Department of Treasury April 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Extension of Suspension of Coin Exchange by United States Mint
Document Number: 2016-10123
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 5120, the United States Mint established a program by which people and businesses could exchange bent and partial coins for reimbursement. Fused or mixed coins cannot be redeemed by the United States Mint. On November 2, 2015, the United States Mint suspended the exchange program for a period of six months to assess the security of the program and develop additional safeguards, as necessary, to ensure the integrity of United States coinage. Since that time, the United States Mint has made significant progress in assessing the current state of the program, evaluating risks, and identifying potential remedial measures. Additionally, the United States Mint has engaged the services of an independent contractor to assist us in these efforts. However, due to recent litigation involving the exchange program and more time needed to complete our work, the United States Mint is extending the suspension of its redemption of bent and partial coins for an additional period of six months.
Credit for Renewable Electricity Production and Refined Coal Production, and Publication of Inflation Adjustment Factor and Reference Prices for Calendar Year 2016
Document Number: 2016-10065
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The 2016 inflation adjustment factor and reference prices are used in determining the availability of the credit for renewable electricity production and refined coal production and Indian coal production under section 45.
Advisory Group to the Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division (TE/GE); Meeting
Document Number: 2016-10064
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
Suspension of Benefits Under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014
Document Number: 2016-09888
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (``MPRA''), which was enacted by Congress as part of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, relates to multiemployer defined benefit pension plans that are projected to have insufficient funds, within a specified timeframe, to pay the full plan benefits to which individuals will be entitled (referred to as plans in ``critical and declining status''). Under MPRA, the sponsor of a plan in critical and declining status is permitted to reduce the pension benefits payable to plan participants and beneficiaries if certain conditions and limitations are satisfied (referred to in MPRA as a ``suspension of benefits''). MPRA requires the Secretary of the Treasury (Treasury Department), in consultation with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and the Secretary of Labor (Labor Department), to approve or deny applications by sponsors of these plans to reduce benefits. These regulations affect active, retired, and deferred vested participants and beneficiaries of multiemployer plans that are in critical and declining status as well as employers contributing to, and sponsors and administrators of, those plans.
Section 6708 Failure To Maintain List of Advisees With Respect to Reportable Transactions
Document Number: 2016-09765
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to the penalty under section 6708 of the Internal Revenue Code for failing to make available lists of advisees with respect to reportable transactions. Section 6708 imposes a penalty upon material advisors for failing to make available to the Secretary, upon written request, the list required to be maintained by section 6112 of the Internal Revenue Code within 20 business days after the date of such request. The final regulations primarily affect individuals and entities who are material advisors, as defined in section 6111 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Leveraged Lending
Document Number: 2016-09878
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
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) (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). 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 its information collection titled, ``Leveraged Lending.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: 2016-09871
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
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 (the agencies) published a notice in the Federal Register, 81 FR 22702 (April 18, 2016), concerning Regulatory Capital Reporting for Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (FFIEC 101). This document corrects the date cited for the initial reporting of the Legal Entity Identifier by advanced approaches banking organizations from March 31, 2016, to September 30, 2016. This notice also extends the comment due date.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee
Document Number: 2016-09764
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In the Federal Register notice that was originally published on April 14, 2016, (Volume 81, Number 72, Page 22166) the time was written as 3:00 p.m. EST instead of 2:00 p.m. EST. The meeting time is: 2:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, May 19, 2016.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee
Document Number: 2016-09763
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Interagency Guidance on Asset Securitization Activities
Document Number: 2016-09730
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
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 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, ``Interagency Guidance on Asset Securitization Activities.''
Reporting of Original Issue Discount on Tax-Exempt Obligations; Basis and Transfer Reporting by Securities Brokers for Debt Instruments and Options; Correction
Document Number: 2016-09698
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9750) that published in the Federal Register on Thursday, February 18, 2016 (81 FR 8149). The final regulations relates to information reporting by brokers for transactions involving debt instruments and options, including the reporting of original issue discount (OID) on tax-exempt obligations, the treatment of certain holder elections for reporting a taxpayer's adjusted basis in a debt instrument, and transfer reporting for section 1256 options and debt instruments.
Reporting of Original Issue Discount on Tax-Exempt Obligations; Basis and Transfer Reporting by Securities Brokers for Debt Instruments and Options; Correction
Document Number: 2016-09697
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9750) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, February 18, 2016 (81 FR 8149). The final regulations relate to information reporting by brokers for transactions involving debt instruments and options, including the reporting of original issue discount (OID) on tax-exempt obligations, the treatment of certain holder elections for reporting a taxpayer's adjusted basis in a debt instrument, and transfer reporting for section 1256 options and debt instruments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reduction of Permanent Capital Notice
Document Number: 2016-09731
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
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 new 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 a new information collection titled ``Reduction of Permanent Capital Notice.''
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5558
Document Number: 2016-09675
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
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 5558, Application for Extension of Time To File Certain Employee Plan Returns.
PATH Act Changes to Section 1445; Correction
Document Number: 2016-09666
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9721) that were published in the Federal Register on Friday, February 19, 2016 (81 FR 8398). The final regulations are regarding the taxation of, and withholding on, foreign persons upon certain dispositions of, and distributions with respect to, United States real property interests (USRPIs).
Determination of Adjusted Applicable Federal Rates Under Section 1288 and the Adjusted Federal Long-Term Rate Under Section 382
Document Number: 2016-09614
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide the method to be used to adjust the applicable Federal rates (AFRs) to determine the corresponding rates under section 1288 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) for tax-exempt obligations (adjusted AFRs) and the method to be used to determine the long-term tax-exempt rate and the adjusted Federal long-term rate under section 382. For tax-exempt obligations, the regulations affect the determination of original issue discount under section 1273 and of total unstated interest under section 483. In addition, the regulations affect the determination of the limitations under sections 382 and 383 on the use of certain operating loss carryforwards, tax credits, and other attributes of corporations following ownership changes.
Examples of Program-Related Investments
Document Number: 2016-09396
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance to private foundations on program-related investments. The final regulations provide a series of examples illustrating investments that qualify as program-related investments. In addition to private foundations, these final regulations affect foundation managers who participate in the making of program-related investments.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5227
Document Number: 2016-09297
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-21
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 5227, Split-Interest Trust Information Return.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 14420
Document Number: 2016-09295
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-21
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 14420, Verification of Reported Income.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 13797
Document Number: 2016-09293
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-21
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 13797, Tribal Evaluation of Filing and Accuracy Compliance (TEFAC)Compliance Check Report.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8554 and 8554-EP
Document Number: 2016-09263
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-21
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 8554, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service and Form 8554-EP, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA).
Establishment of the Lewis-Clark Valley Viticultural Area and Realignment of the Columbia Valley Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2016-09264
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 306,650-acre Lewis-Clark Valley viticultural area in portions of Nez Perce, Lewis, Clearwater, and Latah Counties in Idaho and Asotin, Garfield, and Whitman Counties in Washington. TTB is also modifying the boundary of the existing Columbia Valley viticultural area to eliminate a partial overlap with the Lewis-Clark Valley viticultural area. The boundary modification will decrease the size of the approximately 11,370,320-acre Columbia Valley viticultural area by approximately 57,020 acres. The Lewis-Clark Valley viticultural area is not located within and does not overlap any other 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.
Funding Opportunity Title: Amended Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA) for the Combined Calendar Year (CY) 2015-CY 2016 Allocation Round of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program
Document Number: 2016-09102
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This NOAA update is issued to combine calendar year (CY) 2015CY 2016 tax credit allocation rounds of the NMTC Program, authorized by Title I, subtitle C, section 121 of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-554), as amended (the Act). On October 23, 2015, in the NOAA for the CY 2015 allocation round of the NMTC Program (the CY 2015 NOAA, 80 Federal Register 64495), the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the CDFI Fund) announced, among other things, that the CY 2015 NMTC allocation amount would be up to $5.0 billion, subject to Congressional authorization. In the NOAA for the CY 2015 allocation round the CDFI Fund also reserved the right to allocate amounts in excess of or less than the anticipated allocation amount of $5 billion. Pursuant to the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act), the authorization for the NMTC Program has been extended for five calendar years (CY 2015 through CY 2019) with $3.5 billion in annual NMTC allocation authority. In order to make NMTC allocation awards in the respective calendar years as set forth in the PATH Act, the CDFI Fund hereby amends the CY 2015 NOAA to combine the CY 2015 and the CY 2016 NMTC authorities into one allocation round (herein referred to as the ``combined CY 2015-2016 allocation round''). Accordingly, the NMTC allocation authority announced in this revised NOAA being made available in the combined CY 2015-2016 allocation round includes both the amount authorized for CY 2015 ($3.5 billion) and the amount authorized for CY 2016 ($3.5 billion), resulting in a total NMTC allocation amount of $7.0 billion for the combined CY 2015-2016 allocation round. Combination of Allocation Authority: The CY 2015 NOAA announced an expected total of up to $5.0 billion of NMTC allocation authority available in the CY 2015 round, subject to Congressional authorization. The PATH Act authorized an annual allocation authority of $3.5 billion for five years (CY 2015 to CY 2019). In order to allocate NMTC authority during the calendar year for which it was authorized, the CY 2015 NOAA is hereby amended to include both CY 2015 ($3.5 billion) and CY $2016 ($3.5 billion), with a total of $7.0 billion in NMTC authority available in the combined CY 2015-2016 allocation round. Allocation Amounts: The CY 2015 NOAA announced that the CDFI Fund, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to award tax credit allocation authority in amounts that are in excess of or less than the anticipated maximum allocation should the CDFI Fund deem it appropriate. The CDFI Fund continues to anticipate that it will not issue more than $125 million in tax credit investment authority per Allocatee. However, those determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis and in the sole discretion of the CDFI Fund. The CDFI Fund continues to reserve the right to allocate NMTC authority to any, all, or none of the entities that submitted applications in response to this NOAA, and in any amount it deems appropriate. All other information and requirements set forth in the CY 2015 NOAA shall remain effective, as published.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Privacy of Consumer Financial Information
Document Number: 2016-09043
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-19
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 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) (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 its information collection titled, ``Privacy of Consumer Financial Information.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities: Exemptions
Document Number: 2016-08936
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-19
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 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 its information collection titled, ``Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities: Exemptions.''
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-08892
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
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. The agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), have approved the publication of proposed revisions to the Regulatory Capital Reporting for Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (FFIEC 101) for public comment. The proposed revisions to the FFIEC 101 are consistent with the revised regulatory capital rule approved by the agencies in July 2013 (regulatory capital rule), as amended by subsequent revisions to the supplementary leverage ratio (SLR). The proposed collection of SLR data in Tables 1 and 2 of FFIEC 101 Schedule A would apply to all banking organizations subject to the advanced approaches risk-based capital rule (generally, banking organizations with $250 billion or more in total consolidated assets or $10 billion or more in on-balance sheet foreign exposures) (advanced approaches banking organizations), unless the advanced approaches banking organization is (i) a consolidated subsidiary of a bank holding company (BHC), savings and loan holding company (SLHC), or depository institution that is subject to the disclosure requirements in Table 13 of section 173 of the advanced approaches risk-based capital rule (advanced approaches rule), or (ii) a subsidiary of a non-U.S. banking organization that is subject to comparable public disclosure requirements in its home jurisdiction. Advanced approaches banking organizations would begin reporting the proposed SLR data items in FFIEC 101 Schedule A, Tables 1 and 2, effective with the September 30, 2016, reporting date. Separately, the proposed collection of SLR data in Tables 1 and 2 of FFIEC 101 Schedule A would apply to any U.S. intermediate holding companies (IHCs) formed or designated for purposes of compliance with the Board's Regulation YY (12 CFR 252.153) that are advanced approaches banking organizations, effective with the March 31, 2018, reporting date. Any subsidiary BHC controlled by a foreign banking organization (FBO) that was subject to the SLR requirements prior to the formation of an IHC would complete FFIEC 101 Schedule A, Tables 1 and 2, through the December 31, 2017, reporting date. The agencies would release publicly Tables 1 and 2 of FFIEC 101 Schedule A for all covered banking organizations, including IHCs that are required to complete Schedule A. At the end of the comment period, the comments will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the proposed revisions. The agencies will then submit the proposed revisions to OMB for review and final approval.
Country-by-Country Reporting; Hearing
Document Number: 2016-08882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document provides a notice of public hearing on proposed regulations that would require annual country-by-country reporting by certain United States persons that are the ultimate parent entity of a multinational enterprise group.
Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-08783
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC announces a meeting of the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee (MSAAC).
Pricing for the 2016 Mercury Dime, Standing Liberty Quarter, and Walking Liberty Half-Dollar Centennial Gold Coins
Document Number: 2016-08702
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint announces the prices of the 2016 Mercury Dime, Standing Liberty Quarter, and Walking Liberty Half-Dollar Centennial Gold Coins.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee
Document Number: 2016-08670
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-14
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: 2016-08668
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-14
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 Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee
Document Number: 2016-08667
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-14
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: 2016-08666
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee will conduct an open meeting and will solicit 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: 2016-08665
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-14
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 Special Projects Committee
Document Number: 2016-08619
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-14
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.
Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
Document Number: 2016-08618
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Members.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-08586
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-14
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. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), of which the agencies are members, has approved the agencies' publication for public comment of a proposal to extend, with revision, the Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) and the Country Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a), which are currently approved collections of information. The agencies propose to modify these collections effective September 30, 2016, to (1) have institutions provide their Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) on both reporting forms, only if they already have one, and (2) add Intermediate Holding Companies (IHCs) to the Board's respondent panel. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the proposed revisions prior to giving final approval. The agencies will then submit the revisions to OMB for review and approval.
Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC); Nominations
Document Number: 2016-08490
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requests applications of individuals to be considered for selection as members of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). Nominations should describe and document the proposed member's qualification for IRSAC membership, including the applicant's knowledge of Circular 230 regulations and the applicant's past or current affiliations and dealings with the particular tax segment(s) of the community that the applicant wishes to represent on the Council. Applications will be accepted from qualified individuals and from professional and public interest groups that wish to have representatives on the IRSAC. The IRSAC is comprised of up to thirty-five (35) members. Applications are currently being accepted for approximately four appointments that will begin in January 2017. It is important that the IRSAC continue to represent a diverse taxpayer and stakeholder base. Accordingly, to maintain membership diversity, selection is based on the applicant's qualifications as well as areas of expertise, geographic diversity, major stakeholder representation and customer segments. The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant tax administration issues. The Council advises the IRS on issues that have a substantive effect on federal tax administration. As an advisory body designed to focus on broad policy matters, the IRSAC reviews existing tax policy and/or recommends policies with respect to emerging tax administration issues. The IRSAC suggests operational improvements, offers constructive observations regarding current or proposed IRS policies, programs, and procedures, and advises the IRS with respect to issues having substantive effect on federal tax administration.
Deemed Distributions Under Section 305(c) of Stock and Rights to Acquire Stock
Document Number: 2016-08248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations regarding deemed distributions of stock and rights to acquire stock. The proposed regulations would resolve ambiguities concerning the amount and timing of deemed distributions that are or result from adjustments to rights to acquire stock. The proposed regulations also would provide additional guidance to withholding agents regarding their current withholding and information reporting obligations under chapters 3 and 4 with respect to these deemed distributions. The proposed regulations would affect corporations issuing rights to acquire stock, their shareholders and holders of these rights, and withholding agents with respect to these deemed distributions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Notice Regarding Unauthorized Access to Customer Information
Document Number: 2016-08321
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-12
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 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 its information collection titled, ``Notice Regarding Unauthorized Access to Customer Information.''
Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); Nominations
Document Number: 2016-08240
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requests applications of individuals to be considered for selection as members of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). Nominations should describe and document the proposed member's qualification for ETAAC membership, including the applicant's knowledge of regulations and the applicant's past or current affiliations and dealings with the particular tax segment or segments of the community that the applicant wishes to represent on the council. Applications will be accepted for current vacancies from qualified individuals and from professional and public interest groups that wish to have representation on ETAAC. Submissions must include an application and resume. ETAAC provides continuing input into the development and implementation of the IRS organizational strategy for electronic tax administration. The ETAAC will provide an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues such as prevention of identity theft and refund fraud in support of the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. The ETAAC members will convey the public's perceptions of IRS electronic tax administration activities, offer constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs and procedures, and suggest improvements. The IRS seeks a diverse group of individuals with experience in: Cybersecurity and information security, tax software development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product processing, systems management and improvement, implementation of customer service initiatives, consumer advocacy and public administration. This is a volunteer position and members will serve a three-year term on the ETAAC to allow for a rotation in membership which ensures that different perspectives are represented. Travel expenses within government guidelines will be reimbursed. In accordance with Department of Treasury Directive 21-03, a clearance process including fingerprints, annual tax checks, a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal check and a practitioner check with the Office of Professional Responsibility will be conducted.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee
Document Number: 2016-08232
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-08
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 Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee
Document Number: 2016-08230
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-08
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.
Treatment of Certain Interests in Corporations as Stock or Indebtedness
Document Number: 2016-07425
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations under section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) that would authorize the Commissioner to treat certain related-party interests in a corporation as indebtedness in part and stock in part for federal tax purposes, and establish threshold documentation requirements that must be satisfied in order for certain related-party interests in a corporation to be treated as indebtedness for federal tax purposes. The proposed regulations also would treat as stock certain related-party interests that otherwise would be treated as indebtedness for federal tax purposes. The proposed regulations generally affect corporations that issue purported indebtedness to related corporations or partnerships.
Inversions and Related Transactions
Document Number: 2016-07300
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains temporary regulations that address transactions that are structured to avoid the purposes of sections 7874 and 367 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) and certain post- inversion tax avoidance transactions. These regulations affect certain domestic corporations and domestic partnerships whose assets are directly or indirectly acquired by a foreign corporation and certain persons related to such domestic corporations and domestic partnerships. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of the proposed regulations set forth in the notice of proposed rulemaking on this subject in the Proposed Rules section of this issue of the Federal Register. The final regulations revise and add cross- references to coordinate the application of the temporary regulations.
Inversions and Related Transactions
Document Number: 2016-07299
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of Treasury (Treasury Department) and the IRS are issuing temporary regulations that address transactions that are structured to avoid the purposes of sections 7874 and 367 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) and certain post-inversion tax avoidance transactions in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register. The temporary regulations affect certain domestic corporations and domestic partnerships whose assets are directly or indirectly acquired by a foreign corporation and certain persons related to such domestic corporations and domestic partnerships. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.
Partial Withdrawal of Proposed Application of Section 367 to a Section 351 Exchange Resulting From a Transaction Described in Section 304(a)(1); Partial Withdrawal of Proposed Guidance for Determining Stock Ownership
Document Number: 2016-07295
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document withdraws portions of a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2009. The withdrawn portions relate to the application of section 367(b) to transactions described in section 304(a)(1). This document also withdraws portions of a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2014. The withdrawn portions relate to the identification of 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 for purposes of section 7874.
Tax Design Challenge; Requirements and Procedures; Correction
Document Number: 2016-07858
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service published a document in the Federal Register of March 22, 2016, concerning the Tax Design Challenge, a crowdsourcing competition, with cash prizes, that the IRS is hosting to begin reimagining the taxpayer experience of the future. The document omitted a requirement for participation.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8582-CR
Document Number: 2016-07822
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-06
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 Form 8582-CR, Passive Activity Credit Limitations.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-07812
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its 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 Definition of Contribution in Aid of Construction Under Section 118(c)(Sec. 1.118- 2).