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

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Program; Availability of 2021 Grant Application Package
Document Number: 2020-09135
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a notice that the IRS has made available the 2021 Grant Application Package and Guidelines (Publication 3319) for organizations interested in applying for a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grant for the 2021 grant year, which runs from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021. The application period runs from April 30, 2020, through June 16, 2020.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8874-B
Document Number: 2020-08985
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 Notice of Recapture Event for New Markets Credit.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 6524
Document Number: 2020-08984
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 Chief Counsel ApplicationHonors/Summer.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2020-08983
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 Residence of Trusts and Estates7701.
Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC); Nominations
Document Number: 2020-08919
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requesting applications from individuals to be considered for selection as members of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). Applications are currently being accepted for approximately 14 appointments that will begin in January 2021. Nominations may be submitted by individuals or organizations. IRSAC members are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds representing a cross-section of the taxpaying public with substantial, disparate experience in tax preparation for individuals, small businesses and/or large, multi-national corporations; information reporting, tax-exempt and government entities; digital services; and professional standards of tax professionals. They should describe and document the proposed member's qualifications for IRSAC. In particular, the IRSAC is seeking applicants with knowledge and background in some of the following areas: Large Business & InternationalInternational tax expertise, experience as a certified public accountant or tax attorney working in or for a large, sophisticated organization, and/or experience working in-house at a major firm dealing with complex organizations. Small Business & Self-EmployedExperience with online or digital businesses, experience with audit representation, experience educating on tax issues and topics, knowledge of passthrough entities, and/or knowledge of fiduciary tax. Tax Exempt & Government EntitiesExperience in exempt organizations and/or experience with Indian tribal governments. Wage & InvestmentKnowledge of tax law application/tax preparation experience, familiarity with IRS tax forms and publications, knowledge of the audit process, experience educating on tax issues and topics, knowledge of income tax issues related to refundable credits, tax software industry experience, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly experience, experience marketing/applying industry benchmarks to operations, and/or financial services information technology background with knowledge of technology innovations in public and private customer service sectors. The IRSAC serves as an advisory body to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and provides an organized public forum for discussion of relevant tax administration issues between IRS officials and representatives of the public. The IRSAC proposes enhancements to IRS operations, recommends administrative and policy changes to improve taxpayer service, compliance and tax administration, discusses relevant information reporting issues, addresses matters concerning tax-exempt and government entities, and conveys the public's perception of professional standards and best practices for tax professionals. This is a volunteer position. Members are not paid for their services. IRSAC members gather in Washington, DC, for approximately four, two-day working sessions and one public meeting per year. All travel expenses within government guidelines are reimbursed. Appointed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue with the concurrence of the Secretary of the Treasury, IRSAC members serve three-year terms to allow for a rotation in membership and ensure that different perspectives are represented. In accordance with the Department of Treasury Directive 21-03, a clearance process, including annual tax compliance checks and a practitioner check with the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, will be conducted. In addition, all applicants deemed ``Best Qualified'' shall undergo a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint check.
Unrelated Business Taxable Income Separately Computed for Each Trade or Business
Document Number: 2020-06604
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance on how an exempt organization subject to the unrelated business income tax described in section 511 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) determines if it has more than one unrelated trade or business, and, if so, how the exempt organization calculates unrelated business taxable income. The proposed regulations also clarify that the definition of ``unrelated trade or business'' applies to individual retirement accounts. Additionally, the proposed regulations provide that inclusions of subpart F income and global intangible low-taxed income are treated in the same manner as dividends for purposes of section 512. The proposed regulations affect exempt organizations.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request Relating to Guidance on Discharge of Property From the Effect of the Tax Lien
Document Number: 2020-08614
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
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 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the guidance on the discharge of property from the effect of the tax lien. More specifically, the burden associated with filing Form 14134, Application for Certificate of Subordination of Federal Tax Lien, and Form 14135, Application for Certificate of Discharge of Property from Federal Tax Lien.
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
Document Number: 2020-07449
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
This interim final rule makes temporary changes to the community bank leverage ratio framework, pursuant to section 4012 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (statutory interim final rule). As of the second quarter 2020, a banking organization with a leverage ratio of 8 percent or greater (and that meets other qualifying criteria) may elect to use the community bank leverage ratio framework. The statutory interim final rule also establishes a two-quarter grace period for a qualifying community banking organization whose leverage ratio falls below the 8-percent community bank leverage ratio requirement, so long as the banking organization maintains a leverage ratio of 7 percent or greater. The temporary changes to the community bank leverage ratio framework implemented by this statutory interim final rule will cease to be effective as of the earlier of the termination date of the national emergency concerning the coronavirus disease declared by the President on March 13, 2020, under the National Emergencies Act, or December 31, 2020. To provide clarity to banking organizations, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued concurrently an interim final rule that provides a transition from the temporary 8-percent community bank leverage ratio requirement to a 9- percent community bank leverage ratio requirement.
Regulatory Capital Rule: Transition for the Community Bank Leverage Ratio Framework
Document Number: 2020-07448
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
This interim final rule provides a graduated transition to a community bank leverage ratio requirement of 9 percent from the temporary 8-percent community bank leverage ratio requirement (transition interim final rule). When the requirements in the transition interim final rule become applicable, the community bank leverage ratio will be 8 percent beginning in the second quarter of calendar year 2020, 8.5 percent through calendar year 2021, and 9 percent thereafter. The transition interim final rule also maintains a two-quarter grace period for a qualifying community banking organization whose leverage ratio falls no more than 1 percentage point below the applicable community bank leverage ratio requirement. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (together, the agencies) issued concurrently an interim final rule that established an 8-percent community bank leverage ratio, as mandated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The agencies are issuing the transition interim final rule to provide community banking organizations with sufficient time and clarity to meet the 9 percent leverage ratio requirement under the community bank leverage ratio framework while they also focus on supporting lending to creditworthy households and businesses given the recent strains on the U.S. economy caused by the coronavirus disease emergency.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Statements to Recipients of Dividend Payments
Document Number: 2020-08499
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-22
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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the statements used by trustees and issuers to report contributions to, and the fair market value of, an individual retirement arrangement (IRA).
Publication of Nonconventional Source Production Credit Reference Price for Calendar Year 2019
Document Number: 2020-08355
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Publication of the reference price for the nonconventional source production credit for calendar year 2019.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request Relating to the Guidance on Cost Recovery Under the Income Forecast Method
Document Number: 2020-08351
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
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 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the guidance on cost recovery under the income forecast method. More specifically, the burden associated with filing Form 8866, Interest Computation Under the Look-Back Method for Property Depreciated Under the Income Forecast Method.
Meals and Entertainment Expenses Under Section 274; Hearing Cancellation
Document Number: 2020-08200
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document cancels a public hearing on 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.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's Special Projects Committee
Document Number: 2020-08236
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's Special Projects Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee
Document Number: 2020-08235
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's 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's Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee
Document Number: 2020-08234
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's 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's Notices and Correspondence Project Committee
Document Number: 2020-08233
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's 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: 2020-08232
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's 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: 2020-08231
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's Taxpayer Assistance Center 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 Special Lien for Estate Taxes Deferred Under Section 6166 or 6166A.
Document Number: 2020-08203
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
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 guidance related to the special lien for estate taxes deferred under section 6166 or 6166A.
Real Estate Appraisals
Document Number: 2020-08216
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-17
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, Board, and FDIC (collectively, the agencies) are adopting an interim final rule to amend the agencies' regulations requiring appraisals of real estate for certain transactions. The interim final rule defers the requirement to obtain an appraisal or evaluation for up to 120 days following the closing of a transaction for certain residential and commercial real estate transactions, excluding transactions for acquisition, development, and construction of real estate. Regulated institutions should make best efforts to obtain a credible valuation of real property collateral before the loan closing, and otherwise underwrite loans consistent with the principles in the agencies' Standards for Safety and Soundness and Real Estate Lending Standards. The agencies are providing this relief to allow regulated institutions to expeditiously extend liquidity to creditworthy households and businesses in light of recent strains on the U.S. economy as a result of the National Emergency declared in connection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request Concerning Depreciation and Amortization
Document Number: 2020-08131
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
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 depreciation and amortization (including information on listed property).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request Concerning Probable or Prospective Reserves Safe Harbor
Document Number: 2020-08129
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
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 probable or prospective reserves safe harbor.
Establish Price Increases for 2020 United States Mint Numismatic Products
Document Number: 2020-08082
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint is announcing pricing for United States Mint numismatic products in accordance with the table below:
Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) User Fee Update
Document Number: 2020-08055
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed amendments to the regulations relating to the imposition of certain user fees on tax return preparers. The proposed regulations reduce the amount of the user fee to apply for or renew a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) and affect individuals who apply for or renew a PTIN. The Independent Offices Appropriations Act of 1952 authorizes the charging of user fees.
Computation and Reporting of Reserves for Life Insurance Companies; Correction
Document Number: 2020-07562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to the notice of proposed rulemaking that was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The proposed regulations in the notice of proposed rulemaking provide guidance on the computation of life insurance reserves and the change in basis of computing certain reserves of insurance companies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission or OMB Review; Recordkeeping Requirements for Securities Transactions
Document Number: 2020-07921
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-15
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, ``Recordkeeping Requirements for Securities Transactions.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Securities Offering Disclosure Rules
Document Number: 2020-07918
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-15
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). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the renewal of an information collection titled ``Securities Offering Disclosure Rules.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request Relating to the Employee Plans Determination Letter Program
Document Number: 2020-07825
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-14
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 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the application form for a determination letter for Employee Benefit Plans.
Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages
Document Number: C1-2020-05939
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Regulatory Capital Rule: Paycheck Protection Program Lending Facility and Paycheck Protection Program Loans
Document Number: 2020-07712
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
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
To provide liquidity to small business lenders and the broader credit markets, to help stabilize the financial system, and to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) authorized each of the Federal Reserve Banks to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program Lending Facility (PPPL Facility), pursuant to section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act. Under the PPPL Facility, each of the Federal Reserve Banks will extend non-recourse loans to eligible financial institutions to fund loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the Paycheck Protection Program established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). To facilitate use of this Federal Reserve facility, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (together, the agencies) are adopting this interim final rule to allow banking organizations to neutralize the regulatory capital effects of participating in the facility. This treatment is similar to the treatment extended previously by the agencies in connection with the Federal Reserve's Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility. In addition, as mandated by section 1102 of the CARES Act, loans originated under the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program will receive a zero percent risk weight under the agencies' regulatory capital rule.
Change To Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for Financial Assistance (FA) Awards or Technical Assistance (TA) Awards Under the Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA Program) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Funding Round
Document Number: 2020-07686
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
On February 21, 2020, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) published a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for Financial Assistance (FA) awards or Technical Assistance (TA) awards under the Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA Program) Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Round in the Federal Register (85 FR 10240, February 21, 2020) announcing the availability of approximately $15.5 million in Financial Assistance (FA) and Technical Assistance (TA) awards, under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (Pub. L. 116-93). The CDFI Fund is issuing this notice to amend three NOFA deadlines. The deadline to submit a NACA Program Application for Financial Assistance (FA) award or Technical Assistance (TA) award is amended from 11:59 p.m. ET on April 21, 2020, to 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30, 2020. The deadline to contact NACA Program staff is amended from 5:00 p.m. ET on April 17, 2020, to 5:00 p.m. ET on April 28, 2020. The deadline to contact AMIS- IT Help Desk staff is amended from 5:00 p.m. ET on April 21, 2020, to 5:00 p.m. ET on April 30, 2020. All other deadlines set forth in the Notice of Funds Availability shall remain in accordance with the NOFA published on February 21, 2020. Capitalized terms used in this NOFA are defined in the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act (Pub. L. 103-325, 12 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.), the Regulations (12 CFR parts 1805 and 1815), this NOFA, the Application, Application Materials, or the Uniform Requirements (2 CFR part 1000). All other information and requirements set forth in the NOFA published on February 21, 2020, shall remain effective, as published.
Change to Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for Financial Assistance (FA) Awards or Technical Assistance (TA) Awards Under the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Funding Round
Document Number: 2020-07685
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
On February 21, 2020, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) published a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for Financial Assistance (FA) awards or Technical Assistance (TA) awards under the Community Development Financial Institutions Program Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Round in the Federal Register (85 FR 10219, February 21, 2020) announcing the availability of approximately $184 million in Financial Assistance (FA) and Technical Assistance (TA) awards, under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (Pub. L. 116-93). The CDFI Fund is issuing this notice to amend three NOFA deadlines. The deadline to submit a CDFI Program Application for Financial Assistance (FA) award or Technical Assistance (TA) award is amended from 11:59 p.m. ET on April 21, 2020, to 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30, 2020. The deadline to contact CDFI Program staff is amended from 5:00 p.m. ET on April 17, 2020, to 5:00 p.m. ET on April 28, 2020. The deadline to contact AMIS-IT Help Desk staff is amended from 5:00 p.m. ET on April 21, 2020, to 5:00 p.m. ET on April 30, 2020. All other deadlines set forth in the Notice of Funds Availability shall remain in accordance with the NOFA published on February 21, 2020. Capitalized terms used in this NOFA are defined in the Authorizing Statute (Pub. L. 103-325, 12 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.), the Regulations (12 CFR parts 1805 and 1815), this NOFA, the Application, Application Materials, or the Uniform Requirements (2 CFR part 1000). All other information and requirements set forth in the NOFA published on February 21, 2020, shall remain effective, as published.
Request for Nominations; Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-07441
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-09
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Pursuant to United States Code, the United States Mint is accepting applications for membership to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for a new member specially qualified to serve on the CCAC by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in Numismatic Curation. The CCAC was established to: [ssquf] Advise 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 produced by the United States Mint. [ssquf] Advise the Secretary of the Treasury with regard to the events, persons, or places that the CCAC recommends 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. [ssquf] Make recommendations with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended. Total membership consists of 11 voting members appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury: [ssquf] One person specially qualified by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience as nationally or internationally recognized curator in the United States of a numismatic collection; [ssquf] One person specially qualified by virtue of his or her experience in the medallic arts or sculpture; [ssquf] One person specially qualified by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in American history; [ssquf] One person specially qualified by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in numismatics; [ssquf] Three persons who can represent the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States; and [ssquf] Four persons appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury on the basis of the recommendations by the House and Senate leadership. Members are appointed for a term of four years. No individual may be appointed to the CCAC while serving as an officer or employee of the Federal Government. The CCAC is subject to the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury. Meetings of the CCAC are open to the public and are held approximately four to six times per year. The United States Mint is responsible for providing the necessary support, technical services, and advice to the CCAC. CCAC members are not paid for their time or services, but, consistent with Federal Travel Regulations, members are reimbursed for their travel and lodging expenses to attend meetings. Members are Special Government Employees and are subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 CFR part 2653). The United States Mint will review all submissions and will forward its recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury for appointment consideration. Candidates should include specific skills, abilities, talents, and credentials to support their applications. The United States Mint is interested in candidates who in addition to their experience in numismatic curation, have demonstrated interest and a commitment to actively participate in meetings and activities, and a demonstrated understanding of the role of the CCAC and the obligations of a Special Government Employee; possess demonstrated leadership skills in their fields of expertise or discipline; possess a demonstrated desire for public service and have a history of honorable professional and personal conduct, as well as successful standing in their communities; and who are free of professional, political, or financial interests that could negatively affect their ability to provide impartial advice. Application Deadline: 5 p.m. (EST), Friday, April 24, 2020. Receipt of Applications: Any member of the public wishing to be considered for participation on the CCAC should submit a resume and cover letter describing his or her reasons for seeking and qualifications for membership, by email to info@ccac.gov. The deadline to email submissions is no later than 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, April 24, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 national emergency, the Mint will not be accepting applications by mail.
Rules Regarding Certain Hybrid Arrangements
Document Number: 2020-05924
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations providing guidance regarding hybrid dividends and certain amounts paid or accrued pursuant to hybrid arrangements, which generally involve arrangements whereby U.S. and foreign tax law classify a transaction or entity differently for tax purposes. This document also contains final regulations relating to dual consolidated losses and entity classifications to prevent the same deduction from being claimed under the tax laws of both the United States and a foreign jurisdiction. Finally, this document contains final regulations regarding information reporting to facilitate the administration of certain rules in the final regulations. The final regulations affect taxpayers that would otherwise claim a deduction related to such amounts and certain shareholders of foreign corporations that pay or receive hybrid dividends.
Guidance Involving Hybrid Arrangements and the Allocation of Deductions Attributable to Certain Disqualified Payments Under Section 951A (Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income)
Document Number: 2020-05923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that adjust hybrid deduction accounts to take into account earnings and profits of a controlled foreign corporation that are included in income by a United States shareholder. This document also contains proposed regulations that address, for purposes of the conduit financing rules, arrangements involving equity interests that give rise to deductions (or similar benefits) under foreign law. Further, this document contains proposed regulations relating to the treatment of certain payments under the global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) provisions. The proposed regulations affect United States shareholders of foreign corporations and persons that make payments in connection with certain hybrid arrangements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions
Document Number: 2020-07125
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-06
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 the renewal of an information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning renewal of an information collection titled, ``Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions,'' which is currently an approved collection. The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds; Correcting Amendments
Document Number: 2020-07013
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to Treasury Decision 9889, which was published in the Federal Register on Monday, January 13, 2020. Treasury Decision 9889 contained final regulations under the Internal Revenue Code (the ``Code) that govern the extent to which taxpayers may elect the Federal income tax benefits with respect to certain equity interests in a qualified opportunity fund (QOF).
Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-06963
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) telephonic public meeting scheduled for April 14, 2020. Date: April 14, 2020. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen to the meeting at (866) 564-9287/Access Code: 62956028. Subject: Review and discussion of candidate designs for the George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin. Interested persons should call the CCAC HOTLINE at (202) 354-7502 for the latest update on meeting time and 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.
Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel: Extension of Recruitment Period
Document Number: 2020-06895
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Members.
Open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee
Document Number: 2020-06840
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-02
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. Due to the current health issue the nation is facing, we will not be able to meet the 15-calendar notice threshold. This meeting will still be held via teleconference.
Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages
Document Number: 2020-05939
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-02
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 certain of its regulations governing the labeling and advertising of wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages to address comments it received in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking, Notice No. 176, published on November 26, 2018. In this document, TTB is finalizing certain liberalizing and clarifying changes that were proposed, and that could be implemented quickly and provide industry members greater flexibility. TTB is also identifying certain other proposals that will not be adopted, including the proposal to define an ``oak barrel'' for purposes of aging distilled spirits, the proposal to require that statements of composition for distilled spirits specialty products list components in ``intermediate'' products and list distilled spirits and wines used in distilled spirits specialty products in order of predominance, and the proposal to adopt new policies on the use of cross-commodity terms. TTB continues to consider the remaining issues raised by comments it received that are not addressed in this document. TTB plans to address those issues in subsequent rulemaking documents. The regulatory amendments in this document will not require industry members to make changes to alcohol beverage labels or advertisements and instead will afford them additional flexibility to make certain changes if they wish.
Computation and Reporting of Reserves for Life Insurance Companies
Document Number: 2020-05701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance on the computation of life insurance reserves and the change in basis of computing certain reserves of insurance companies. These proposed regulations implement recent legislative changes to the Internal Revenue Code. This document invites comments on these proposed regulations. This document affects entities taxable as insurance companies.
Licensing Amendments
Document Number: 2020-04938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-02
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 proposing to amend its rules relating to policies and procedures for corporate activities and transactions involving national banks and Federal savings associations to update and clarify the policies and procedures, eliminate unnecessary requirements consistent with safety and soundness, and make other technical and conforming changes.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's Notices and Correspondence Project Committee
Document Number: 2020-06842
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax 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. Due to the current health issue the nation is facing, we will not be able to meet the 15-calendar notice threshold. This meeting will still be held via teleconference.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee
Document Number: 2020-06841
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's 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. Due to the current health issue the nation is facing, we will not be able to meet the 15-calendar notice threshold. This meeting will still be held via teleconference.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request on Information Collection Tools Relating to Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-06745
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
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 the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery.