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

Art Advisory Panel-Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-07171
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Closed meeting of the Art Advisory Panel will be held in New York, NY.
Art Advisory Panel of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Document Number: 2014-07154
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
It is in the public interest to continue the existence of the Art Advisory Panel. The current charter of the Art Advisory panel will be renewed for a period of two years.
Designation of Payor To Perform Acts Required of an Employer
Document Number: 2014-07152
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations under section 3504 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) providing circumstances under which a person (payor) is designated to perform the acts required of an employer and is liable for employment taxes with respect to wages or compensation paid by the payor to individuals performing services for the payor's client pursuant to a service agreement between the payor and the client.
Electronic Submission of Forms, the Finished Products Records for Distilled Spirits Plants, and Closures on Certain Distilled Spirits Products
Document Number: 2014-06869
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-27
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is amending its regulations regarding the electronic submission of forms to provide for the electronic submission to TTB of copies of certain forms, where the original is to be retained by the submitter along with other records. This amendment removes a barrier that industry members have faced when trying to apply for permits completely by electronic means. TTB is also amending its regulations to address circumstances where TTB requires certain information to be submitted to other agencies. Specifically, the amendments provide that TTB requirements for information to be submitted to another agency may be met by the electronic submission of the information, as long as the other agency has provided for such a submission of information by electronic means. In addition, TTB is amending its regulations governing the records that distilled spirits plant (DSP) proprietors must keep of finished products. Specifically, TTB is removing the requirement that DSP proprietors keep a daily summary record of the kind of distilled spirits bottled or packaged. Finally, TTB is amending its regulations regarding closures that must be affixed to containers of imported distilled spirits products or of such products brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. The amendments remove a requirement that a part of the closure remain attached to the container when opened. This amendment will align the regulations for such products with those applicable to domestic distilled spirits products.
Dividend Equivalents From Sources Within the United States; Hearing Cancellation
Document Number: 2014-06712
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document cancels a public hearing on proposed regulations that provides guidance to nonresident alien individuals and foreign corporations that hold certain financial products providing for payments that are contingent upon or determined by reference to U.S. source dividend payments and to withholding agents.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee
Document Number: 2014-06706
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
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 Joint Committee
Document Number: 2014-06704
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
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 Notices and Correspondence Project Committee
Document Number: 2014-06703
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
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.
Open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee
Document Number: 2014-06672
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
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 Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee
Document Number: 2014-06669
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
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 Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee
Document Number: 2014-06667
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1099-A
Document Number: 2014-06510
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
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 1099-A, Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2005-62
Document Number: 2014-06508
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
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 Notice 2005-62, Modification of Notice 2005-04; Biodiesel and Aviation- Grade Kerosene.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8582
Document Number: 2014-06507
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
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 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations.
Removal of the Qualified Payment Card Agent Program
Document Number: 2014-06209
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that will remove regulations relating to information reporting and backup withholding for the Qualified Payment Card Agent (QPCA) Program. This document also amends regulations to remove references to the QPCA Program and withdraws proposed regulations relating to the QPCA Program. Enactment of the payment card and third party network reporting requirements in the Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 made the QPCA Program obsolete. Because no payors have applied to be designated as a QPCA (and no payors have been designated as a QPCA), no taxpayers will be affected by these proposed regulations.
Technical Amendments: Removal of Rules Transferred to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; OCC Address Change
Document Number: 2014-05826
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
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 removing regulations concerning registration of mortgage loan originators, and regulations relating to privacy of consumer financial information. Rulemaking authority for these rules transferred to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on July 21, 2011 pursuant to Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and these OCC rules are therefore no longer operative. The OCC also is amending its regulations to update its address to reflect its move to a new headquarters building, to update the address of its Freedom of Information Act web portal, and to update its Web site address.
Pricing for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program-Silver and Clad Coin Options
Document Number: 2014-06103
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-20
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing the following prices for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program for the silver and clad coin options:
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1097-BTC
Document Number: 2014-06074
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
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 1097-BTC, Bond Tax Credit.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-05991
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
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)).
New Information Collection Request for a New OMB Control Number: Comment Request for Quantitative Public Opinion Research for Circulating Coins-Surveys and Focus Group Interviews
Document Number: 2014-05980
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Pursuant to the Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111- 302), the United States Mint invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on its intention to use opinion surveys and focus group interviews to solicit the public's views on the nation's circulating coins. The intent is to survey the general public on topics including, but not limited to, the following: The one-cent coin (penny), characteristics of potential alternative metals for use in coin production, and consumer behavior with the use of coins. This request for comment is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U. S. C. 3506 (c)(2)(A)).
Renewal of Currently Approved Information Collection: Comment Request for Customer Satisfaction and Opinion Surveys and Focus Group Interviews
Document Number: 2014-05979
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on currently approved information collection 1525-0012, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The United States Mint, a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments on the United States Mint customer satisfaction and opinion surveys and focus group interviews.
Renewal of Currently Approved Information Collection: Comment Request for Application for Intellectual Property Use Form
Document Number: 2014-05977
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on currently approved information collection 1525-0013, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The United States Mint, a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments on the United States Mint Application for Intellectual Property Use form.
Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Matching Grant Program; Availability of Application for Federal Financial Assistance
Document Number: 2014-05571
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document provides notice of the availability of the application package for the 2015 Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program.
Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program Availability of Application Packages
Document Number: 2014-05563
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document provides notice of the availability of Application Packages for the 2015 Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-05561
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
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, Disclosure of Returns and Return Information by Other Agencies (301.6103(p)(2)(B)-1).
Supervisory Guidance on Implementing Dodd-Frank Act Company-Run Stress Tests for Banking Organizations With Total Consolidated Assets of More Than $10 Billion but Less Than $50 Billion
Document Number: 2014-05518
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-13
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 Board, FDIC, and OCC, (collectively, the agencies) are issuing this guidance, which outlines principles for implementation of the stress tests required under section 165(i)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act or DFA stress tests), applicable to all bank and savings and loan holding companies, national banks, state member banks, state nonmember banks, Federal savings associations, and state-chartered savings associations with more than $10 billion but less than $50 billion in total consolidated assets (collectively, the $10-50 billion companies). The guidance discusses supervisory expectations for DFA stress test practices and offers additional details about methodologies that should be employed by these companies.
Request for Information Regarding Provider Non-Discrimination
Document Number: 2014-05348
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document is a request for information regarding provider non-discrimination. The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments) invite public comments via this request for information.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-05256
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
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)). The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to methods to determine taxable income in connection with a cost sharing arrangement.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-05254
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
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 an existing regulation relating to electing small business trusts.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 637
Document Number: 2014-05246
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
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 637, Application for Registration (For Certain Excise Tax Activities).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-05237
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
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, Environmental Settlement FundsClassification.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Change in State of Incorporation; Bond Safeguard Insurance Company; Correction
Document Number: 2014-05078
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Fiscal Service published in the Federal Register of February 25, 2014, 79 FR 10624, Supplement No. 4 to Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision. Supplement No. 4 provided notice that BOND SAFEGUARD INSURANCE COMPANY had redomesticated from the state of Illinois to the state of South Dakota effective December 9, 2013, and that Federal bond- approving officials should annotate their reference copies of the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, to reflect this change. This notice information was correctly stated in the first paragraph of the Supplementary Information section. Supplement No. 4 provided incorrect notice information in the second paragraph of the Supplementary Information section. The second paragraph stated: ``With respect to any bonds currently in force with this company, bond-approving officers may let such bonds run to expiration and need not secure new bonds. However, no new bonds should be accepted from this company and bonds that are continuous in nature should not be renewed.'' Supplement No. 4 is being corrected to delete this second paragraph because it only applies (and should only be included in notices) when a surety has been removed or terminated from Treasury Circular 570, which is not the case here. BOND SAFEGUARD INSURANCE COMPANY is and continues to be an acceptable surety on Federal bonds which meets Treasury Circular 570 requirements.
Information Reporting of Minimum Essential Coverage
Document Number: 2014-05051
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations providing guidance to providers of minimum essential health coverage that are subject to the information reporting requirements of section 6055 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Health insurance issuers, certain employers, and others that provide minimum essential coverage to individuals must report to the IRS information about the type and period of coverage and furnish the information in statements to covered individuals. These final regulations affect health insurance issuers and carriers, employers, governments, and other persons that provide minimum essential coverage to individuals.
Information Reporting by Applicable Large Employers on Health Insurance Coverage Offered Under Employer-Sponsored Plans
Document Number: 2014-05050
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations providing guidance to employers that are subject to the information reporting requirements under section 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), enacted by the Affordable Care Act (generally employers with at least 50 full-time employees, including full-time equivalent employees). Section 6056 requires those employers to report to the IRS information about the health care coverage, if any, they offered to full-time employees, in order to administer the employer shared responsibility provisions of section 4980H of the Code. Section 6056 also requires those employers to furnish related statements to employees that employees may use to determine whether, for each month of the calendar year, they may claim on their individual tax returns a premium tax credit under section 36B (premium tax credit). The regulations provide for a general reporting method and alternative reporting methods designed to simplify and reduce the cost of reporting for employers subject to the information reporting requirements under section 6056. The regulations affect those employers, employees and other individuals.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-05044
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
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)). The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to amortizable bond premium.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-05043
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
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 certain returned magazines, paperbacks, or records.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Rev. Proc. 2008-27
Document Number: 2014-05041
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
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 Rev. Proc. 2008-27, 9100 Relief Under Sections 897 and 1445.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-05040
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
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 an existing regulations relating to electing small business trusts.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8609 and 8609A
Document Number: 2014-05039
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
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 8609, Low-Income Housing Credit Allocation and Certification, and Form 8609-A, Annual Statement for Low-Income Housing Credit.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Publication 3319
Document Number: 2014-05038
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
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 Publication 3319, Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics 2012 Grant Application Package and Guidelines.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-05037
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
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)). The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to the obligation of material advisors to prepare and maintain lists with respect to reportable transactions.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended
Document Number: 2014-04947
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-07
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: 46.002, Criminal Investigation Management Information System (CIMIS) and case files; 46.003, Confidential Informants; 46.005, Electronic Surveillance Files; 46.009, Centralized Evaluation and Processing of Information Items (CEPIIs), Evaluation and Processing of Information (EOI); 46.015, Relocated Witnesses; and 46.050, Automated Information Analysis System.
Withholding of Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons, Information Reporting and Backup Withholding on Payments Made to Certain U.S. Persons, and Portfolio Interest Treatment
Document Number: 2014-03991
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final and temporary regulations that revise certain provisions of the final regulations regarding withholding of tax on certain U.S. source income paid to foreign persons, information reporting and backup withholding with respect to payments made to certain U.S. persons, portfolio interest paid to nonresident alien individuals and foreign corporations, and the associated requirements governing collection, refunds, and credits of withheld amounts under these rules. The revisions are necessary to coordinate these regulations with the documentation, withholding, and reporting provisions included in regulations regarding information reporting by foreign financial institutions (FFIs) with respect to U.S. accounts and withholding on certain payments to FFIs and other foreign entities under chapter 4 of Subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The temporary regulations also revise certain provisions of the final regulations relating to the statutory exemption for portfolio interest in light of amendments to the statute. Moreover, these temporary regulations remove certain transitional documentation rules from the regulations relating to withholding of tax on certain U.S. source income paid to foreign persons. These temporary regulations affect persons making payments of U.S. source income to foreign persons, persons making payments to certain U.S. persons subject to reporting, and foreign persons making claims for refund or credit of income tax withheld or claiming the exclusion from tax provided for portfolio interest. The text of these temporary regulations also serves as the text of the proposed regulations (REG-134361-12) set forth in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register.
Withholding of Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons and Revision of Information Reporting and Backup Withholding Regulations
Document Number: 2014-03990
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations (TD 9658) that provide revise certain provisions of the final regulations regarding withholding of tax on certain U.S. source income paid to foreign persons, information reporting and backup withholding with respect to payments made to certain U.S. persons, portfolio interest treatment for nonresident alien individuals and foreign corporations, and requirements for certain claims for refund or credit of income tax made by foreign persons. The text of the temporary regulations published in the Federal Register also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. This document also provides notice of public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Regulations Relating to Information Reporting by Foreign Financial Institutions and Withholding on Certain Payments to Foreign Financial Institutions and Other Foreign Entities
Document Number: 2014-03967
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final and temporary regulations under chapter 4 of Subtitle A (sections 1471 through 1474) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code) regarding information reporting by foreign financial institutions (FFIs) with respect to U.S. accounts and withholding on certain payments to FFIs and other foreign entities. These regulations affect persons making certain U.S.-related payments to FFIs and other foreign entities and payments by FFIs to other persons. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of the proposed regulations set forth in a cross-reference notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-130967-13) published in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register.
Regulations Relating to Information Reporting by Foreign Financial Institutions and Withholding on Certain Payments to Foreign Financial Institutions and Other Foreign Entities
Document Number: 2014-03960
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury Department) are issuing final and temporary regulations that provide guidance under chapter 4 of Subtitle A (sections 1471 through 1474) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code). These regulations address reporting by foreign financial institutions (FFIs) with respect to U.S. accounts and withholding on certain payments to FFIs and other foreign entities. The text of the temporary regulations published in the Federal Register also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Amendment of Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA) Inviting Applications for the Combined Calendar Year (CY) 2013 and 2014 Allocation Round of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program
Document Number: 2014-04723
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This notice amends the NOAA that was published on July 29, 2013 (78 FR 45604) for the combined calendar year 2013 and 2014 allocation round of the NMTC Program, as authorized by Title I, subtitle C, section 121 of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-554) and as amended thereafter. Through the NMTC Program, the CDFI Fund provides authority to CDEs to offer an incentive to investors in the form of tax credits over seven years, which is expected to stimulate the provision of private investment capital that, in turn, will facilitate economic and community development in Low- Income Communities. The July 29, 2013 NOAA announced the availability of up to $8.5 billion of NMTC investment authority, $3.5 billion of which was authorized by American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and an additional $5.0 billion, which was subject to Congressional authorization. Because the CDFI Fund has not received Congressional allocation authority for calendar year 2014 as of the date of this notice, it is amending the July 29, 2013 NOAA to reflect the authorized authority for calendar year 2013 only. Thus, this notice revises the July 29, 2013 NOAA such that the funding opportunity announced therein no longer includes the combined calendar years 2013 and 2014, but is for calendar year 2013 only. Decrease in Allocation Authority: The July 29, 2013 NOAA announced that there would be a total of $8.5 billion of NMTC allocation authority available in the combined calendar year 2013 and 2014 Allocation Round. This notice revises the July 29, 2013 NOAA such that $3.5 billion of NMTC allocation authority is available for calendar year 2013 only. Decrease of Award Amount: The July 29, 2013 NOAA also announced that the CDFI Fund anticipates that it will provide allocation awards of not more than $125 million per Allocatee. Due to not having allocation authority for calendar year 2014 as of the date of this notice, this notice revises the July 29, 2013 NOAA such that the CDFI Fund now expects that it may provide allocation awards of not more than $100 million of allocation per Allocatee. All other information and requirements set forth in the July 29, 2013 NOAA shall remain effective, as published.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-04507
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
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 the existing proposed regulations, REG-100194-10, Specified Tax Return Preparers Required to File Individual Income Tax Returns Using Magnetic MediaTaxpayer Choice Statements.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-04505
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
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 exclusions From gross income of foreign corporations.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2013-3
Document Number: 2014-04502
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
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 Revenue Procedure 2013-30, Uniform Late S Corporation Election Revenue Procedure.