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Notice of Funds Availability Inviting Applications for Financial Assistance Awards or Technical Assistance Grants Under the Native American CDFI Assistance Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Round
Document Number: 2020-03442
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Through the NACA Program, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund provides (i) FA awards of up to $1 million to Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) serving Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian populations or Native American areas defined as Federally- designated reservations, Hawaiian homelands, Alaska Native Villages and U.S. Census Bureau-designated Tribal Statistical Areas (collectively, ``Native Communities'') to build their financial capacity to lend to Eligible Markets and/or their Target Markets, and (ii) TA grants of up to $150,000 to build Certified, and Emerging CDFIs' organizational capacity to serve Eligible Markets and/or their Target Markets, and Sponsoring Entities ability to create Certified CDFIs that serve Native Communities. All awards provided through this NOFA are subject to funding availability.
Notice of Funds Availability Inviting Applications for Financial Assistance Awards or Technical Assistance Grants Under the Community Development Financial Institutions Program Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Round
Document Number: 2020-03440
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Through the CDFI Program, the CDFI Fund provides (i) FA awards of up to $1 million to Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to build their financial capacity to lend to Eligible Markets and/or their Target Markets, and (ii) TA grants of up to $125,000 to build Certified, and Emerging CDFIs' organizational capacity to serve Eligible Markets and/or their Target Markets. All awards provided through this NOFA are subject to funding availability.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form Project
Document Number: 2020-03438
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning tax information authorization and IRS disclosure authorization for victims of identity theft.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2020-03435
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collect requirements related to the treatment of distributions to foreign persons under sections 367(e)(1) and 367(e)(2).
Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2020-02652
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to Treasury Decision 9885, which was published in the Federal Register on Friday, December 6, 2019. Treasury Decision 9885 implementing the base erosion and anti-abuse tax, designed to prevent the reduction of tax liability by certain large corporate taxpayers through certain payments made to foreign related parties and certain tax credits.
Transfers of Certain Property by U.S. Persons to Partnerships With Related Foreign Partners; Correction
Document Number: 2020-02654
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to final regulations (T.D. 9891) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Treasury Decision 9891 contains final regulations that provide guidance applicable to transfers of appreciated property by U.S. persons to partnerships with foreign partners related to the transferor.
Transfers of Certain Property by U.S. Persons to Partnerships With Related Foreign Partners; Correction
Document Number: 2020-02653
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to final regulations (T.D. 9891) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Treasury Decision 9891 contains final regulations that provide guidance applicable to transfers of appreciated property by U.S. persons to partnerships with foreign partners related to the transferor.
Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
Document Number: 2020-03043
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Members.
Income Tax Withholding From Wages
Document Number: 2020-02849
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document sets forth proposed regulations that provide guidance for employers concerning the amount of Federal income tax to withhold from employee's wages, implementing recent changes in the Internal Revenue Code made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and reflecting the redesigned 2020 Form W-4 and related IRS publications. These proposed regulations affect employers that pay wages subject to Federal income tax withholding and employees who receive wages subject to Federal income tax withholding.
Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G
Document Number: 2020-02632
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-11
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 December 31, 2019. 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.
Notice of Renewal of the Art Advisory Panel of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Document Number: 2020-02630
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The charter for the Art Advisory Panel has been renewed for a two-year period beginning January 30, 2020.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4422 and Form 15056
Document Number: 2020-02591
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 4422, Application for Certificate Discharging Property Subject to Estate Tax Lien and Form 15056, Escrow Agreement for Estates.
Estate and Gift Taxes; Difference in the Basic Exclusion Amount
Document Number: 2020-01392
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to Treasury Decision 9884, which was published in the Federal Register for Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Treasury Decision 9884 contained final regulations addressing the effect of recent legislative changes to the basic exclusion amount allowable in computing Federal gift and estate taxes. The final regulations affect donors of gifts made after 2017 and the estates of decedents dying after 2017.
Determination of the Maximum Value of a Vehicle for Use With the Fleet-Average and Vehicle Cents-Per-Mile Valuation Rules
Document Number: 2020-02158
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document sets forth final regulations regarding special valuation rules for employers and employees to use in determining the amount to include in an employee's gross income for personal use of an employer-provided vehicle. The final regulations reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5227
Document Number: 2020-02079
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
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 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 5227, Split- Interest Trust Information Return.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 970
Document Number: 2020-02078
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
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 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 Application To Use LIFO Inventory Method.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8855
Document Number: 2020-02077
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
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 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 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8855, Election To Treat a Qualified Revocable Trust as Party of an Estate.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of an Approved Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; Company-Run Annual Stress Test Reporting Template and Documentation for Covered Institutions With Total Consolidated Assets of $250 Billion or More Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Document Number: 2020-01825
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-31
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 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 a revision to a regulatory reporting requirement for national banks and federal savings associations titled, ``Company-Run Annual Stress Test Reporting Template and Documentation for Covered Institutions with Total Consolidated Assets of $250 Billion or More under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Return Due Date and Extended Due Date Changes
Document Number: 2020-00467
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that update the due dates and available extensions of time to file certain tax returns and information returns. The dates are updated to reflect the statutory requirements set by section 2006 of the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 and section 201 of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. Additionally, the regulations remove a provision for electing large partnerships that was made obsolete by section 1101(b)(1) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. These regulations affect taxpayers who file Form W-2 (series, except Form W-2G), Form W-3, Form 990 (series), Form 1099-MISC, Form 1041, Form 1041-A, Form 1065, Form 1065-B, Form 1120 (series), Form 4720, Form 5227, Form 6069, Form 8804, or Form 8870.
2020 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products Grid
Document Number: 2020-01456
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-01292
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-27
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 October 4, 2019, 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. The comment period for the October 2019 notice ended on December 3, 2019. As described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, after considering the comments received on the proposal, the agencies are proceeding with the proposed revisions to the reporting forms and instructions for the Call Reports and the FFIEC 101 (except for the reporting changes arising from the proposed total loss absorbing capacity holdings rule that has not yet been finalized), but with certain modifications. In general, the modifications relate to the disclosure of an institution's election of the community bank leverage ratio framework, a change in the scope of the FFIEC 031 Call Report, and the reporting of home equity lines of credit that convert from revolving to non-revolving status. The reporting revisions that implement various changes to the agencies' capital rule would take effect in the same quarters as the effective dates of the capital rule changes, i.e., primarily as of the March 31 and June 30, 2020, report dates. Call Report revisions applicable to operating lease liabilities and home equity lines of credit would take effect in the first quarter of 2020 and 2021, respectively. In addition, the agencies are giving notice they are sending the collections to OMB for review.
Regulatory Capital Rule: Revisions to the Supplementary Leverage Ratio To Exclude Certain Central Bank Deposits of Banking Organizations Predominantly Engaged in Custody, Safekeeping, and Asset Servicing Activities
Document Number: 2019-28293
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-27
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, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are issuing a final rule to implement section 402 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. Section 402 directs these agencies to amend the regulatory capital rule to exclude from the supplementary leverage ratio certain funds of banking organizations deposited with central banks if the banking organization is predominantly engaged in custody, safekeeping, and asset servicing activities.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request on Capitalization of Interest
Document Number: 2020-01176
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
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 TD 8584, capitalization of interest.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-01175
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
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 the Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment Agreement (TRAC) for Use in the Food and Beverage Industry; the Tip Rate Determination Agreement (TRDA) for industries other than the food and beverage industry and the gaming industry.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1098-E
Document Number: 2020-01174
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
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 Student Loan Interest Statement.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8453-R
Document Number: 2020-01173
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
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 Electronic Filing Declaration for Form 8963.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8316
Document Number: 2020-01172
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
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 8316, Information Regarding Request for Refund of Social Security Tax Erroneously Withheld on Wages Received by a Nonresident Alien on an F, J, or M Type Visa.
Standardized Approach for Calculating the Exposure Amount of Derivative Contracts
Document Number: 2019-27249
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-24
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 are issuing a final rule to implement a new approachthe standardized approach for counterparty credit risk (SA- CCR)for calculating the exposure amount of derivative contracts under these agencies' regulatory capital rule. Under the final rule, an advanced approaches banking organization may use SA-CCR or the internal models methodology to calculate its advanced approaches total risk- weighted assets, and must use SA-CCR, instead of the current exposure methodology, to calculate its standardized total risk-weighted assets. A non-advanced approaches banking organization may use the current exposure methodology or SA-CCR to calculate its standardized total risk-weighted assets. The final rule also implements SA-CCR in other aspects of the capital rule. Notably, the final rule requires an advanced approaches banking organization to use SA-CCR to determine the exposure amount of derivative contracts included in the banking organization's total leverage exposure, the denominator of the supplementary leverage ratio. In addition, the final rule incorporates SA-CCR into the cleared transactions framework and makes other amendments, generally with respect to cleared transactions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-01077
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-23
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 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 its information collection titled, ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it sent the collection to OMB for review.
Transfers of Certain Property by U.S. Persons to Partnerships With Related Foreign Partners
Document Number: 2020-00383
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-23
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance applicable to transfers of appreciated property by U.S. persons to partnerships with foreign partners related to the transferor. Specifically, when a U.S. person transfers appreciated property to a partnership with a foreign partner related to the transferor, the regulations override the general nonrecognition rule unless the partnership adopts the remedial allocation method and certain other requirements are satisfied. The regulations affect U.S. partners in domestic or foreign partnerships.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Recordkeeping Requirements for Securities Transactions
Document Number: 2020-00945
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
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 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 its information collection titled, ``Recordkeeping Requirements for Securities Transactions.''
Credit for Indian Coal Production and Inflation Adjustment Factor for Calendar Years 2018 and 2019
Document Number: 2020-00884
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The inflation adjustment factor is used in determining the availability of the credit for Indian coal production under section 45. Section 128 of Division Q of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (Pub. L. 116-94) extends the credit period for the Indian coal production credit from a 12-year period beginning on January 1, 2006, to a 15-year period beginning on January 1, 2006. This provision is effective for coal produced in the United States or a possession thereof after December 31, 2017.
Art Advisory Panel-Notice of Availability of Report of 2018 Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00883
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Government in the Sunshine Act, a report summarizing the closed meeting activities of the Art Advisory Panel during Fiscal Year 2018 has been prepared. A copy of this report has been filed with the Assistant Secretary for Management of the Department of the Treasury.
Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); Nominations
Document Number: 2020-00463
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requesting applications from individuals with experience in such areas as state tax administration, cybersecurity and information security, tax software development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product processing, systems management and improvement, implementation of customer service initiatives, public administration, and consumer advocacy to be considered for selection as members of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). The IRS also strongly encourages representatives from consumer groups with an interest in tax issues to apply.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Securities Offering Disclosure Rules
Document Number: 2020-00673
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
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 an information collection titled ``Securities Offering Disclosure Rules.''
Classification of Cloud Transactions and Transactions Involving Digital Content; Hearing
Document Number: 2020-00591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document provides a notice of public hearing on proposed regulations regarding the classification of cloud transactions for purposes of the international provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. These proposed regulations also modify the rules for classifying transactions involving computer programs, including by applying the rules to transfers of digital content.
Revised Applicability Dates for Regulations Under Section 382(h) Related to Built-in Gain and Loss
Document Number: 2020-00469
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
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 Proposed Rules section of the Federal Register on September 10, 2019. That notice of proposed rulemaking contained proposed rules to provide guidance regarding the items of income and deduction that are included in the calculation of built-in gains and losses under section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). If adopted, those proposed rules would apply to any ownership change occurring after the date the Treasury decision adopting those proposed rules as a final regulation is published in the Federal Register. This notice of proposed rulemaking would delay the applicability of those proposed rules and provide transition relief for eligible taxpayers. The proposed regulations in this notice of proposed rulemaking would affect corporations that experience an ownership change for purposes of section 382.
Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds
Document Number: 2019-27846
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations governing the extent to which taxpayers may elect the Federal income tax benefits provided by section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) with respect to certain equity interests in a qualified opportunity fund (QOF). The final regulations address the comments received in response to the two notices of proposed rulemaking issued under section 1400Z-2 and provide additional guidance for taxpayers eligible to elect to temporarily defer the inclusion in gross income of certain gains if corresponding amounts are invested in certain equity interests in QOFs, as well as guidance on the ability of such taxpayers to exclude from gross income additional gain recognized after holding those equity interests for at least 10 years. The final regulations also address various requirements that must be met for an entity to qualify as a QOF, including requirements that must be met for an entity to qualify as a qualified opportunity zone business. The final regulations affect entities that self-certify as QOFs and eligible taxpayers that make investments, whether qualifying or non-qualifying, in such entities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions
Document Number: 2020-00232
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
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 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 an information collection titled, ``Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions,'' which is currently an approved collection.
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations; Request for Public Input
Document Number: 2019-27290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
On January 9, 2020, the OCC and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the agencies) published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would amend their regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The OCC seeks public input with this request for information to assist in determining how the proposed rule might be revised to ensure that the final rule better achieves the statute's purpose of encouraging banks to help serve their communities by making the framework more objective, transparent, consistent, and easy to understand. Specifically, this request for information seeks bank- specific data and information to supplement currently-available data and to inform potential revisions to modernize and strengthen the CRA regulatory framework.
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Document Number: 2019-27940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) propose regulations that could encourage banks to provide billions more each year in Community Reinvestment Act-qualified lending, investment, and services by modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to better achieve the law's underlying statutory purpose of encouraging banks to serve their communities by making the regulatory framework more objective, transparent, consistent, and easy to understand. To accomplish these goals, this proposed rule would strengthen the CRA regulations by clarifying which activities qualify for CRA credit, updating where activities count for CRA credit, creating a more transparent and objective method for measuring CRA performance, and providing for more transparent, consistent, and timely CRA-related data collection, recordkeeping, and reporting.
Employment Contracts, Mutual to Stock Conversions, Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2019-28074
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC seeks comment on a proposed rule that would implement changes recommended in the March 2017 Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act report, including the repeal of the OCC's employment contract rule for Federal savings associations, and amend the OCC's fiduciary rules. The proposed rule also would amend the OCC's rule for conversions from mutual to stock form of a savings association to reduce burden, increase flexibility, and update cross-references. Additionally, the proposed rule would update cross-references to repealed and integrated rules, remove unnecessary definitions, and make technical changes to other OCC rules.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 77)
Document Number: 2020-00018
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
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.
Establish Prices for 2019 and 2020 United States Mint Numismatic Products
Document Number: 2019-28401
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing pricing for United States Mint numismatic products in accordance with the table below:
Federal Government Participation in the Automated Clearing House
Document Number: 2019-27261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) is proposing to amend its regulation governing the use of the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network by Federal agencies. Our regulation adopts, with some exceptions, the Nacha Operating Rules developed by Nacha, formerly known as NACHAThe Electronic Payments Association (Nacha), as the rules governing the use of the ACH Network by Federal agencies. We are issuing this proposed rule to address changes that Nacha has made to the Nacha Operating Rules since the publication of the 2016 Nacha Operating Rules & Guidelines book. These changes include amendments set forth in the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Nacha Operating Rules & Guidelines books, including supplements thereto, with an effective date on or before June 30, 2021.
Regulations Relating to Withholding and Reporting Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2019-27979
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance on certain due diligence and reporting rules applicable to persons making certain U.S. source payments to foreign persons, and guidance on certain aspects of reporting by foreign financial institutions on U.S. accounts. The final regulations affect persons making certain U.S.- related payments to certain foreign persons and foreign financial institutions reporting certain U.S. accounts.
Surety Companies Doing Business With the United States; Request for Information
Document Number: 2019-28193
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) administers the corporate federal surety bond program (``the program''), under which Fiscal Service processes and evaluates applications from companies seeking to underwrite or reinsure federal surety bonds. Fiscal Service is considering modernizing and improving the program. To support this effort, Fiscal Service requests information from stakeholders on these topics, including views regarding the application process for certificates of authority, the data that Fiscal Service should consider, and the analytical methods it should use when evaluating an applicant's financial condition.
Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2019-28192
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2020, and ending on June 30, 2020, the prompt payment interest rate is 2\1/8\ per centum per annum.
Other Real Estate Owned and Technical Amendments; Correction
Document Number: 2019-28054
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
On October 22, 2019, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published in the Federal Register a final rule to revise the other real estate owned rule and make related technical amendments. The final rule had an effective date of December 1, 2019. On November 21, 2019, the OCC published a correction to that final rule in the Federal Register amending the final rule's effective date to January 1, 2020. This document corrects and supplements the November 21, 2019, final rule.
Notification of Inflation Adjustments for Civil Money Penalties
Document Number: 2019-28053
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is providing notice of its maximum civil money penalties as adjusted for inflation. The inflation adjustments are required to implement the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.