Department of the Treasury 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Collection; Comment Request on Information Collection for Treasury Decision 9568, Methods To Determine Taxable Income in Connection With a Cost Sharing Arrangement-IRC Section 482
Document Number: 2020-25829
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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 Treasury Decision Methods to Determine Taxable Income in connection with a Cost Sharing ArrangementIRC section 482.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2020-25828
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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 information collection requirements related to continuation coverage requirements application to group health plans.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8823
Document Number: 2020-25762
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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 8823, Low-Income Housing Credit Agencies Report of Noncompliance or Building Disposition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-25743
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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 of 1995 (PRA), 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 July 22, 2020, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to revise and extend the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Reports) (FFIEC 031, FFIEC 041, and FFIEC 051) and the Regulatory Capital Reporting for Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (FFIEC 101), which are currently approved collections of information. In the July 2020 notice, the Board, under the auspices of the FFIEC, also requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to revise and extend 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), which also are currently approved collections of information. The Board published this proposal on behalf of the agencies. Finally, on October 4, 2019, the agencies, under the auspices of the FFIEC, requested public comment for 60 days on proposed Call Report and FFIEC 101 revisions to implement the agencies' proposed total loss absorbing capacity (TLAC) investments rule for advanced approaches banking organizations. The comment period for the July 2020 notice ended on September 21, 2020. The comment period for the October 2019 notice ended on December 3, 2019, and the agencies subsequently adopted a TLAC investments final rule. As described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, after considering the comments received on the two notices, the agencies are proceeding with the proposed revisions to the reporting forms and instructions for the Call Reports, FFIEC 101, and FFIEC 002 with certain modifications. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section also discusses certain Call Report instructional clarifications. The agencies hereby give notice of their plan to submit to OMB a request to approve the revision and extension of these information collections, and again invite comment on the renewal.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2020-25539
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
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 the statement of liability of lender, surety, or other person for withholding taxes.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2020-25538
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
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 the health insurance marketplace statement.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8924
Document Number: 2020-25537
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning the excise tax on certain transfers of qualifying geothermal or mineral interests.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 12854, Government Service Information
Document Number: 2020-25536
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
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. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 12854, Government Service Information.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2003-84
Document Number: 2020-25535
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 2003-84, Optional election to make monthly 706(a) computations.
Establishment of the Tehachapi Mountains Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-25301
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 58,000-acre ``Tehachapi Mountains'' viticultural area in Kern County, California. The Tehachapi Mountains viticultural area is not located within, nor does it contain, any established 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.
Guidance Under Section 529A: Qualified ABLE Programs
Document Number: 2020-22144
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance regarding programs under the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 (ABLE Act). The ABLE Act provides rules under which States or State agencies or instrumentalities may establish and maintain a Federal tax-favored savings program for eligible individuals with a disability who are the owners and designated beneficiaries of accounts to which contributions may be made to meet qualified disability expenses. These accounts also receive favorable treatment for purposes of certain means-tested Federal programs. In addition, these final regulations provide corresponding amendments to the unrelated business income tax regulations, the gift and generation- skipping transfer tax regulations, and the electronic filing requirements regulations. These regulations affect eligible individuals that are designated beneficiaries of accounts established and maintained under the ABLE Act.
Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Forms 945, 945-A, 945-X and TD 8672
Document Number: 2020-25339
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-17
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 945 Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax, Form 945-A Annual Record of Federal Tax Liability, Form 945-X Adjusted Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax or Claim for Refund and TD 8672 Reporting of Non-payroll Withheld Tax Liabilities.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-25298
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-17
Agency: Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department is publishing its modified Privacy Act systems of record.
IRS Review of Regulatory and Other Relief To Support Economic Recovery
Document Number: 2020-25240
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
On May 19, 2020, the President signed Executive Order 13924, Executive Order On Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery, to direct agencies to consider principles of fairness in administrative enforcement and adjudication and to consider rescinding, modifying, or waiving any regulations and other requirements that may inhibit the ongoing economic recovery from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic. In furtherance of E.O. 13924, this document invites members of the public to submit comments to the Internal Revenue Service concerning regulations and other requirements that can be rescinded, modified, or waived to assist business and individual taxpayers with the ongoing economic recovery from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-25224
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-16
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 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; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Reports of Foreign Financial Accounts Regulations and FinCEN Report 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts
Document Number: 2020-25216
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-16
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, FinCEN invites comments on the proposed renewal, without change, of a currently approved information collection found in existing Bank Secrecy Act regulations. Specifically, FinCEN invites comment on a renewal, without change, of existing information collection requirements concerning reports of foreign financial accounts and FinCEN Report 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Open Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance
Document Number: 2020-25201
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-16
Agency: Department of the Treasury
This notice announces that the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (``Committee'') will meet via video conference on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting is open to the public.
Limitation on Deduction for Dividends Received From Certain Foreign Corporations and Amounts Eligible for Section 954 Look-Through Exception; Correction
Document Number: 2020-24092
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to the final regulations (Treasury Decision 9909) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Treasury Decision 9909 contained final regulations under sections 245A and 954 of the Internal Revenue Code (the ``Code'') that limit the deduction for certain dividends received by United States persons from foreign corporations under section 245A and the exception to subpart F income under section 954(c)(6) for certain dividends received by controlled foreign corporations.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-25052
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-13
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 this person are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Limitation on Deduction for Dividends Received From Certain Foreign Corporations and Amounts Eligible for Section 954 Look-Through Exception; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2020-23632
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to the final regulations (Treasury Decision 9909) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Treasury Decision 9909 contained final regulations under sections 245A and 954 of the Internal Revenue Code (the ``Code'') that limit the deduction for certain dividends received by United States persons from foreign corporations under section 245A and the exception to subpart F income under section 954(c)(6) for certain dividends received by controlled foreign corporations.
Bureau of the Fiscal Service; Notice of Rate To Be Used for Federal Debt Collection, and Discount and Rebate Evaluation
Document Number: 2020-25018
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Secretary of the Treasury is responsible for computing and publishing the percentage rate that is used in assessing interest charges for outstanding debts owed to the Government (The Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended). This rate is also used by agencies as a comparison point in evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a cash discount. In addition, this rate is used in determining when agencies should pay purchase card invoices when the card issuer offers a rebate. Notice is hereby given that the applicable rate for calendar year 2021 is 1.00 percent.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Exempt Organization Forms: 990, 990-BL, 990-EZ, 990-N, 990-PF, 990-T, 990-W, 990 SCH E, 990 SCH I, 990 SCH M, 990 SCH D, 990 SCH F, 990 SCH H, 990 SCH J, 990 SCH K, 990 SCH R, 990/990-EZ SCH A, 990/990-EZ SCH C, 990/990-EZ SCH G, 990/990-EZ SCH L, 990/990-EZ SCH N, 990/990-EZ SCH O, 990/990-EZ/990-PF SCH B, 1023, 1023-EZ, 1023-Interactive, 1024, 1024-A, 1028, 1120-POL, 4720, 5578, 5884-C, 6069, 6497, 8038, 8038-B, 8038-CP, 8038-G, 8038-GC, 8038-R, 8038-T, 8038-TC, 8282, 8328, 8330, 8453-E.O., 8453-X, 8718, 8868, 8870, 8871, 8872, 8879-E.O., 8886-T, 8899, and Related Attachments
Document Number: 2020-25012
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
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 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). This notice requests comments on all forms used by tax-exempt organizations: Forms 990, 990-BL, 990-EZ, 990-N, 990-PF, 990-T, 990-W, 990 SCH E, 990 SCH I, 990 SCH M, 990 SCH D, 990 SCH F, 990 SCH H, 990 SCH J, 990 SCH K, 990 SCH R, 990/990-EZ SCH A, 990/990-EZ SCH C, 990/990-EZ SCH G, 990/990-EZ SCH L, 990/990-EZ SCH N, 990/990-EZ SCH O, 990/990-EZ/990-PF SCH B, 1023, 1023-EZ, 1023- Interactive, 1024, 1024-A, 1028, 1120-POL, 4720, 5578, 5884-C, 6069, 6497, 8038, 8038-B, 8038-CP, 8038-G, 8038-GC, 8038-R, 8038-T, 8038-TC, 8282, 8328, 8330, 8453-E.O., 8453-X, 8718, 8868, 8870, 8871, 8872, 8879-E.O., 8886-T, 8899 related and all attachments to these forms (see the Appendix-A to this notice). With this notice, the IRS is also announcing significant changes to (1) the manner in which tax forms used by tax-exempt organizations will be approved under the PRA and (2) its method of estimating the paperwork burden imposed on all tax-exempt organizations.
Updated Life Expectancy and Distribution Period Tables Used for Purposes of Determining Minimum Required Distributions
Document Number: 2020-24723
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document sets forth final regulations providing guidance relating to the life expectancy and distribution period tables that are used to calculate required minimum distributions from qualified retirement plans, individual retirement accounts and annuities, and certain other tax-favored employer-provided retirement arrangements. These regulations affect participants, beneficiaries, and plan administrators of these qualified retirement plans and other tax- favored employer-provided retirement arrangements, as well as owners, beneficiaries, trustees and custodians of individual retirement accounts and annuities.
Transparency in Coverage
Document Number: 2020-24591
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The final rules set forth 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 the individual's cost-sharing liability for covered items or services furnished by a particular provider. Under the final rules, plans and issuers are required to make this information available on an internet website and, if requested, in paper form, 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. The final rules also require plans and issuers to disclose in-network provider negotiated rates, historical out-of- network allowed amounts, and drug pricing information through three machine-readable files posted on an internet website, thereby allowing the public to have access to health 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 finalizes amendments to its medical loss ratio (MLR) program rules to allow issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to receive credit in their MLR calculations for savings they share with enrollees that result from the enrollees shopping for, and receiving care from, lower-cost, higher-value providers.
Guidance Related to the Allocation and Apportionment of Deductions and Foreign Taxes, Foreign Tax Redeterminations, Foreign Tax Credit Disallowance Under Section 965(g), Consolidated Groups, Hybrid Arrangements and Certain Payments Under Section 951A
Document Number: 2020-21819
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final 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, the application of the foreign tax credit limitation to consolidated groups, adjustments to hybrid deduction accounts to take into account certain inclusions in income by a United States shareholder, conduit financing arrangements involving hybrid instruments, and the treatment of certain payments under the global intangible low-taxed income provisions.
Guidance Related to the Foreign Tax Credit; Clarification of Foreign-Derived Intangible Income
Document Number: 2020-21818
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations relating to the foreign tax credit, including guidance on the disallowance of a credit or deduction for foreign income taxes with respect to dividends eligible for a dividends-received deduction; the allocation and apportionment of interest expense, foreign income tax expense, and certain deductions of life insurance companies; the definition of a foreign income tax and a tax in lieu of an income tax; transition rules relating to the impact on loss accounts of net operating loss carrybacks allowed by reason of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act; the definition of foreign branch category and financial services income; and the time at which foreign taxes accrue and can be claimed as a credit. This document also contains proposed regulations clarifying rules relating to foreign-derived intangible income. The proposed regulations affect taxpayers that claim credits or deductions for foreign income taxes, or that claim a deduction for foreign-derived intangible income.
Terrorism Risk Insurance Program; Updated Regulations in Light of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019, and for Other Purposes
Document Number: 2020-24522
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is issuing proposed rules to implement technical changes to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP or Program) required by the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019 (2019 Reauthorization Act), and to update links to the Program's website, where additional information relating to the administration of the Program is located for public reference. In addition, Treasury is proposing rules to: Clarify the manner in which Treasury will calculate ``property and casualty insurance losses'' for purposes of considering certification of an act of terrorism, and ``insured losses'' when administering the financial sharing mechanisms under the Program, including the Program Trigger and Program Cap; and incorporate into the Program rules prior guidance provided by Treasury in connection with stand-alone cyber insurance under the Program. Treasury also seeks further public comment concerning the certification process under the Program, and the participation of captive insurers in the Program, to facilitate further analysis and study by the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) of the Program and potential future rulemakings in these areas.
Proposed Establishment of the Ulupalakua Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-24143
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 70-acre ``Ulupalakua'' viticultural area on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The proposed viticultural area is not within any other established 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. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Proposed Expansion of the Clarksburg Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-24140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to expand the approximately 64,640-acre ``Clarksburg'' viticultural area by approximately 27,945 acres. The Clarksburg viticultural area is located in Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties, in California, and the proposed expansion area is located in Sacramento and Solano Counties. The established Clarksburg viticultural area and the proposed expansion area are not located within any established 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. TTB invites comments on this proposed amendment to its regulations.
Additional First Year Depreciation Deduction
Document Number: 2020-24026
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document withdraws a portion of a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2019. The withdrawn portion relates to the extent to which a partner is deemed to have a depreciable interest in property held by a partnership.
Additional First Year Depreciation Deduction
Document Number: 2020-21112
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance regarding the additional first year depreciation deduction under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). These final regulations reflect and further clarify the increased deduction and the expansion of qualified property, particularly to certain classes of used property, authorized by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. These final regulations generally affect taxpayers who depreciate qualified property acquired and placed in service after September 27, 2017.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Finding of No Practicable Alternative (FONPA) for the Proposed Construction and Operation of a Replacement Currency Production Facility at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Prince George's County, MD
Document Number: 2020-24826
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-09
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed construction and operation of a replacement Currency Production Facility (CPF) at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Prince George's County, Maryland. This is the Proposed Action.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Revision; Submission for OMB Review; Licensing Manual
Document Number: 2020-24625
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
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 revision to 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 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 a revision to its information collection titled ``Licensing Manual.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Fiduciary Activities
Document Number: 2020-24623
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
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 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 its information collection titled, ``Fiduciary Activities.''
Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2020-24338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations regarding coverage of preventive health services to implement section 3203 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which shortens the timeframe under which non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers offering non-grandfathered group or individual health insurance coverage must cover without cost sharing qualifying coronavirus preventive services, including recommended COVID-19 immunizations. The IRS is issuing the temporary regulations at the same time that the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor and the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are issuing substantially similar interim final rules with request for comments. The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.
Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2020-24332
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Treasury
This interim final rule with request for comments (IFC) discusses CMS's implementation of section 3713 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which established Medicare Part B coverage and payment for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine and its administration. This IFC implements requirements in the CARES Act that providers of COVID-19 diagnostic tests make public their cash prices for those tests and establishes an enforcement scheme to enforce those requirements. This rule also establishes an add-on payment for cases involving the use of new COVID- 19 treatments under the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). This IFC provides for separate payment for new COVID-19 treatments under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) for the remainder of the PHE for COVID-19 when these treatments are provided at the same time as a Comprehensive Ambulatory Payment Classification (C-APC) service. This rule also interprets and implements the requirement to maintain Medicaid beneficiary enrollment in order to receive the temporary increase in Federal funding in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This IFC modifies policies of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model and adds technical changes to accommodate these policy changes. Specifically, we are extending Performance Year (PY) 5 by adding 6 months, creating an episode-based extreme and uncontrollable circumstances COVID-19 policy, providing two reconciliation periods for PY 5, and adding DRGs 521 and 522 for hip and knee procedures. This rule also amends regulations regarding coverage of preventive health services to implement section 3203 of the CARES Act, which shortens the timeframe within which non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers offering non-grandfathered group or individual health insurance coverage must begin to cover without cost sharing qualifying coronavirus preventive services, including recommended COVID-19 immunizations. This IFC also revises regulations to set forth flexibilities in the public notice requirements and post award public participation requirements for State Innovation Waivers under section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) during the public health emergency for COVID-19.
Gain or Loss of Foreign Persons From Sale or Exchange of Certain Partnership Interests
Document Number: 2020-21165
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains regulations that provide guidance for certain foreign persons that recognize gain or loss from the sale or exchange of an interest in a partnership that is engaged in a trade or business within the United States. The regulations also affect partnerships that, directly or indirectly, have foreign persons as partners.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Fair Housing Home Loan Data System Regulation
Document Number: 2020-24586
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
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). An agency 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 the renewal of the information collection titled ``Fair Housing Home Loan Data System Regulation.''
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-24576
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service published a document in the Federal Register of October 28, 2020, concerning requests for comments on the REG-118412-10 forms. The document was inadvertently titled Request for Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. The correct title is Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Periodic Meeting of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-24575
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Department of the Treasury
This notice announces that the U.S. Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC) will convene for a public meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Time. Due to safety protocol in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held electronically. The meeting is open to the public, and the meeting is accessible to individuals with differing abilities.
Role of Supervisory Guidance
Document Number: 2020-24484
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The OCC, Board, FDIC, NCUA, and Bureau (collectively, the agencies) are inviting comment on a proposed rule that would codify the Interagency Statement Clarifying the Role of Supervisory Guidance issued by the agencies on September 11, 2018 (2018 Statement). By codifying the 2018 Statement, the proposed rule is intended to confirm that the agencies will continue to follow and respect the limits of administrative law in carrying out their supervisory responsibilities. The 2018 Statement reiterated well-established law by stating that, unlike a law or regulation, supervisory guidance does not have the force and effect of law. As such, supervisory guidance does not create binding legal obligations for the public. The proposal would also clarify that the 2018 Statement, as amended, is binding on the agencies.
Establish Pricing for 2020 United States Mint Numismatic Products
Document Number: 2020-24415
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-04
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is establishing a price for two new United States Mint numismatic products in accordance with the table below:
Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-24413
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-04
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-24354
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
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 entity and aircraft 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 this person and these aircraft are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 1065, 1066, 1120, 1120-C, 1120-F, 1120-H, 1120-ND, 1120-S, 1120-SF, 1120-FSC, 1120-L, 1120-PC, 1120-REIT, 1120-RIC, 1120-POL, and Related Attachments
Document Number: 2020-24251
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
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 (PRA). The IRS is soliciting comments on forms used by business entity taxpayers: Forms 1065, 1066, 1120, 1120-C, 1120-F, 1120-H, 1120-ND, 1120-S, 1120-SF, 1120-FSC, 1120-L, 1120-PC, 1120-REIT, 1120-RIC, 1120-POL; and related attachments to these forms (see the Appendix to this notice).
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 81)
Document Number: 2020-24199
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
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.
Deduction for Foreign-Derived Intangible Income and Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income; Correction
Document Number: 2020-22996
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to the final regulations (Treasury Decision 9901) that were published in the Federal Register on Wednesday July 15, 2020. Treasury Decision 9901 contained final regulations that provide guidance regarding the deduction for foreign- derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) and for coordinating the deduction for FDII and GILTI with other provisions in the Internal Revenue Code.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-24228
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
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 for U.S. Income Tax Return Forms for Individual Taxpayers
Document Number: 2020-24139
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-30
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 associated with the U.S. Income Tax Return Forms for Individual Taxpayers.
National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders
Document Number: 2020-24134
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-30
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 issuing this final rule to determine when a national bank or Federal savings association (bank) makes a loan and is the ``true lender,'' including in the context of a partnership between a bank and a third party, such as a marketplace lender. Under this rule, a bank makes a loan if, as of the date of origination, it is named as the lender in the loan agreement or funds the loan.