Department of Treasury March 21, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance
Document Number: E8-5787
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, FCA, and NCUA (collectively, the Agencies) are soliciting comment on proposed revisions to the Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance (Interagency Questions and Answers). To help financial institutions meet their responsibilities under Federal flood insurance legislation and to increase public understanding of their flood insurance regulations, the staffs of the Agencies have prepared proposed new and revised guidance addressing the most frequently asked questions and answers about flood insurance. The proposed revised Interagency Questions and Answers contain staff guidance for agency personnel, financial institutions, and the public.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Application and Termination Notice for Municipal Securities Dealer Principal or Representative
Document Number: E8-5759
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of 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 comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.
Classification of Certain Foreign Entities
Document Number: E8-5687
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS and the Treasury Department are issuing temporary and final regulations relating to certain business entities included on the list of foreign business entities that are always classified as corporations for Federal tax purposes. The regulations are needed to make the Federal tax classification of Bulgarian public limited liability companies consistent with the Federal tax classification of public limited liability companies organized in other countries of the European Economic Area. They will affect persons owning an interest in a Bulgarian aktsionerno druzhestvo on or after January 1, 2007. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.
Classification of Certain Foreign Entities
Document Number: E8-5686
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains temporary and final regulations relating to certain business entities included on the list of foreign business entities that are always classified as corporations for Federal tax purposes. The regulations are needed to make the Federal tax classification of Bulgarian public limited liability companies consistent with the Federal tax classification of public limited liability companies organized in other countries of the European Economic Area. The regulations will affect persons owning an interest in a Bulgarian aktsionerno druzhestvo on or after January 1, 2007. The text of the temporary regulations serves as the text of the proposed regulations (REG-143468-07) set forth in the notice of proposed rulemaking on this subject in this issue of the Federal Register.
Reduction of Foreign Tax Credit Limitation Categories Under Section 904(d); Correction
Document Number: E8-5685
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final and temporary regulations (TD 9368) that were published in the Federal Register on Friday, December 21, 2007 (72 FR 72582) regarding the reduction of the number of separate foreign tax credit limitation categories under section 904(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. These regulations affect taxpayers claiming foreign tax credits and provide guidance needed to comply with the statutory changes made by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (AJCA).
Reduction of Foreign Tax Credit Limitation Categories Under Section 904(d); Correction
Document Number: E8-5683
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final and temporary regulations (TD 9368) that were published in the Federal Register on Friday, December 21, 2007 (72 FR 72582) regarding the reduction of the number of separate foreign tax credit limitation categories under section 904(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. These regulations affect taxpayers claiming foreign tax credits and provide guidance needed to comply with the statutory changes made by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (AJCA).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for HCTC Program Forms
Document Number: E8-5682
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 13929, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)Paper Check Request, Form 13562, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)General Registration Information Form, and Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)Administrative Change Form.
Notice of Charter Reestablishment
Document Number: E8-5677
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Pursuant to section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463) and in accordance with title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 102-3.65, notice is herby given that the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's (TAP) charter has been renewed by the Department of the Treasury, for a two-year period. The charter of this advisory committee was filed with the appropriate committees of Congress, the General Services Administration and the Library of Congress on March 17, 2008, and shall expire two years from the original filing date.
Notice Requirements for Certain Pension Plan Amendments Significantly Reducing the Rate of Future Benefit Accrual
Document Number: E8-5625
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that would provide guidance relating to the application of section 4980F of the Internal Revenue Code to a plan amendment that is permitted to reduce benefits accrued before the plan amendment's applicable amendment date. These regulations would also reflect certain amendments made to section 4980F by the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Public Law 109-280 (120 Stat. 780). These proposed regulations would affect sponsors, administrators, participants, and beneficiaries of pension plans. This document also provides a notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.