Department of Treasury January 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Treatment of Certain Collateralized Debt Obligations Backed Primarily by Trust Preferred Securities With Regard to Prohibitions and Restrictions on Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds
Document Number: 2014-02019
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission, 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, FDIC, CFTC and SEC (individually, an ``Agency,'' and collectively, ``the Agencies'') are each adopting a common interim final rule that would permit banking entities to retain investments in certain pooled investment vehicles that invested their offering proceeds primarily in certain securities issued by community banking organizations of the type grandfathered under section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd- Frank Act''). The interim final rule is a companion rule to the final rules adopted by the Agencies to implement section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (``BHC Act''), which was added by section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-01992
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
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.
Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds
Document Number: 2013-31511
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Securities and Exchange Commission, 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, FDIC, and SEC (individually, an ``Agency,'' and collectively, ``the Agencies'') are adopting a rule that would implement section 13 of the BHC Act, which was added by section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd- Frank Act''). Section 13 contains certain prohibitions and restrictions on the ability of a banking entity and nonbank financial company supervised by the Board to engage in proprietary trading and have certain interests in, or relationships with, a hedge fund or private equity fund.
Section 707 Regarding Disguised Sales, Generally
Document Number: 2014-01637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations under section 707 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) relating to disguised sales of property to or by a partnership and under section 752 relating to the treatment of partnership liabilities. The proposed regulations address certain deficiencies and technical ambiguities in the section 707 regulations and certain issues in determining partners' shares of liabilities under section 752. The proposed regulations affect partnerships and their partners.
Rules Relating to Additional Medicare; Correction
Document Number: 2014-01619
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9645) that were published in the Federal Register on Friday, November 29, 2013. The final regulations are relating to Additional Hospital Insurance Tax on income above threshold amounts, as added by the Affordable Care Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Record and Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2014-01365
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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 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 the renewal of an information collection titled, ``Record and Disclosure Requirements Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regulations B, C, E, M, Z, and DD and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Regulation CC.'' The OCC is also giving notice that it is sending the collection to OMB for review.
Minimum Essential Coverage and Other Rules Regarding the Shared Responsibility Payment for Individuals
Document Number: 2014-01439
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed 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. These proposed regulations affect individual taxpayers who may be liable for the shared responsibility payment for not maintaining minimum essential coverage. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Section 3504 Agent Employment Tax Liability; Correction
Document Number: 2014-01389
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9649) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, December 12, 2013 (78 FR 75471). The final regulations are relating to agents authorized by the secretary under section 3504 of the Internal Revenue Code to perform acts required of employers who are home care service recipients.
Arbitrage Rebate Overpayments on Tax-Exempt Bonds; Hearing Cancellation
Document Number: 2014-01388
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document cancels a public hearing on proposed regulations that provide guidance on the recovery of overpayments of arbitrage rebate on tax-exempt bonds and other tax-advantaged bonds.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 2848, 2848(SP).
Document Number: 2014-01194
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
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 2848, 2848(SP) Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-01192
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
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 Special rules for certain medical uses of chemicals that deplete the ozone layer.
Health Insurance Providers Fee
Document Number: C1-2013-28412
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Guidance for Determining Stock Ownership
Document Number: 2014-00899
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains temporary regulations that identify certain stock of a foreign corporation that is disregarded in calculating ownership of the foreign corporation for purposes of determining whether it is a surrogate foreign corporation. These regulations also provide guidance with respect to the effect of transfers of stock of a foreign corporation after the foreign corporation has acquired substantially all of the properties of a domestic corporation or of a trade or business of a domestic partnership. These regulations affect certain domestic corporations and partnerships (and certain parties related thereto), and foreign corporations that acquire substantially all of the properties of such domestic corporations or of the trades or businesses of such domestic partnerships. The text of the temporary regulations serves as the text of the proposed regulations set forth in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register. This document also contains a final regulation that provides a cross-reference to the temporary regulations.
Guidance for Determining Stock Ownership
Document Number: 2014-00894
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-17
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 regulations that identify certain stock of a foreign corporation that is disregarded in calculating ownership of the foreign corporation for purposes of determining whether it is a surrogate foreign corporation. The temporary regulations also provide guidance with respect to the effect of transfers of stock of a foreign corporation after the foreign corporation has acquired substantially all of the properties of a domestic corporation or of a trade or business of a domestic partnership. These regulations affect certain domestic corporations and partnerships (and certain parties related thereto), and foreign corporations that acquire substantially all of the properties of such domestic corporations or of the trades or businesses of such domestic partnerships. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary regulations explains the temporary regulations and these proposed regulations.
Basis in Interests in Tax-Exempt Trusts
Document Number: 2014-00807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that provide rules for determining a taxable beneficiary's basis in a term interest in a charitable remainder trust upon a sale or other disposition of all interests in the trust to the extent that basis consists of a share of adjusted uniform basis. The regulations affect taxable beneficiaries of charitable remainder trusts.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-00802
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-17
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 nuclear decommissioning costs.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company
Document Number: 2014-00746
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-17
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 2 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, published July 1, 2013, at 78 FR 39440.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Ironshore Indemnity Inc.
Document Number: 2014-00745
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-17
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 1 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, published July 1, 2013, at 78 FR 39440.
Disallowance of Partnership Loss Transfers, Mandatory Basis Adjustments, Basis Reduction in Stock of a Corporate Partner, Modification of Basis Allocation Rules for Substituted Basis Transactions, Miscellaneous Provisions
Document Number: 2014-00649
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The proposed regulations provide guidance on certain provisions of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 and conform the regulations to statutory changes in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. The proposed regulations also modify the basis allocation rules to prevent certain unintended consequences of the current basis allocation rules for substituted basis transactions. Finally, the proposed regulations provide additional guidance on allocations resulting from revaluations of partnership property. The proposed regulations affect partnerships and their partners. This document also contains a notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-00653
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-15
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)).
Open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee
Document Number: 2014-00652
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-15
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.
Bond Premium Carryforward
Document Number: 2014-00613
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-15
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance on the tax treatment of a debt instrument with a bond premium carryforward in the holder's final accrual period. The regulations in this document provide guidance to holders of Treasury securities and other debt instruments acquired at a premium.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8940
Document Number: 2014-00534
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-14
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 8940, Request for Miscellaneous Determination.
Proposed Establishment of the Manton Valley Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2014-00523
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-14
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 11,178-acre ``Manton Valley'' viticultural area in Shasta and Tehama Counties in northern California. The proposed viticultural area does not lie within, nor does it contain, any other established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-00510
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-14
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 and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program)Allocation Application (hereafter, the Application), in anticipation of extension of the program beyond CY 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Joint Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-00481
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-14
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 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), 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 February 21, 2013, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to extend, with revision, the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report), which are currently approved collections of information. After considering the comments received on the proposal, the FFIEC and the agencies announced their final decisions regarding certain proposed revisions on May 23, 2013, which took effect June 30, 2013. The agencies also announced they were continuing to evaluate the other Call Report changes proposed in February 2013 in light of the comments received and would not implement these changes as of June 30, 2013 (and, in one case, as of December 31, 2013), as had been proposed. The FFIEC and the agencies have now completed their evaluation of these other proposed changes and plan to implement in March 2014 the proposed reporting requirements for depository institution trade names; a modified version of the reporting proposal pertaining to international remittance transfers; the proposed screening question about the reporting institution's offering of consumer deposit accounts; and, for institutions with $1 billion or more in total assets that offer such accounts, the proposed new data items on consumer deposit account balances. The FFIEC and the agencies would then implement the proposed breakdown of consumer deposit account service charges in March 2015, but only for institutions with $1 billion or more in total assets that offer consumer deposit accounts. The proposed instructions for these new items have been revised in response to comments received. In addition, the FFIEC and the agencies have decided not to proceed at this time with the proposed annual reporting by institutions with a parent holding company that is not a bank or savings and loan holding company of the amount of the parent holding company's consolidated total liabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Joint Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-00478
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-14
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 (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), 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 August 12, 2013, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), requested public comment for 60 days on proposed revisions to the regulatory capital components and ratios portion of Schedule RC-R, Regulatory Capital, in the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report or FFIEC 031 and FFIEC 041) and to the Regulatory Capital Reporting for Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (FFIEC 101). The proposed revisions to the Call Report and the FFIEC 101 are reflective of the revised regulatory capital rules issued by the agencies in July 2013 (revised regulatory capital rules). After considering the comments received on the proposed revisions, the FFIEC and the agencies will proceed with the proposed reporting revisions with some modifications as described in sections II and III of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. The proposed revisions to the FFIEC 101 and, if applicable, Call Report Schedule RC-R would be effective March 31, 2014, for institutions subject to the advanced approaches risk-based capital rule (advanced approaches institutions) that are not savings and loan holding companies. Advanced approaches institutions that are savings and loan holding companies subject to the revised regulatory capital rules would begin reporting the revised FFIEC 101 effective March 31, 2015. All other institutions that are required to file the Call Report would begin reporting the revised Call Report Schedule RC-R effective March 31, 2015.
Sales-Based Royalties and Vendor Allowances
Document Number: 2014-00327
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to the capitalization and allocation of royalties that are incurred only upon the sale of property produced or property acquired for resale (sales- based royalties). This document also contains final regulations relating to adjusting inventory costs for a type of an allowance, discount, or price rebate earned on the sale of merchandise (sales- based vendor chargebacks). These regulations modify the simplified production method and the simplified resale method of allocating capitalized costs between ending inventory and cost of goods sold. These regulations affect taxpayers that incur capitalizable sales-based royalties or earn sales-based vendor chargebacks.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Securities Offering Disclosure Rules
Document Number: 2014-00175
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-10
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 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 an information collection titled, ``Securities Offering Disclosure Rules.'' The OCC is also giving notice that it has sent the rule to OMB for review.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2013-31562
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-06
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 source of income from sales of inventory and natural resources produced in one jurisdiction and sold in another jurisdiction.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2013-31559
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-06
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 mark-to-market accounting for dealers in commodities and traders in securities or commodities.
Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2013-31205
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2014, and ending on June 30, 2014, the prompt payment interest rate is 2\1/8\ per centum per annum.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2013-31329
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-02
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 income, gift and estate tax.