qualifying organization may receive a matching grant of up to $100,000 per year for up to a three- year project period. Qualifying organizations that provide representation for free or for a nominal fee to low income taxpayers involved in tax disputes with the IRS, or educate individuals for whom English is a second language of their taxpayer rights and responsibilities, or both, can apply for a grant. Examples of qualifying organizations include: (1) A clinical program at an accredited law, business or accounting school whose students represent low income taxpayers in tax controversies with the IRS, (2) an organization exempt from tax under I.R.C. Sec. 501(a) that represents low income taxpayers in tax controversies with the IRS or refers those taxpayers to qualified representatives, and (3) an organization exempt from tax under I.R.C. Sec. 501(a) that operates programs to inform individuals for whom English is a second language about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review: Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements
Document Number: 2013-12974
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
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). Under the PRA, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. 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, ``Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements.'' The OCC also gives notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review: Notice Regarding Unauthorized Access to Customer Information
Document Number: 2013-12973
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
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 comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Under PRA, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. 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, ``Notice Regarding Unauthorized Access to Customer Information.'' The OCC is also giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans
Document Number: 2013-12916
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations, consistent with the Affordable Care Act, regarding nondiscriminatory wellness programs in group health coverage. Specifically, these final regulations increase the maximum permissible reward under a health-contingent wellness program offered in connection with a group health plan (and any related health insurance coverage) from 20 percent to 30 percent of the cost of coverage. The final regulations further increase the maximum permissible reward to 50 percent for wellness programs designed to prevent or reduce tobacco use. These regulations also include other clarifications regarding the reasonable design of health-contingent wellness programs and the reasonable alternatives they must offer in order to avoid prohibited discrimination.