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Expansion of the Monticello Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2018-27125
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is expanding the approximately 1,320-square mile ``Monticello'' viticultural area in Albemarle, Greene, Nelson, and Orange Counties, in Virginia, by approximately 166 square miles, into Fluvanna County, Virginia. The established viticultural area and the expansion area are not located 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.
Establish Pricing for 2018 United States Mint American InnovationTM
Document Number: 2018-27069
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing the pricing for 2018 American Innovation coin products. These prices are listed in the table below.
Establishment of the Van Duzer Corridor Viticultural Area and Clarification of the Eola-Amity Hills Viticultural Area Boundary Description
Document Number: 2018-27017
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
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 59,871-acre ``Van Duzer Corridor'' viticultural area in Polk and Yamhill Counties, Oregon. The viticultural area lies entirely within the established 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 also clarifies the boundary description of the adjacent Eola-Amity Hills viticultural area.
Expansion of the Arroyo Seco Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2018-27014
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is expanding the approximately 18,240-acre ``Arroyo Seco'' viticultural area in Monterey County, California, by approximately 90 acres. The established Arroyo Seco viticultural area and the expansion area both lie within the established Monterey viticultural area and the larger, multi-county Central Coast viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Proposed Establishment of the Eastern Connecticut Highlands Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2018-27016
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-13
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 1,246 square-mile ``Eastern Connecticut Highlands'' viticultural area in all or portions of Hartford, New Haven, Tolland, Windham, New London, and Middlesex Counties in Connecticut. The proposed viticultural area is not within and does not overlap any other established AVA. 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 West Sonoma Coast Viticultural Area
Document Number: C1-2018-26321
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-12
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-26625
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-10
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 taxation of gain or loss from certain nonfunctional currency transactions.
Real Estate Appraisals
Document Number: 2018-26507
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-07
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, Board, and FDIC (collectively, the agencies) are inviting comment on a proposed rule to amend the agencies' regulations requiring appraisals for certain real estate-related transactions. The proposed rule would increase the threshold level at or below which appraisals would not be required for residential real estate-related transactions from $250,000 to $400,000. Consistent with the requirement for other transactions that fall below applicable thresholds, regulated institutions would be required to obtain an evaluation of the real property collateral that is consistent with safe and sound banking practices. The proposed rule would make conforming changes to add transactions secured by residential property in rural areas that have been exempted from the agencies' appraisal requirement pursuant to the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act to the list of exempt transactions. The proposed rule would require evaluations for these exempt transactions. Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the proposed rule would amend the agencies' appraisal regulations to require regulated institutions to subject appraisals for federally related transactions to appropriate review for compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Guidance Related to the Foreign Tax Credit, Including Guidance Implementing Changes Made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Document Number: 2018-26322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance relating to the determination of the foreign tax credit under the Internal Revenue Code (the ``Code''). The guidance relates to changes made to the applicable law by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the ``Act''), which was enacted on December 22, 2017. Guidance on other foreign tax credit issues, including in relation to pre-Act statutory amendments, is also included in this document. The proposed regulations provide guidance needed to comply with statutory changes and affect individuals and corporations claiming foreign tax credits.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 6252
Document Number: 2018-26472
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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 6252, Installment Sale Income.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-26471
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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 Distributions of Stock and Stock Rights.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5304-SIMPLE, Form 5305-SIMPLE, and Notice 98-4
Document Number: 2018-26470
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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 5304-SIMPLE, Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE)Not for Use With a Designated Financial Institution; Form 5305-SIMPLE, Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE)for Use With a Designated Financial Institution; Notice 98-4, Simple IRA Plan Guidance
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 13013, 13013-D and, 14388
Document Number: 2018-26469
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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 13013, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Membership Application, and Form 13013-D, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Check Waiver and Form 14388 Taxpayer Advocate Panel (TAP) Outreach.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 13285-A
Document Number: 2018-26468
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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 13285-A, Reducing Tax Burden on America's Taxpayers.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2007-52
Document Number: 2018-26466
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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 Notice 2007-52, Qualifying Advanced Coal Project Program.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-26465
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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 an existing notice of proposed rulemaking and temporary regulations, FI-255-82 (TD 7852), Registration Requirements With Respect to Debt Obligations (Sec. 5f.103-1(c)).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Annual Stress Test Rule
Document Number: 2018-26382
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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 the renewal of this 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. Currently, the OCC is soliciting comment concerning the renewal of its information collection titled ``Annual Stress Test Rule.''
Proposed Establishment of the Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2018-26323
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
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 215-square mile ``Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County'' viticultural area in Henderson County, North Carolina. 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 West Sonoma Coast Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2018-26321
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
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 141,846-acre ``West Sonoma Coast'' viticultural area in Sonoma County, California. The proposed viticultural area lies entirely within the established Sonoma Coast and North Coast viticultural areas and contains the established Fort Ross-Seaview 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.
Establishment of the Upper Hudson Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2018-26320
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
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 1,500-square mile ``Upper Hudson'' viticultural area in all or portions of Albany, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington Counties in New York. The Upper Hudson viticultural area is not located 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.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request for Disclosure of Returns and Return Information to Designee of Taxpayer
Document Number: 2018-26259
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
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 disclosure of returns and return information to a designee of a taxpayer.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request for Tests for Determining Whether an Obligation is Principally Secured
Document Number: 2018-26258
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
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 modifications of commercial mortgage loans held by a real estate mortgage investment conduit.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request for Form 8918
Document Number: 2018-26256
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
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 disclosure of reportable transactions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Leasing
Document Number: 2018-26252
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
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). 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 the renewal of its information collection titled, ``Leasing.''
Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Funding and Liquidity Risk Management
Document Number: 2018-26251
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
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). 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 renewal of its information collection titled, ``Funding and Liquidity Risk Management.''
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-26208
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning qualified plug-in electric vehicle credit.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-26162
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning TD 9575, regulations regarding disclosure of the summary of benefits and coverage and the uniform glossary for group health plans and health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 97-34
Document Number: 2018-26161
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
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 Information Reporting on Transactions With Foreign Trusts and on Large Foreign Gifts.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 72)
Document Number: 2018-25530
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice.
Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages
Document Number: 2018-24446
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is proposing to amend its regulations governing the labeling and advertising of wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages. TTB proposes to reorganize and recodify these regulations in order to simplify and clarify regulatory standards, incorporate guidance documents and current policy into the regulations, and reduce the regulatory burden on industry members where possible.
Estate and Gift Taxes; Difference in the Basic Exclusion Amount
Document Number: 2018-25538
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations addressing the effect of recent legislative changes to the basic exclusion amount used in computing Federal gift and estate taxes. The proposed regulations will affect donors of gifts made after 2017 and the estates of decedents dying after 2017.
Publication of the Tier 2 Tax Rates
Document Number: 2018-25459
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Publication of the tier 2 tax rates for calendar year 2019 as required by section 3241(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tier 2 taxes on railroad employees, employers, and employee representatives are one source of funding for benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act.
Appraisals for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans Exemption Threshold
Document Number: 2018-25400
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The OCC, the Board, and the Bureau are finalizing amendments to the official interpretations for their regulations that implement section 129H of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Section 129H of TILA establishes special appraisal requirements for ``higher-risk mortgages,'' termed ``higher-priced mortgage loans'' or ``HPMLs'' in the agencies' regulations. The OCC, the Board, the Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) (collectively, the Agencies) issued joint final rules implementing these requirements, effective January 18, 2014. The Agencies' rules exempted, among other loan types, transactions of $25,000 or less, and required that this loan amount be adjusted annually based on any annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). If there is no annual percentage increase in the CPI-W, the OCC, the Board, and the Bureau will not adjust this exemption threshold from the prior year. However, in years following a year in which the exemption threshold was not adjusted, the threshold is calculated by applying the annual percentage increase in the CPI-W to the dollar amount that would have resulted, after rounding, if the decreases and any subsequent increases in the CPI-W had been taken into account. Based on the CPI-W in effect as of June 1, 2018, the exemption threshold will increase from $26,000 to $26,700, effective January 1, 2019.
User Fees Relating to Enrolled Agents and Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents
Document Number: 2018-25210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed amendments to the regulations relating to imposing user fees for enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents. The proposed regulations remove the initial enrollment user fee for enrolled retirement plan agents because the IRS no longer offers initial enrollment as an enrolled retirement plan agent. The proposed regulations also increase the amount of the renewal user fee for enrolled retirement plan agents from $30 to $67. In addition, the proposed regulations increase the amount of both the enrollment and renewal user fee for enrolled agents from $30 to $67. The proposed regulations affect individuals who are or apply to become enrolled agents and individuals who are enrolled retirement plan agents. The Independent Offices Appropriations Act of 1952 authorizes charging user fees.
Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G
Document Number: 2018-25155
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This notice is provided in accordance with IRC section 6039G of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996, as amended. This listing contains the name of each individual losing United States citizenship (within the meaning of section 877(a) or 877A) with respect to whom the Secretary received information during the quarter ending September 30, 2018. For purposes of this listing, long-term residents, as defined in section 877(e)(2), are treated as if they were citizens of the United States who lost citizenship.
Reduced Reporting for Covered Depository Institutions
Document Number: 2018-24587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (collectively, the agencies) are inviting comment on a proposed rule that would implement section 205 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act by: Expanding the eligibility to file the agencies' most streamlined report of condition, the FFIEC 051 Call Report, to include certain insured depository institutions with less than $5 billion in total consolidated assets that meet other criteria; and, establishing reduced reporting on the FFIEC 051 Call Report for the first and third reports of condition for a year. The OCC and Board also are proposing similar reduced reporting for certain uninsured institutions that they supervise with less than $5 billion in total consolidated assets that otherwise meet the same criteria. This Federal Register notice also includes a Paperwork Reduction Act notice to reduce the amount of data required to be reported on the FFIEC 051 Call Report for the first and third calendar quarters, and other related changes.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee
Document Number: 2018-24879
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act
Document Number: 2018-24514
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
These rules finalize, with changes based on public comments, the interim final rules issued in the Federal Register on October 13, 2017 concerning moral exemptions and accommodations regarding coverage of certain preventive services. These rules finalize expanded exemptions to protect moral beliefs for certain entities and individuals whose health plans are subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage through guidance issued pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. These rules do not alter the discretion of the Health Resources and Services Administration, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to maintain the guidelines requiring contraceptive coverage where no regulatorily recognized objection exists. These rules also leave in place an optional ``accommodation'' process for certain exempt entities that wish to use it voluntarily. These rules do not alter multiple other federal programs that provide free or subsidized contraceptives for women at risk of unintended pregnancy.
Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act
Document Number: 2018-24512
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
These rules finalize, with changes based on public comments, interim final rules concerning religious exemptions and accommodations regarding coverage of certain preventive services issued in the Federal Register on October 13, 2017. These rules expand exemptions to protect religious beliefs for certain entities and individuals whose health plans are subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage through guidance issued pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. These rules do not alter the discretion of the Health Resources and Services Administration, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to maintain the guidelines requiring contraceptive coverage where no regulatorily recognized objection exists. These rules also leave in place an ``accommodation'' process as an optional process for certain exempt entities that wish to use it voluntarily. These rules do not alter multiple other federal programs that provide free or subsidized contraceptives for women at risk of unintended pregnancy.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2018-81
Document Number: 2018-24831
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
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 Notice 2018-81, Notice Regarding Certain Church Plan Clarifications under Section 336 of the PATH Act.
Hardship Distributions of Elective Contributions, Qualified Matching Contributions, Qualified Nonelective Contributions, and Earnings
Document Number: 2018-24812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed amendments to the regulations relating to hardship distributions from section 401(k) plans. The amendments reflect statutory changes affecting section 401(k) plans, including recent changes made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. These regulations would affect participants in, beneficiaries of, employers maintaining, and administrators of plans that contain cash or deferred arrangements or provide for employee or matching contributions.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request for Form 5213
Document Number: 2018-24735
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
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 Form 5213, Election to Postpone Determination as To Whether the Presumption Applies That an Activity Is Engaged in for Profit.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Excise Tax; Tractors, Trailers, Trucks, and Tires; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2018-24734
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
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 floor stocks credits or refunds and consumer credits or refunds with respect to certain tax-repealed articles; excise tax on heavy trucks, and excise tax on heavy trucks, truck trailers, semitrailers, and tractors; reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-24731
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
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 required distributions from retirement plans.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-24730
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
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 procedure for waiver of right to consistent agreement of partnership items and partnership-level determinations as to penalties, additions to tax, and additional amounts.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-24729
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
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 procedure for filing forms W-2 in certain acquisitions.
Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-24723
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC has determined that the renewal of the charter of the OCC Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee (MSAAC) is necessary and in the public interest. The OCC hereby gives notice of the renewal of the charter.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4255
Document Number: 2018-24666
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
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 Recapture of Investment Credit.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Leveraged Lending
Document Number: 2018-24616
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
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). 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 the renewal of its information collection titled ``Leveraged Lending.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Request for Comment; Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003
Document Number: 2018-24615
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
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 a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the renewal of its information collection titled, ``Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003.''