Regulations Governing U.S. Savings Bonds, Series A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, and K, and U.S. Savings Notes; United States Retirement Plan Bonds; United States Individual Retirement Bonds; United States Savings Bonds, Series EE and HH; Definitive United States Savings Bonds, Series I; Offering of United States Savings Bonds, Series EE; United States Savings Bonds, Series HH; Offering of United States Savings Bonds, Series I
This final rule eliminates requirements to inscribe complete taxpayer identification numbers (TINs) on the face of: (1) Newly issued definitive Series EE and Series I savings bonds; (2) reissued or replaced definitive Series E, Series EE, Series H, Series HH, and Series I savings bonds; and (3) reissued or replaced Individual Retirement and Retirement Plan bonds. This change is being implemented to protect the privacy of savings bond owners. Purchasers of newly issued savings bonds will continue to be required to provide the TIN of the owner, first named coowner, or purchaser of a gift bond to be maintained as part of the registration of the bonds on the records of the Treasury Department. The TINs of the registered owner or first named coowner of a reissued or replaced bond will also be maintained as a part of the registration on the records of the Treasury Department.