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Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Supervisory Guidance: Supervisory Review Process of Capital Adequacy (Pillar 2) Related to the Implementation of the Basel II Advanced Capital Framework
Document Number: 2020-21889
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
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 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 concerning the renewal of its information collection titled ``Supervisory Guidance: Supervisory Review Process of Capital Adequacy (Pillar 2) Related to the Implementation of the Basel II Advanced Capital Framework.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Record and Disclosure Requirements-Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regulations B, E, M, Z, and DD and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Regulation CC
Document Number: 2020-21855
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
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. 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 the renewal of an information collection titled, ``Record and Disclosure RequirementsConsumer Financial Protection Bureau Regulations B, E, M, Z, and DD and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Regulation CC.''
Income Tax Withholding on Certain Periodic Retirement and Annuity Payments Under Section 3405(a)
Document Number: 2020-21777
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document sets forth a final regulation that provides rules for Federal income tax withholding on certain periodic retirement and annuity payments to implement an amendment made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This regulation affects payors of certain periodic payments, plan administrators that are required to withhold on such payments, and payees who receive such payments.
Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations and Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations
Document Number: 2020-21734
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations (WMD Regulations) to update a note to describe how persons designated pursuant to the WMD Regulations for North Korea-related activities are identified on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List). Specifically, OFAC is amending the note to explain that SDN List entries for these designated persons will include additional information regarding certain risks associated with dealings with such persons. Separately, OFAC is amending the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations to refine the list of organizations whose activities are authorized under the general license for the official business of certain international organizations, and to make a technical correction. OFAC is also making technical edits to the authority citations in both sets of regulations to conform to Federal Register guidance.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to the Continuation Sheet for Item # 16 (Additional Information) for OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment
Document Number: 2020-21720
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-01
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 continuation sheet for Item # 16 (Additional Information) for Form OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.
International Criminal Court-Related Sanctions Regulations
Document Number: 2020-21688
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adding regulations to implement Executive Order 13928 of June 11, 2020 (``Blocking Property of Certain Persons Associated With the International Criminal Court''). OFAC intends to supplement these regulations with a more comprehensive set of regulations, which may include additional interpretive and definitional guidance, general licenses, and statements of licensing policy.
Supplemental Lending Limits Program: Technical Correction
Document Number: 2020-18937
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
On July 14, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published in the Federal Register a final rule that, among other revisions, made technical changes to the OCC's supplemental lending limits rule. This correcting amendment makes a correction to those regulations by reinstating two paragraphs to the lending limits rules that were inadvertently deleted.
Proposed Establishment of the Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-17854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
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 5,850-acre ``Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon'' viticultural area in Polk County, Oregon. The proposed viticultural area lies entirely within the Willamette Valley 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 Establishment of the Virginia Peninsula Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-17628
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
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 673,059-acre ``Virginia Peninsula'' viticultural area in southeastern Virginia. The proposed viticultural area is not located within, nor does it contain, 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 Establishment of the San Luis Obispo Coast (SLO Coast) Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-17624
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
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 408,585-acre ``San Luis Obispo Coast'' viticultural area in San Luis Obispo County, California. TTB is proposing to recognize both ``San Luis Obispo Coast'' and the abbreviated ``SLO Coast'' as the name of the proposed AVA. The proposed AVA is located entirely within the existing Central Coast AVA and would encompass the established Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley AVAs. 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 Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to Longevity Annuity Contracts
Document Number: 2020-21613
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
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 reporting burden associated with longevity annuity contracts.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to Revenue Procedure 2017-41
Document Number: 2020-21611
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
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 procedures outlined in RP 2017-41 for issuing Opinion Letters regarding the qualification in form of Pre-approved Plans under sections 401, 403(a), and 4975(e)(7).
Regulatory Capital Rule: Revised Transition of the Current Expected Credit Losses Methodology for Allowances
Document Number: 2020-19782
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-30
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 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, the agencies) are adopting a final rule that delays the estimated impact on regulatory capital stemming from the implementation of Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-13, Financial InstrumentsCredit Losses, Topic 326, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (CECL). The final rule provides banking organizations that implement CECL during the 2020 calendar year the option to delay for two years an estimate of CECL's effect on regulatory capital, relative to the incurred loss methodology's effect on regulatory capital, followed by a three-year transition period. The agencies are providing this relief to allow these banking organizations to better focus on supporting lending to creditworthy households and businesses in light of recent strains on the U.S. economy as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019, while also maintaining the quality of regulatory capital. This final rule is consistent with the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on March 31, 2020, with certain clarifications and minor adjustments in response to public comments related to the mechanics of the transition and the eligibility criteria for applying the transition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of Anti-Money Laundering Programs; Due Diligence Programs for Correspondent Accounts for Foreign Financial Institutions and for Private Banking Accounts
Document Number: 2020-21441
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
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, the regulations require banks, brokers or dealers in securities, futures commission merchants, introducing brokers in commodities, and mutual funds to establish due diligence programs that include risk-based, and, where necessary, enhanced, policies, procedures, and controls reasonably designed to detect and report money laundering conducted through or involving, any correspondent accounts established or maintained for foreign financial institutions. The regulations also require that these same financial institutions establish due diligence programs that include policies, procedures, and controls reasonably designed to detect and report money laundering conducted through or involving any private banking accounts established by the financial institutions. The due diligence programs are required to be part of the financial institutions' anti-money laundering programs. Although no changes are proposed to the information collection itself, this request for comments covers a future expansion of the scope of the annual hourly burden and cost estimate associated with these regulations. This request for comments is made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Deduction for Foreign-Derived Intangible Income and Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2020-19333
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to Treasury Decision 9901, which was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The Treasury Decision provided guidance regarding the deduction for foreign derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low- taxed income (GILTI).
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-21369
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
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; Multiple Internal Revenue Service Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2020-21287
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
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.
Limitation on Deduction for Dividends Received From Certain Foreign Corporations and Amounts Eligible for Section 954 Look-Through Exception
Document Number: C1-2020-18543
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-25
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8851
Document Number: 2020-21169
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8851, Summary of Archer MSAs.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-21168
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
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 generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-21155
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
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: 2020-21154
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is updating the identifying information on its list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List) for two persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13382.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-21153
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) based on the determination by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the heads of relevant agencies, that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-19892
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (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.
Establishment of the Candy Mountain Viticultural Area and Modification of the Yakima Valley Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-18741
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-25
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 815-acre ``Candy Mountain'' viticultural area in Benton County, Washington. TTB is also expanding the boundary of the existing 1,093-square mile Yakima Valley viticultural area by approximately 72 acres in order to avoid a partial overlap with the newly established Candy Mountain viticultural area. Both the existing Yakima Valley viticultural area and the newly established Candy Mountain viticultural area are located entirely within the existing Columbia Valley 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.
Cuban Assets Control Regulations
Document Number: 2020-21084
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to further implement portions of the President's foreign policy toward Cuba to deny the Cuban regime sources of revenue. Specifically, this rule: Adds a new prohibition for persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction regarding lodging and related transactions at certain properties in Cuba identified on a new list maintained by the State Department, and amends an interpretive provision and several general licenses to incorporate this new prohibition; amends four general licenses to restrict the importation into the United States of Cuban-origin alcohol and tobacco products; amends a general license to remove the authorization for persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction to attend or organize professional meetings or conferences in Cuba; and removes a general license that authorizes persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction to participate in or organize certain public performances, clinics, workshops, other athletic or non-athletic competitions, and exhibitions, and replaces it with a specific licensing policy. OFAC is also making a number of technical and conforming changes.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Risk-Based Capital Standards
Document Number: 2020-21072
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
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, ``Risk-Based Capital Standards.''
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-19893
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) based on the determination by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the heads of relevant agencies, 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.
Funding Opportunity Title: Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA) Inviting Applications for the Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Allocation Round of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program
Document Number: 2020-20931
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-23
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This NOAA is issued in connection with the CY 2020 allocation round (Allocation Round) of the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program), as authorized by Title I, subtitle C, section 121 of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-554) as amended. (26 U.S.C. 45D). Through the NMTC Program, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) provides authority to certified CDEs to offer an incentive to investors in the form of tax credits over seven years, which is expected to stimulate the provision of private investment capital that, in turn, will facilitate economic and community development in Low-Income Communities. Through this NOAA, the CDFI Fund announces the availability of $5 billion of NMTC Allocation authority in this Allocation Round. In this NOAA, the CDFI Fund specifically addresses how a CDE may apply to receive an allocation of NMTCs, the competitive procedure through which NMTC Allocations will be made, and the actions that will be taken to ensure that proper allocations are made to appropriate entities.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-20888
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-20871
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
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.
Ownership Attribution Under Section 958 for Purposes of Sections 367(a) and 954(c)(6)
Document Number: 2020-17550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations relating to the modification of section 958(b) of the Internal Revenue Code (``Code'') by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was enacted on December 22, 2017. The proposed regulations modify the ownership attribution rules applicable to outbound transfers of stock or securities of a domestic corporation under section 367(a). The proposed regulations also narrow the scope of foreign corporations that are treated as controlled foreign corporations for purposes of the look-through rule under section 954(c)(6). The proposed regulations affect United States persons that transfer stock or securities of a domestic corporation to a foreign corporation that are subject to section 367(a), and United States shareholders of foreign corporations.
Ownership Attribution Under Section 958 Including for Purposes of Determining Status as Controlled Foreign Corporation or United States Shareholder
Document Number: 2020-17549
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to the modification of section 958(b) of the Internal Revenue Code (``Code'') by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was enacted on December 22, 2017. This document finalizes the proposed regulations published on October 2, 2019. The final regulations affect United States persons that have ownership interests in, or that make or receive payments to or from, certain foreign corporations.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-20793
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
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.
Establish Pricing for 2020 United States Mint Numismatic Products
Document Number: 2020-20775
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing pricing for recurring and new United States Mint numismatic products in accordance with the table shown in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below:
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple Department of Treasury Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2020-20707
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Application for Approval of Prototype Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) or Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE IRA Plan)
Document Number: 2020-20605
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 5306-A, Application for Approval of Prototype Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) or Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE IRA Plan).
Anti-Money Laundering Program Effectiveness
Document Number: 2020-20527
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-17
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
This document seeks public comment on potential regulatory amendments to establish that all covered financial institutions subject to an anti-money laundering program requirement must maintain an ``effective and reasonably designed'' anti-money laundering program. Any such amendments would be expected to further clarify that such a program assesses and manages risk as informed by a financial institution's risk assessment, including consideration of anti-money laundering priorities to be issued by FinCEN consistent with the proposed amendments; provides for compliance with Bank Secrecy Act requirements; and provides for the reporting of information with a high degree of usefulness to government authorities. The regulatory amendments under consideration are intended to modernize the regulatory regime to address the evolving threats of illicit finance, and provide financial institutions with greater flexibility in the allocation of resources, resulting in the enhanced effectiveness and efficiency of anti-money laundering programs.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5330
Document Number: 2020-20410
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Return of Excise Taxes Related to Employee Benefit Plans.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 13560
Document Number: 2020-20413
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Health Plan Administrator (HPA) Return of Funds.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Action
Document Number: 2020-20412
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more individuals that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List). OFAC has determined that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied to place the individuals on the SDN List. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these individuals are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-20343
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
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.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Customer Identification Programs, Anti-Money Laundering Programs, and Beneficial Ownership Requirements for Banks Lacking a Federal Functional Regulator
Document Number: 2020-20325
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Department of the Treasury
FinCEN is issuing a final rule implementing sections 352, 326 and 312 of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (``USA PATRIOT Act'') and removing the anti-money laundering program exemption for banks that lack a Federal functional regulator, including, but not limited to, private banks, non-federally insured credit unions, and certain trust companies. The Final Rule requires minimum standards for anti-money laundering programs for banks without a Federal functional regulator to ensure that all banks, regardless of whether they are subject to Federal regulation and oversight, are required to establish and implement anti-money laundering programs, and extends customer identification program requirements and beneficial ownership requirements to those banks not already subject to these requirements.
Provisions Pertaining to Certain Investments in the United States by Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2020-18454
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Investment Security
This final rule modifies certain provisions in the regulations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States that implement section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018. Specifically, the rule modifies the mandatory declaration provision for certain foreign investment transactions involving a U.S. business that produces, designs, tests, manufactures, fabricates, or develops one or more critical technologies. It also makes amendments to the definition of the term ``substantial interest'' and a related provision, and makes one technical revision.
Limitation on Deduction for Business Interest Expense; Allocation of Interest Expense by Passthrough Entities; Dividends Paid by Regulated Investment Companies; Application of Limitation on Deduction for Business Interest Expense to United States Shareholders of Controlled Foreign Corporations and to Foreign Persons With Effectively Connected Income
Document Number: 2020-16532
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This notice of proposed rulemaking provides rules concerning the limitation on the deduction for business interest expense after amendment of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) by the provisions commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was enacted on December 22, 2017, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which was enacted on March 27, 2020. Specifically, these proposed regulations address application of the limitation in contexts involving passthrough entities, regulated investment companies (RICs), United States shareholders of controlled foreign corporations, and foreign persons with effectively connected income in the United States. These proposed regulations also provide guidance regarding the definitions of real property development, real property redevelopment, and a syndicate. These proposed regulations affect taxpayers that have business interest expense, particularly passthrough entities, their partners and shareholders, as well as foreign corporations and their United States shareholders and foreign persons with effectively connected income. These proposed regulations also affect RICs that have business interest income, RIC shareholders that have business interest expense, and members of a consolidated group.
Limitation on Deduction for Business Interest Expense
Document Number: 2020-16531
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations providing guidance about the limitation on the deduction for business interest expense after amendment of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) by the provisions commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was enacted on December 22, 2017, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which was enacted on March 27, 2020. The regulations provide guidance to taxpayers on how to calculate the limitation, what constitutes interest for purposes of the limitation, which taxpayers and trades or businesses are subject to the limitation, and how the limitation applies in consolidated group, partnership, international, and other contexts.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-20098
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
Document Number: 2020-20028
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee
Document Number: 2020-19972
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint 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's Special Projects Committee
Document Number: 2020-19971
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's Special Projects Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.