Department of Treasury July 15, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Expansion of the Paso Robles Viticultural Area (2008R-073P)
Document Number: E8-16167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-15
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau proposes to expand by 2,635 acres the existing 609,673-acre Paso Robles American viticultural area in San Luis Obispo County, California. If this change is approved, the expanded Paso Robles viticultural area would continue to lie entirely within San Luis Obispo County and within the multi- county Central Coast viticultural area. We designate viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. We invite comments on this proposed change to our regulations.
Postponement of Certain Tax-Related Deadlines by Reason of Presidentially Declared Disaster or Terroristic or Military Actions
Document Number: E8-15939
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-15
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a proposed regulation that proposes to amend existing regulations issued under section 7508A of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The purpose of the proposed regulation is to clarify rules relating to the postponement of certain tax-related acts by reason of a Presidentially declared disaster or terroristic or military action. The proposed regulation clarifies the scope of relief under section 7508A and specifies that interest may be suspended during the postponement period. These changes are necessary to reflect changes in the law made by the Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act and current IRS practice. The proposed regulation will affect taxpayers determined by the Secretary to be affected by a Presidentially declared disaster or terroristic or military action.