Department of Treasury February 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Meeting; Notification of Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-04116
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 10, 2020 and March 11, 2020. Date: March 10, 2020 and March 11, 2020. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (March 10, 2020) and 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (March 11, 2020). Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room A&B, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20220. Subject: Review and discussion of candidate designs for the George H.W. Bush Coin and Barbara Bush Gold Coin and Bronze Medal (March 10, 2020); and the 2021 American Innovation $1 Coin Program (March 11, 2020). Interested members of the public may either attend the meeting in person or dial in to listen to the meeting at (866) 564-9287/Access Code: 62956028. Interested persons should call the CCAC HOTLINE at (202) 354-7502 for the latest update on meeting time and room location. Any member of the public interested in submitting matters for the CCAC's consideration is invited to submit them by email to info@ccac.gov. The CCAC advises the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and national and other medals; advises the Secretary of the Treasury with regard to the events, persons, or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins in each of the five calendar years succeeding the year in which a commemorative coin designation is made; and makes recommendations with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended. Members of the public interested in attending the meeting in person will be admitted into the meeting room on a first-come, first-serve basis as space is limited. Conference Room A&B can accommodate up to 50 members of the public at any one time. In addition, all persons entering a United States Mint facility must adhere to building security protocol. This means they must consent to the search of their persons and objects in their possession while on government grounds and when they enter and leave the facility, and are prohibited from bringing into the facility weapons of any type, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, or contraband. The United States Mint Police Officer conducting the screening will evaluate whether an item may enter into or exit from a facility based upon Federal law, Treasury policy, United States Mint policy, and local operating procedure; and all prohibited and unauthorized items will be subject to confiscation and disposal.
Proposed Establishment of the Verde Valley Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-04012
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-28
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 200 square-mile ``Verde Valley'' viticultural area in Yavapai County, Arizona. The proposed viticultural area is not located 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.
Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax; Correction
Document Number: 2020-03277
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9885) that were published in the Federal Register on Friday, December 6, 2019. The final regulations implements the base erosion and anti- abuse tax, designed to prevent the reduction of tax liability by certain large corporate taxpayers through certain payments made to foreign related parties and certain tax credits.
Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds
Document Number: 2020-02707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve System, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, Board, FDIC, SEC, and CFTC (together, the agencies) are inviting comment on a proposal that would amend the regulations implementing section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act (BHC Act). Section 13 contains certain restrictions on the ability of a banking entity or 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. The proposed amendments are intended to continue the agencies' efforts to improve and streamline the regulations implementing section 13 of the BHC Act by modifying and clarifying requirements related to the covered fund provisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Assessment of Fees
Document Number: 2020-03954
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
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). 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, ``Assessment of Fees.''
Regulatory Capital Rule: Capital Simplification for Qualifying Community Banking Organizations
Document Number: C1-2019-23472
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-03766
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
On January 9, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the agencies) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) entitled ``Community Reinvestment Act Regulations'' proposing comprehensive amendments to the rules implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The NPR provided for a 60-day comment period, which would have closed on March 9, 2020. The FDIC and the OCC have determined that an extension of the comment period until April 8, 2020, is appropriate. This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the proposal and prepare their comments.
Meals and Entertainment Expenses Under Section 274
Document Number: 2020-03723
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance under section 274 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) regarding certain statutory amendments made to section 274 by 2017 legislation. Specifically, the proposed regulations address the elimination of the deduction under section 274 for expenditures related to entertainment, amusement, or recreation activities, and provide guidance to determine whether an activity is of a type generally considered to be entertainment. The proposed regulations also address the limitation on the deduction of food and beverage expenses under section 274(k) and (n), including the applicability of the exceptions under section 274(e)(2), (3), (4), (7), (8), and (9). These proposed regulations affect taxpayers who pay or incur expenses for meals or entertainment in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Appraisals for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans
Document Number: 2020-03520
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning renewal of its information collection titled, ``Appraisals for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans.''
Notice of Funds Availability Inviting Applications for Financial Assistance Awards or Technical Assistance Grants Under the Native American CDFI Assistance Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Round
Document Number: 2020-03442
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Through the NACA Program, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund provides (i) FA awards of up to $1 million to Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) serving Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian populations or Native American areas defined as Federally- designated reservations, Hawaiian homelands, Alaska Native Villages and U.S. Census Bureau-designated Tribal Statistical Areas (collectively, ``Native Communities'') to build their financial capacity to lend to Eligible Markets and/or their Target Markets, and (ii) TA grants of up to $150,000 to build Certified, and Emerging CDFIs' organizational capacity to serve Eligible Markets and/or their Target Markets, and Sponsoring Entities ability to create Certified CDFIs that serve Native Communities. All awards provided through this NOFA are subject to funding availability.
Notice of Funds Availability Inviting Applications for Financial Assistance Awards or Technical Assistance Grants Under the Community Development Financial Institutions Program Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Round
Document Number: 2020-03440
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Through the CDFI Program, the CDFI Fund provides (i) FA awards of up to $1 million to Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to build their financial capacity to lend to Eligible Markets and/or their Target Markets, and (ii) TA grants of up to $125,000 to build Certified, and Emerging CDFIs' organizational capacity to serve Eligible Markets and/or their Target Markets. All awards provided through this NOFA are subject to funding availability.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form Project
Document Number: 2020-03438
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning tax information authorization and IRS disclosure authorization for victims of identity theft.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2020-03435
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collect requirements related to the treatment of distributions to foreign persons under sections 367(e)(1) and 367(e)(2).
Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2020-02652
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to Treasury Decision 9885, which was published in the Federal Register on Friday, December 6, 2019. Treasury Decision 9885 implementing the base erosion and anti-abuse tax, designed to prevent the reduction of tax liability by certain large corporate taxpayers through certain payments made to foreign related parties and certain tax credits.
Transfers of Certain Property by U.S. Persons to Partnerships With Related Foreign Partners; Correction
Document Number: 2020-02654
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to final regulations (T.D. 9891) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Treasury Decision 9891 contains final regulations that provide guidance applicable to transfers of appreciated property by U.S. persons to partnerships with foreign partners related to the transferor.
Transfers of Certain Property by U.S. Persons to Partnerships With Related Foreign Partners; Correction
Document Number: 2020-02653
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to final regulations (T.D. 9891) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Treasury Decision 9891 contains final regulations that provide guidance applicable to transfers of appreciated property by U.S. persons to partnerships with foreign partners related to the transferor.
Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
Document Number: 2020-03043
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Members.
Income Tax Withholding From Wages
Document Number: 2020-02849
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document sets forth proposed regulations that provide guidance for employers concerning the amount of Federal income tax to withhold from employee's wages, implementing recent changes in the Internal Revenue Code made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and reflecting the redesigned 2020 Form W-4 and related IRS publications. These proposed regulations affect employers that pay wages subject to Federal income tax withholding and employees who receive wages subject to Federal income tax withholding.
Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G
Document Number: 2020-02632
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This notice is provided in accordance with IRC section 6039G of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996, as amended. This listing contains the name of each individual losing United States citizenship (within the meaning of section 877(a) or 877A) with respect to whom the Secretary received information during the quarter ending December 31, 2019. For purposes of this listing, long-term residents, as defined in section 877(e)(2), are treated as if they were citizens of the United States who lost citizenship.
Notice of Renewal of the Art Advisory Panel of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Document Number: 2020-02630
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The charter for the Art Advisory Panel has been renewed for a two-year period beginning January 30, 2020.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4422 and Form 15056
Document Number: 2020-02591
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 4422, Application for Certificate Discharging Property Subject to Estate Tax Lien and Form 15056, Escrow Agreement for Estates.
Estate and Gift Taxes; Difference in the Basic Exclusion Amount
Document Number: 2020-01392
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to Treasury Decision 9884, which was published in the Federal Register for Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Treasury Decision 9884 contained final regulations addressing the effect of recent legislative changes to the basic exclusion amount allowable in computing Federal gift and estate taxes. The final regulations affect donors of gifts made after 2017 and the estates of decedents dying after 2017.
Determination of the Maximum Value of a Vehicle for Use With the Fleet-Average and Vehicle Cents-Per-Mile Valuation Rules
Document Number: 2020-02158
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document sets forth final regulations regarding special valuation rules for employers and employees to use in determining the amount to include in an employee's gross income for personal use of an employer-provided vehicle. The final regulations reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5227
Document Number: 2020-02079
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 5227, Split- Interest Trust Information Return.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 970
Document Number: 2020-02078
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Application To Use LIFO Inventory Method.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8855
Document Number: 2020-02077
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8855, Election To Treat a Qualified Revocable Trust as Party of an Estate.