Department of Treasury January 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Section 3504 Agent Employment Tax Liability
Document Number: 2010-415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations relating to employment tax liability of agents authorized by the Secretary under section 3504 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to perform acts required of employers with respect to taxes under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act on wages paid for home care services, as defined in these regulations. These proposed regulations affect employers who are home care service recipients, as defined in these regulations, and their designated agents. These regulations also propose amendments to modify the existing regulations under section 3504 to be consistent with the organizational structure of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and to update the citation to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-414
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-13
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
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. 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 its information collection titled, ``Privacy of Consumer Financial Information (12 CFR part 40).'' The OCC is also giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Departmental Offices; Debt Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-271
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-13
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
Notification of Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee January 2010 Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-375
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for January 26, 2010.
Art Advisory Panel-Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-317
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Closed meeting of the Art Advisory Panel will be held in Washington, DC.
Financial Management Service; Proposed Collection of Information: Assignment Form
Document Number: 2010-262
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Financial Management 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 a continuing information collection. By this notice, the Financial Management Service solicits comments concerning the form ``Assignment Form.''
Application and Renewal Fees Imposed on Surety Companies and Reinsuring Companies; Increase in Fees Imposed
Document Number: 2010-256
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Effective December 31, 2009, The Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service, is increasing the fees it imposes on and collects from surety companies and reinsuring companies.
Damages Received on Account of Personal Physical Injuries or Physical Sickness; Hearing
Document Number: 2010-168
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document provides notice of public hearing on a notice of proposed rulemaking relating to the exclusion from gross income for amounts received on account of personal physical injuries or physical sickness.
Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
Document Number: E9-31150
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-06
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
This document amends the Department of the Treasury's regulations on the disclosure of records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and its regulations concerning the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act). It also amends the appendices to these subparts setting forth the administrative procedures by which the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (``SIGTARP'') will process requests for records made under the FOIA, and setting forth the administrative procedures by which SIGTARP will implement the Privacy Act. In addition, the document revises the list of Treasury offices and bureaus found in this part.
Offset of Tax Refund Payments To Collect Past-Due, Legally Enforceable Nontax Debt; Correction
Document Number: 2010-20
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-06
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service published a document in the Federal Register on Monday, December 28, 2009. That document inadvertently contained incorrect dates in the rule. This document corrects those dates.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-31332
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The U.S. 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law No. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the CDFI Fund), an office within the Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) Program Awardee Reporting Form.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-31330
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) published a document in the Federal Register on November 9, 2009, inviting comments for the continued collection of information under the CDFI Fund's Quarterly Institutional Level Report for Awardees under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This document contained an incorrect reference.
Designation of One Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13438
Document Number: E9-31313
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Foreign Assets Control Office, Department of Treasury
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is publishing the name of one newly designated entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13438 of July 17, 2007, ``Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq.''
Customs and Border Protection's Bond Program
Document Number: E9-30920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document proposes amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the centralization of the continuous bond program at Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) Revenue Division, Office of Finance. Pursuant to this centralization, continuous bonds must be filed at the Revenue Division via mail, fax, or in an electronic format, and the Revenue Division will assume the bond functions previously performed at the port level. The authority to approve single transaction bonds will remain with port directors. The changes proposed in this document support CBP's bond program by ensuring an efficient and uniform approach to the approval, maintenance, and periodic review of continuous bonds. Additionally, the proposed changes update provisions to accommodate the use of information technology and modern business practices.
Endorsement and Payment of Checks Drawn on the United States Treasury
Document Number: E9-31166
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-04
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service (FMS), is proposing to amend its regulation governing the endorsement and payment of checks drawn on the United States Treasury, to provide that Treasury may direct Federal Reserve Banks to debit a financial institution's account at the financial institution's servicing Federal Reserve Bank for all check reclamations that the financial institution has not protested. Financial institutions will continue to have the right to file a protest with FMS if they believe a proposed reclamation is in error.
Application for Conversion From: (a) OTS-Regulated, State-Chartered Savings Association to Federal Savings Association; (b) National Bank, Commercial Bank, State Savings Bank, or Credit Union to Federal Savings Association; (c) State Mutual Holding Company to a Federal Mutual Holding Company
Document Number: E9-31123
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-04
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.
Amendments to the Section 7216 Regulations-Disclosure or Use of Information by Preparers of Returns
Document Number: E9-31115
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-04
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final and temporary regulations that provide rules relating to the disclosure and use of tax return information by tax return preparers. These regulations provide updated guidance affecting tax return preparers regarding the use of information related to lists for solicitation of tax return business; the disclosure or use of statistical compilations of data under section 7216 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) by a tax return preparer in connection with, or in support of, a tax return preparer's tax return preparation business, including identification of additional limited circumstances when a tax return preparer who compiles statistical information may disclose the compilation without taxpayer consent, and the placement of additional restrictions on the content of the compilation that may be disclosed under those circumstances without taxpayer consent; and the disclosure or use of information for the purpose of performing conflict reviews. The text of these temporary regulations also serves as the text of the proposed regulations set forth in the notice of proposed rulemaking on this subject in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register.
Amendments to the Section 7216 Regulations-Disclosure or Use of Information by Preparers of Returns
Document Number: E9-31114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-04
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 is issuing temporary regulations that provide updated guidance affecting tax return preparers regarding the use of information related to lists for solicitation of tax return business; the disclosure or use of statistical compilations of data under section 7216 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) by a tax return preparer in connection with, or in support of, a tax return preparer's tax return preparation business, including identification of additional limited circumstances when a tax return preparer who compiles statistical information may disclose the compilation without taxpayer consent, and the placement of additional restrictions on the content of the compilation that may be disclosed under those circumstances without taxpayer consent; and the disclosure or use of information for the purpose of performing conflict reviews. The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. This document invites comments from the public on these regulations.