Department of Treasury 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2014-30533
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2015, and ending on June 30, 2015, the prompt payment interest rate is 2\1/8\ per centum per annum.
Additional Requirements for Charitable Hospitals; Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitals; Requirement of a Section 4959 Excise Tax Return and Time for Filing the Return
Document Number: 2014-30525
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance regarding the requirements for charitable hospital organizations added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The regulations will affect charitable hospital organizations.
Agency Information Collection Requirements: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Debt Cancellation Contracts and Debt Suspension Agreements
Document Number: 2014-30397
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
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. Currently, the OCC is soliciting comment concerning its renewal of an information collection titled ``Debt Cancellation Contracts and Debt Suspension Agreements.'' The OCC is also giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Guidance Regarding Dispositions of Tangible Depreciable Property; Correction
Document Number: 2014-30186
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9689) that were published in the Federal Register on Monday, August 18, 2014 (79 FR 48661). The final regulations are regarding dispositions of property subject to depreciation under section 168 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Appraisals for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans Exemption Threshold Adjustment-Final Rule
Document Number: 2014-30419
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The OCC, the Board and the Bureau are publishing final rules amending the official staff 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 mortgages'' 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). Based on the annual percentage increase in the CPI-W as of June 1, 2014, the OCC, the Board and the Bureau are adjusting the exemption threshold to $25,500, effective January 1, 2015.
Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary
Document Number: 2014-30243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations regarding the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) 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. It proposes changes to the regulations that implement the disclosure requirements under section 2715 of the Public Health Service Act to help plans and individuals better understand their health coverage, as well as to gain a better understanding of other coverage options for comparison. It proposes changes to documents required for compliance with section 2715 of the Public Health Service Act, including a template for the SBC, instructions, sample language, a guide for coverage example calculations, and the uniform glossary.
Regulatory Capital Rules, Liquidity Coverage Ratio: Interim Final Revisions to the Definition of Qualifying Master Netting Agreement and Related Definitions
Document Number: 2014-30218
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC and Board (collectively, the agencies) invite comment on an interim final rule that amends the definition of ``qualifying master netting agreement'' under the regulatory capital rules, and the liquidity coverage ratio rule, as well as under the lending limits rule applicable to national banks and Federal savings associations. The agencies also are proposing to amend the definitions of ``collateral agreement,'' ``eligible margin loan,'' and ``repo-style transaction'' under the regulatory capital rules. The amendments are designed to ensure that the regulatory capital, liquidity, and lending limits treatment of certain financial contracts is not affected by implementation of special resolution regimes in foreign jurisdictions or by the International Swaps and Derivative Association Resolution Stay Protocol.
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Document Number: 2014-30256
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-29
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, the Board, and the FDIC (collectively, the Agencies) are amending their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to adjust the asset-size thresholds used to define ``small bank'' or ``small savings association'' and ``intermediate small bank'' or ``intermediate small savings association.'' As required by the CRA regulations, the adjustment to the threshold amount is based on the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index.
Filing of Form 5472
Document Number: 2014-30200
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations concerning the manner of filing Form 5472, ``Information Return of a 25% Foreign-Owned U.S. Corporation or a Foreign Corporation Engaged in a U.S. Trade or Business.'' The final regulations affect certain 25-percent foreign- owned domestic corporations and certain foreign corporations that are engaged in a trade or business in the United States that are required to file Form 5472.
Credit Risk Retention
Document Number: 2014-29256
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, Commission, FHFA, and HUD (the agencies) are adopting a joint final rule (the rule, or the final rule) to implement the credit risk retention requirements of section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as added by section 941 of the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act or Dodd- Frank Act). Section 15G generally requires the securitizer of asset- backed securities to retain not less than 5 percent of the credit risk of the assets collateralizing the asset-backed securities. Section 15G includes a variety of exemptions from these requirements, including an exemption for asset-backed securities that are collateralized exclusively by residential mortgages that qualify as ``qualified residential mortgages,'' as such term is defined by the agencies by rule.
Pricing for the 2014 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin
Document Number: 2014-29713
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing a price reduction for the 2014 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin. The price of the American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin will be lowered from $52.95 to $48.95.
Pricing for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin
Document Number: 2014-29712
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing the price of the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin. The price of the American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin will be lowered from $52.95 to $48.95.
Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
Document Number: 2014-28697
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of the Interior, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, National Science Foundation, Small Business Administration, Social Security Administration, Department of State, Department of Transportation, Department of Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, National Endowment for the Arts, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Commerce, Corporation for National and Community Service, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Executive Office of the President, Management and Budget Office, National Drug Control Policy Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health and Human Services
This joint interim final rule implements for all Federal award-making agencies the final guidance Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 26, 2013. This rule is necessary in order to incorporate into regulation and thus bring into effect the Uniform Guidance as required by OMB. Implementation of this guidance will reduce administrative burden and risk of waste, fraud, and abuse for the approximately $600 billion per year awarded in Federal financial assistance. The result will be more Federal dollars reprogrammed to support the mission, new entities able to compete and win awards, and ultimately a stronger framework to provide key services to American citizens and support the basic research that underpins the United States economy.
Subordinated Debt Issued by a National Bank
Document Number: 2014-29615
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-18
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 amending its interim final rule making Basel III conforming amendments related to cross-references, subordinated debt and limits based on regulatory capital. The interim final rule, published in the Federal Register on February 28, 2014, revised and clarified the OCC's rules governing subordinated debt issued by national banks and Federal savings associations to make those rules consistent with the 2013 revised capital rules. The OCC is further clarifying the subordinated debt rules for national banks by moving certain provisions from national bank guidance to the rules and making other clarifying and technical amendments.
Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Proposed Revisions Applicable to Banking Organizations Subject to the Advanced Approaches Risk-Based Capital Rule
Document Number: 2014-28690
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-18
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the agencies) are seeking comment on an NPR that would clarify, correct, and update aspects of the agencies' regulatory capital rule applicable to banking organizations that are subject to the advanced approaches risk-based capital rule (advanced approaches banking organizations). The proposed revisions are largely driven by observations made by the agencies during the parallel-run review process of advanced approaches banking organizations. They are also intended to enhance consistency of the U.S. regulations with international standards for use of the advanced approaches rule.
Regulations Governing Retirement Savings Bonds
Document Number: 2014-29334
Type: Unknown
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, offers a new nonmarketable, electronic retirement savings bond for Treasury's new retirement savings program. The bonds will be issued to a designated custodian for Roth individual retirement accounts established under Treasury's program. This new savings bond is only available to participants in the retirement savings program and will protect the principal contributed while earning interest at a rate previously available only to federal employees invested in the Government Securities Investment Fund (G Fund) of their Thrift Savings Plan.
Federal Government Participation in the Automated Clearing House
Document Number: 2014-29198
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document corrects a technical error that appeared in the July 24, 2014 amendments to our regulation governing the use of the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network by Federal agencies.
Reporting of Specified Foreign Financial Assets
Document Number: 2014-29125
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations providing guidance relating to the provisions of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act that require specified foreign financial assets to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service for taxable years beginning after March 18, 2010. In particular, the final regulations provide guidance relating to the requirement that individuals attach a statement to their income tax return to provide required information regarding specified foreign financial assets in which they have an interest. The final regulations affect individuals required to file Form 1040, ``U.S. Individual Income Tax Return,'' or Form 1040-EZ, ``Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents,'' and certain individuals required to file Form 1040-NR, ``Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return,'' or Form 1040NR-EZ, ``U.S. Income Tax Return for Certain Nonresident Aliens with No Dependents.''
Privacy Act of 1974, as amended
Document Number: 2014-29134
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, gives notice of proposed alterations to systems of records entitled: 24.030 Individual Master File; 24.046, Business Master File; and 22.062 Electronic Filing Records.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-29089
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
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 information collection requirements related to qualified lessee construction allowances for short-term.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8717-A
Document Number: 2014-29088
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
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 8717-A, User Fee for Employee Plan Opinion or Advisory Letter Request.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee
Document Number: 2014-28854
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee
Document Number: 2014-28853
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications 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.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee
Document Number: 2014-28852
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements 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.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Special Projects Committee
Document Number: 2014-28851
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Special Projects Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee
Document Number: 2014-28850
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications 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.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee
Document Number: 2014-28849
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line 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.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee
Document Number: 2014-28848
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of an Approved Information Collection; Comment Request; Company-Run Annual Stress Test Reporting Template and Documentation for Covered Institutions With Total Consolidated Assets of $50 Billion or More Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Document Number: 2014-28575
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-05
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 comment on a revision to this 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. Currently, 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 $50 Billion or More under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.''
Annual Stress Test-Schedule Shift and Adjustments to Regulatory Capital Projections
Document Number: 2014-28420
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-03
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
On July 1, 2014, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) proposed to adjust the timing of the annual stress testing cycle and to clarify the method used to calculate regulatory capital in the stress tests (proposed rule). The OCC is now adopting the proposed rule as final (final rule). The final rule shifts the dates of the annual stress testing cycle by approximately three months. The final rule also provides that covered institutions will not have to calculate their risk-weighted assets using the internal ratings-based and advanced measurement approaches until the stress testing cycle beginning on January 1, 2016.
Publication of the Tier 2 Tax Rates
Document Number: 2014-28176
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Publication of the tier 2 tax rates for calendar year 2015 as required by section 3241(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 3241). Tier 2 taxes on railroad employees, employers, and employee representatives are one source of funding for benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act.
Minimum Essential Coverage and Other Rules Regarding the Shared Responsibility Payment for Individuals
Document Number: 2014-27998
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to the requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, as amended by the TRICARE Affirmation Act and Public Law 111-173 (collectively, the Affordable Care Act). These final regulations provide individual taxpayers with guidance under section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code on the requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage and rules governing certain types of exemptions from that requirement.
Regulatory Publication and Review Under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996
Document Number: 2014-27969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The OCC, Board, and FDIC (``we'' or ``Agencies'') announce a series of outreach meetings on the Agencies' interagency effort to review their regulations under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (``EGRPRA'').
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 928
Document Number: 2014-27724
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-24
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 928, Fuel Bond.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Electronic Operations
Document Number: 2014-27686
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-24
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 renewal of its information collection titled, ``Electronic Operations.'' The OCC is also giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Pricing for the 2014 Coin and Chronicles Set-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Document Number: 2014-27650
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing a price of $57.95 for the 2014 Coin and Chronicles SetFranklin D. Roosevelt.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Electric Insurance Company
Document Number: 2014-27508
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 4 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Failure To File Gain Recognition Agreements or Satisfy Other Reporting Obligations
Document Number: 2014-27365
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final and temporary regulations relating to the consequences to U.S. and foreign persons for failing to file gain recognition agreements (GRAs) or related documents, or to satisfy other reporting obligations, associated with certain transfers of property to foreign corporations in nonrecognition exchanges. The regulations are necessary to update and clarify the rules that apply when a U.S. or foreign person fails to file a GRA or related documents or to satisfy other reporting obligations. These regulations affect U.S. and foreign persons that transfer property to foreign corporations in nonrecognition exchanges.
Regulations Relating to Information Reporting by Foreign Financial Institutions and Withholding on Certain Payments to Foreign Financial Institutions and Other Foreign Entities; Correction
Document Number: 2014-27248
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to final and temporary regulations (TD 9657), which were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, March 6, 2014 (79 FR 12812). The regulations relate to information reporting by foreign financial institutions (FFIs) with respect to U.S. accounts and withholding on certain payments to FFIs and other foreign entities.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds-Company Name Change; Bituminous Casualty Corporation
Document Number: 2014-27111
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 3 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Additional Designations, Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act
Document Number: 2014-26976
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of 2 individuals and 1 entity whose property and interests in property have been blocked pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) (21 U.S.C. 1901-1908, 8 U.S.C. 1182).
Balanced System for Measuring Organizational and Employee Performance Within the Internal Revenue Service
Document Number: 2014-26781
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-13
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 a temporary regulation modifying the regulations governing the IRS Balanced System for Measuring Organizational and Employee Performance. The section being modified, Employee satisfaction measures, collects information from employees to measure and report on employee satisfaction. The temporary regulation provides for the reporting of this information to a higher agency level, to be consistent with other government-wide employee satisfaction surveys. The text of the temporary regulation serves as the text of the proposed regulation.
Balanced System for Measuring Organizational and Employee Performance Within the Internal Revenue Service
Document Number: 2014-26739
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains temporary and final regulations relating to the IRS system for measuring organizational and employee performance within the IRS, by measuring customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and business results. The temporary regulation will eliminate the requirement that information measuring employee satisfaction must be reported to the first-level supervisor in addition to other levels throughout the organization, thus permitting the IRS to stop using the IRS-specific Workforce Questionnaire and, instead, use the same employee satisfaction survey that is used government-wide. The text of the temporary regulation also serves as the text of proposed regulation set forth in the notice of proposed rulemaking on this subject in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register.
Arbitrage Rebate Overpayments on Tax-Exempt Bonds
Document Number: 2014-26738
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance on the recovery of overpayments of arbitrage rebate on tax-exempt bonds and other tax-advantaged bonds. These final regulations provide the deadline for filing a claim for an arbitrage rebate overpayment and certain other rules. These final regulations affect issuers of tax- exempt and tax-advantaged bonds.
Allocation of Basis in All Cash D Reorganizations
Document Number: 2014-26780
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations regarding the determination of the basis of stock or securities in certain reorganizations where no stock or securities of the issuing corporation is issued and distributed in the transaction. These final regulations clarify that only a shareholder that owns actual shares in the issuing corporation in such a reorganization can designate the actual share of stock of the issuing corporation to which the basis, if any, of the stock or securities surrendered will attach. These regulations affect corporations engaging in such transactions and their shareholders.
Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book-Entry System
Document Number: 2014-26643
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-10
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is announcing a new fee schedule applicable to transfers of U.S. Treasury book-entry securities maintained on the National Book-Entry System (NBES) that occur on or after January 2, 2015.
Allocation of Earnings and Profits in Tax-Free Transfers From One Corporation to Another; Acquiring Corporation for Purposes of Section 381
Document Number: 2014-26546
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations under section 312 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) that clarify the regulations under section 312 regarding the allocation of earnings and profits in tax- free transfers from one corporation to another. These regulations affect corporations involved in these transfers and their shareholders. This document also contains final regulations under section 381 of the Code that modify the definition of an acquiring corporation for purposes of section 381 with regard to certain acquisitions of assets. These regulations affect corporations that acquire the assets of other corporations in corporate reorganizations.
Pricing for the American $1 Coin and Currency Set
Document Number: 2014-26372
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing a price of $13.95 for the American $1 Coin and Currency Set.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 3491
Document Number: 2014-26218
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-05
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 3491, Consumer Cooperative Exemption Application.