Department of the Treasury 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Tax Exempt Forms and Schedules
Document Number: 2019-28274
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-31
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.
Surety Companies Doing Business With the United States; Request for Information
Document Number: 2019-28193
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) administers the corporate federal surety bond program (``the program''), under which Fiscal Service processes and evaluates applications from companies seeking to underwrite or reinsure federal surety bonds. Fiscal Service is considering modernizing and improving the program. To support this effort, Fiscal Service requests information from stakeholders on these topics, including views regarding the application process for certificates of authority, the data that Fiscal Service should consider, and the analytical methods it should use when evaluating an applicant's financial condition.
Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2019-28192
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2020, and ending on June 30, 2020, the prompt payment interest rate is 2\1/8\ per centum per annum.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple Fiscal Service Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2019-28177
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
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; Multiple Treasury Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2019-28143
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
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.
Comment Request; Multiple Internal Revenue Service Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2019-28111
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
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.
Notification of Inflation Adjustments for Civil Money Penalties
Document Number: 2019-28053
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is providing notice of its maximum civil money penalties as adjusted for inflation. The inflation adjustments are required to implement the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities
Document Number: 2019-28052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA (collectively, the agencies) are reopening the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2019, to amend the agencies' regulations that require swap dealers and security- based swap dealers under the agencies' respective jurisdictions to exchange margin with their counterparties for swaps that are not centrally cleared (Proposed Swap Margin Amendments). Reopening the comment period that closed on December 9, 2019, will allow interested persons additional time to analyze and comment on the Proposed Swap Margin Amendments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the Beneficial Ownership Requirements for Legal Entity Customers
Document Number: 2019-28037
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, FinCEN invites comment on the proposed renewal, without change, to a currently approved information collection relating to beneficial ownership requirements for legal entity customers of covered financial institutions. Under Bank Secrecy Act regulations, covered financial institutions are required to collect, and to maintain records of, the information used to identify and verify the identity of the names of the beneficial owners of their legal entity customers, subject to certain exclusions and exemptions. This request for comment is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Source of Income From Certain Sales of Personal Property
Document Number: 2019-27813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations modifying the rules for determining the source of income from sales of inventory produced within the United States and sold without the United States or vice versa. These proposed regulations also contain new rules for determining the source of income from sales of personal property (including inventory) by nonresidents that are attributable to an office or other fixed place of business that the nonresident maintains in the United States. Finally, these proposed regulations modify certain rules for determining whether foreign source income is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States.
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Document Number: 2019-27288
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
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 for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple Internal Revenue Service Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2019-27888
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
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.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2019-27821
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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 persons whose property and interests in property have been unblocked and who have been removed from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. Additionally, OFAC is publishing an update to the identifying information of a person currently included in the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2019-27817
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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 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.
Announcement Type: Notice and Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-27788
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The U.S. 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 Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), U.S. Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) Community Development Entity (CDE) Certification Application.
Community Development Financial Instutitons Fund
Document Number: 2019-27786
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The U.S. 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 Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), U.S. Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program Allocation and Qualified Equity Investment Tracking System (AQEI).
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request Relating to Relief for Certain Spouses of Military Personnel
Document Number: 2019-27751
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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 relief and procedures for spouses of U.S. servicemembers who are working in or claiming residence or domicile in a U.S. territory.
Semiannual Agenda and Regulatory Plan
Document Number: 2019-26586
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Department of the Treasury
This notice is given pursuant to the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order (E.O.) 12866 (``Regulatory Planning and Review''), which require the publication by the Department of a semiannual agenda of regulations. E.O. 12866 also requires the publication by the Department of a regulatory plan for the upcoming fiscal year. The purpose of the agenda is to provide advance information about pending regulatory activities and encourage public participation in the regulatory process.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2019-27668
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
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 name of a person who has been removed from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (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.
Misdirected Direct Deposit Refunds
Document Number: 2019-27653
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
These proposed regulations provide guidance on section 6402(n) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), concerning the procedures for identification and recovery of a misdirected direct deposit refund. The regulations reflect changes to the law made by the Taxpayer First Act. The proposed regulations affect taxpayers who have made a claim for refund, requested the refund be issued as a direct deposit, but did not receive a refund in the account designated on the claim for refund.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple Internal Revenue Service Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2019-27546
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
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.
Credit Risk Retention-Notice of Commencement of Review
Document Number: 2019-27490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, Commission, FHFA, and HUD (the agencies) are providing notice of the commencement of the review of the definition of qualified residential mortgage; the community-focused residential mortgage exemption; and the exemption for qualifying three- to-four unit residential mortgage loans, in each case as currently set forth in the Credit Risk Retention Regulations (as defined below) as adopted by the agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple Fiscal Service Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2019-27446
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
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.
Guidance Under Section 6033 Regarding the Reporting Requirements of Exempt Organizations; Hearing
Document Number: 2019-27440
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document provides a notice of public hearing on proposed regulations that would update information reporting regulations under section 6033 that are generally applicable to organizations exempt from tax under section 501(a) to reflect statutory amendments and certain grants of reporting relief announced through subregulatory guidance that have been made since the current regulations were adopted, particularly with respect to tax-exempt organizations required to file an annual Form 990 or 990-EZ information return.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2019-27434
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
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.
Certain Employee Remuneration in Excess of $1,000,000 Under Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m)
Document Number: 2019-26116
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document sets forth proposed regulations under section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), which limits the deduction for certain employee remuneration in excess of $1,000,000 for federal income tax purposes. These proposed regulations implement the amendments made to section 162(m) by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. These proposed regulations would affect publicly held corporations. This document also provides a notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Notification of Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-27401
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for January 21, 2020. Date: January 21, 2020. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room A&B, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20220. Subject: Review and discussion of candidate designs for gold coins and silver and bronze medals commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Interested members of the public may either attend the meeting in person or dial in to listen to the meeting at (866) 564-9287/Access Code: 62956028. Interested persons should call the CCAC HOTLINE at (202) 354-7502 for the latest update on meeting time and room location. Any member of the public interested in submitting matters for the CCAC's consideration is invited to submit them by email to info@ccac.gov. The CCAC advises the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and national and other medals; advises the Secretary of the Treasury with regard to the events, persons, or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins in each of the five calendar years succeeding the year in which a commemorative coin designation is made; and makes recommendations with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended. Members of the public interested in attending the meeting in person will be admitted into the meeting room on a first-come, first-serve basis as space is limited. Conference Room A&B can accommodate up to 50 members of the public at any one time. In addition, all persons entering a United States Mint facility must adhere to building security protocol. This means they must consent to the search of their persons and objects in their possession while on government grounds and when they enter and leave the facility, and are prohibited from bringing into the facility weapons of any type, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, or contraband. The United States Mint Police Officer conducting the screening will evaluate whether an item may enter into or exit from a facility based upon Federal law, Treasury policy, United States Mint policy, and local operating procedure; and all prohibited and unauthorized items will be subject to confiscation and disposal.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Information Collection Requirements in Connection With the Imposition of a Special Measure Concerning Commercial Bank of Syria, Including Its Subsidiary, Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank, as a Financial Institution of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Document Number: 2019-27359
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
As part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, FinCEN invites comment on a renewal, without change, to information collection requirements finalized on March 15, 2006, imposing a special measure with respect to Commercial Bank of Syria, including its subsidiary, Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank, as a financial institution of primary money laundering concern. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group; Solicitation of Application for Membership
Document Number: 2019-27358
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FinCEN is inviting the public to nominate financial institutions, trade groups, and non-federal regulators or law enforcement agencies for membership on the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group. New members will be selected for three-year membership terms.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple Internal Revenue Service Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2019-27352
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
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; U.S. Business Income Tax Return
Document Number: 2019-27297
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request 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 this request.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Document Number: 2019-27285
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request 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 this request.
IMARA Calculation for Calendar Year 2020 Under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program
Document Number: 2019-27279
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is issuing this notice to advise the public of the calculation of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program's (TRIP or Program) insurance marketplace aggregate retention amount (IMARA) under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, as amended, for purposes of calendar year 2020. The IMARA has been determined by Treasury to be $40,878,630,900.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2019-27238
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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 Action
Document Number: 2019-27233
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Recordkeeping for Tobacco Products Removed in Bond From a Manufacturer's Premises for Experimental Purposes
Document Number: 2019-27214
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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; Imposition of Special Measure Against Banco Delta Asia
Document Number: 2019-27213
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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; Treasury International Capital (TIC) Forms CQ-1 and CQ-2
Document Number: 2019-27208
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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.
Regulatory Capital Rule: Capital Simplification for Qualifying Community Banking Organizations; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2019-27168
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC is making technical corrections to the Capital Simplification for Qualifying Community Banking Organizations final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on November 13, 2019. The technical corrections align the rule text in the final rule with changes made by other final rules. The technical corrections also include a conforming edit.
Guidance Under Section 355(e) Regarding Predecessors, Successors, and Limitation on Gain Recognition; Guidance Under Section 355(f)
Document Number: 2019-27110
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance regarding the distribution by a distributing corporation of stock or securities of a controlled corporation without the recognition of income, gain, or loss. In particular, the final regulations provide guidance in determining whether a corporation is a predecessor or successor of a distributing or controlled corporation for purposes of the exception under section 355(e) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to the nonrecognition treatment afforded qualifying distributions. In addition, the final regulations provide certain limitations on the recognition of gain in certain cases involving a predecessor of a distributing corporation. The final regulations also provide rules regarding the extent to which section 355(f) causes a distributing corporation (and in certain cases its shareholders) to recognize income or gain on the distribution of stock or securities of a controlled corporation. These regulations affect corporations that distribute the stock or securities of a controlled corporation and the shareholders or security holders of those distributing corporations.
Dividend Equivalents From Sources Within the United States
Document Number: 2019-26977
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to certain financial products providing for payments that are contingent upon or determined by reference to U.S. source dividend payments.
Treatment of Payments to Charitable Entities in Return for Consideration
Document Number: 2019-26969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document provides proposed amendments to the regulations under sections 162, 164, and 170 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). First, the proposed amendments update the regulations under section 162 to reflect current law regarding the application of section 162 to a taxpayer that makes a payment or transfer to an entity described in section 170(c) for a business purpose. Second, the proposed amendments provide safe harbors under section 162 to provide certainty with respect to the treatment of payments made by business entities to an entity described in section 170(c). Third, the proposed amendments provide a safe harbor under section 164 for payments made to an entity described in section 170(c) by individuals who itemize deductions and receive or expect to receive a state or local tax credit in return. Fourth, the proposed amendments update the regulations under section 170 to reflect past guidance and case law regarding the application of the quid pro quo principle under section 170 to benefits received or expected to be received by a donor from a third party.
Foreign Tax Credit Guidance Related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Overall Foreign Loss Recapture, and Foreign Tax Redeterminations
Document Number: 2019-24848
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance relating to the determination of the foreign tax credit under the Internal Revenue Code. The guidance relates to changes made to the applicable law by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was enacted on December 22, 2017. This document finalizes the proposed regulations published on December 7, 2018. This document also finalizes proposed regulations on overall foreign losses that were published on June 25, 2012, and finalizes certain portions of proposed regulations published on November 7, 2007, relating to a U.S. taxpayer's obligation to notify the IRS of a foreign tax redetermination.
Guidance Related to the Allocation and Apportionment of Deductions and Foreign Taxes, Financial Services Income, Foreign Tax Redeterminations, Foreign Tax Credit Disallowance Under Section 965(g), and Consolidated Groups
Document Number: 2019-24847
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance relating to the allocation and apportionment of deductions and creditable foreign taxes, the definition of financial services income, foreign tax redeterminations, availability of foreign tax credits under the transition tax, and the application of the foreign tax credit limitation to consolidated groups.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies and Diversity Self-Assessment Template for OCC-Regulated Entities
Document Number: 2019-27051
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-16
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). The OCC 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 on the renewal of its information collection titled ``Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies and Diversity Self-Assessment Template for OCC-Regulated Entities.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form Project
Document Number: 2019-27029
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-16
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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning return of excise tax on undistributed income of real estate investment trusts.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2019-26957
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-16
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.
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.