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  • U.S. Treasury says United States and Thailand Partner to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance

    U.S. Department of the Treasury says United States and Thailand Partner to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance | site |




    (October 26, 2020) - - Today, October 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Michael George DeSombre and Minister of Finance Arkom Termpittayapaisith met today to discuss and exchange signed copies of the Framework to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance and Market Building Cooperation, signed by U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary Mitchell Silk and Permanent Secretary of Finance Prasong Poontaneat of the Government of Thailand on September 22, 2020. This cooperative initiative is designed to achieve the mutual goals of the United States and Thailand to support infrastructure development through market-oriented, private sector investment. Under this cooperative framework, the United States and Thailand will address regulatory, market, and legal barri...
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  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Prohibits Cuban Military from Processing Remittance-Related Transactions

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Prohibits Cuban Military from Processing Remittance-Related Transactions| site |



    (October 26, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of the Treasury published today, October 26, 2020, the following information: WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to remove Cuba’s military-run entities from the remittance process. Specifically, OFAC is amending the CACR to remove from the scope of certain remittance-related general authorizations any transactions relating to the collection, forwarding, or receipt of remittances involving entities or subentities identified on the State Department’s Cuba Restricted List (CRL). The CRL, as maintained by the State Department, is a list of entities and subentities under the control of, or acting for or on behalf of, the Cuban military, intelligence, or security services or personnel with which ...
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  • U.S. Treasury Department Issues Ransomware Advisories to Increase Awareness and Thwart Attacks

    U.S. Treasury Department Issues Ransomware Advisories to Increase Awareness and Thwart Attacks | site |



    Advisories provide guidance and tools to recognize, resist, and report attacks


    (October 1, 2020) - - Today, October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: WASHNGTON—The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence today issued a pair of advisories to assist U.S. individuals and businesses in efforts to combat ransomware scams and attacks, which continue to increase in size and scope. Anti-money laundering and sanctions regulations implemented and enforced by Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence may have implications for persons involved in facilitating ransomware payments. Efforts to detect and report ransomware payments are vital to prevent and deter cyber actors from deploying malicious software to extort individuals and busines
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  • Treasury, IRS release Latest State-by-State Economic Impact Payment Figures for May 22, 2020

    Treasury, IRS release Latest State-by-State Economic Impact Payment Figures for May 22, 2020 | site |



    (May 22, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information: WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released updated state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments reflecting the opening weeks of the program. "Economic Impact Payments have continued going out at a rapid rate to Americans across the country," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "We remind people to visit IRS.gov for the latest information, including answers to the most common questions we see surrounding the payments. We also continue to urge those who don't normally have a filing requirement, including those with little or no income, that they can quickly register for the payments on IRS.gov." Millions of people who do not typically file a tax return are eligible to receive these payments. Payments are automa...
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  • Treasury and Federal Reserve Board Expand Measures to Enhance Liquidity and Flow of Credit to American Workers, Households, and Businesses

    Treasury and Federal Reserve Board Expand Measures to Enhance Liquidity and Flow of Credit to American Workers, Households, and Businesses | site |




    (March 23, 2020) - - Today (March 23, 2020), the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The spread of coronavirus has disrupted economic activity and put significant liquidity pressure on U.S. businesses. To immediately enhance liquidity and support American workers, households, and businesses through this challenging period, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today authorized the expansion of two recently launched facilities and the establishment of three new facilities to provide liquidity to the financial system pursuant to section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act.


    Expansion of the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF) and Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF)

    Secretary Mnuchin today approved the expansion...
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  • Treasury and IRS Delay Federal Tax Day from April 15 to July 15 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

    Treasury and IRS Delay Federal Tax Day from April 15 to July 15 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak | site |




    (March 21, 2020) - - Today (March 21, 2020), the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: Washington – Following President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) yesterday announced that the tax filings and payments for all federal income taxes (including self-employment tax) due on April 15, 2020, regardless of amount, will now be due on July 15, 2020. “At President Trump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties. I encourage all taxpayers who may have tax refunds to file now to receive those funds as quickly as possible.” Taxpayers are not required t...
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  • Tax Day now July 15 - - - Treasury, IRS Extend Filing Deadline and Federal Tax Payments Regardless of Amount Owed

    Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS Extend Filing Deadline and Federal Tax Payments Regardless of Amount Owed | site |



    (March 21, 2020) - - In a press release dated March 21, 2020 the U.S. Internal Revenue Service provided the following information: WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax. Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file be...
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  • Treasury, IRS and Labor announce Plan to implement Coronavirus-related Paid Leave

    Treasury, IRS and Labor announce Plan to implement Coronavirus-related Paid Leave for Workers and Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses to swiftly Recover the Cost of providing Coronavirus-related Leave | site |




    (March 20, 2020) - - In a press release dated March 20, 2020 the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided the following information:

    WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief to employees and small and midsize businesses is provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020. The Act will help the United States combat and ...
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  • U.S. Department of the Treasury publishes Treasury International Capital Data for December

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    (February 18, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for December 2019. The next release, which will report on data for January 2020, is scheduled for March 16, 2020. The sum total in December of all net foreign acquisitions of long-term securities, short-term U.S. securities, and banking flows was a net TIC inflow of $78.2 billion. Of this, net foreign private inflows were $134.2 billion, and net foreign official outflows were $56.0 billion. Foreign residents increased their holdings of long-term U.S. securities in December; net purchases were $60.7 billion. Net purchases by private foreign investors were $66.8 billion, while net sales by foreign official institutions were $6.1 billion. U.S. residents ...
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  • IRS, Treasury issue Proposed Regulations updating Income Tax Withholding Rules

    IRS, Treasury issue Proposed Regulations updating Income Tax Withholding Rules

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury issue Proposed Regulations updating Income Tax Withholding Rules| site |




    (February 11, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations updating the federal income tax withholding rules to reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and other legislation.

    In general, the proposed regulations, available now in the Federal Register, are designed to accommodate the redesigned Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate, to be used starting in 2020, and the related tables and computational procedures in Publication 15-T, Federal Income Tax Withholding Methods. The proposed regulations and related guidance do not require employees to furnish a new Form W-4 solely because of the redesign of the Form
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  • IRS and Treasury issue Guidance for Students with Discharged Student Loans and their Creditors

    IRS and Treasury issue Guidance for Students with Discharged Student Loans and their Creditors| site |




    (January 15, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury issued Revenue Procedure 2020-11 that establishes a safe harbor extending relief to additional taxpayers who took out federal or private student loans to finance attendance at a nonprofit or for-profit school.

    Relief is also extended to any creditor that would otherwise be required to file information returns and furnish payee statements for the discharge of any indebtedness within the scope of this revenue procedure.

    The Treasury Department and the IRS have determined that it is appropriate to extend the relief provided in Rev. Proc. 2015-57, Rev. Proc. 2017-24 and Rev. Proc. 2018-39 to taxpayers who took out federal and private student
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  • Federal Reserve Board announces Reserve Bank Income and Expense Data and Transfers to the Treasury for 2019

    Federal Reserve Board announces Reserve Bank Income and Expense Data and Transfers to the Treasury for 2019| site |



    (January 10, 2020) - - Today (January 10, 2020), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced preliminary results indicating that the Reserve Banks provided for payments of approximately $54.9 billion to the U.S. Treasury. The 2019 audited Reserve Bank financial statements are expected to be published in March and may include adjustments to these preliminary unaudited results. The Federal Reserve Banks' 2019 estimated net income of $55.5 billion represents a decrease of $7.6 billion from 2018. The decline in net income was primarily attributable to a decrease of $9.5 billion in interest income on securities acquired through open market operations and a $1.5 billion increase in interest expense on securities sold under agreement to repurchase. A $3.5 bill...
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  • IRS, Treasury issue Proposed Regulations on Compensation Deductions for Publicly Held Corporations

    IRS, Treasury issue Proposed Regulations on Compensation Deductions for Publicly Held Corporations | site |



    (December 17, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations to reflect changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on the tax deductibility of officers' compensation by publicly held corporations.

    On Aug. 21, 2018, the Treasury Department and IRS released Notice 2018-68. This notice provided initial guidance on this deduction limitation.

    Section 162(m) disallows the deduction by any publicly held corporation for compensation paid in any taxable year to a covered employee that exceeds $1 million. The proposed regulations update the definitions of covered employee, publicly held corporation and applicable employee compensation. The TCJA also provided a transition, or "grandfa
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  • Statement on Chair Powell's meeting with the President and the Treasury Secretary

    Statement on Chair Powell's meeting with the President and the Treasury Secretary| site |


    (November 18, 2019) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: At the President's invitation, Chair Powell met with the President and the Treasury Secretary Monday morning at the White House to discuss the economy, growth, employment and inflation. Chair Powell's comments were consistent with his remarks at his congressional hearings last week. He did not discuss his expectations for monetary policy, except to stress that the path of policy will depend entirely on incoming information that bears on the outlook for the economy. Finally, Chair Powell said that he and his colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee will set monetary policy, as required by law, to support maximum employment and stable prices and will make those decisions based solely on careful, objective and non-political analysis....
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  • U.S. Treasury International Capital Data for July

    U.S. Treasury International Capital Data for July

    U.S. Treasury International Capital Data for July| site |


    (September 17, 2019) - - Today (September 17, 2019), the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for July 2019. The next release, which will report on data for August 2019, is scheduled for October 16, 2019. The sum total in July of all net foreign acquisitions of long-term securities, short-term U.S. securities, and banking flows was a net TIC inflow of $43.8 billion. Of this, net foreign private inflows were $59.8 billion, and net foreign official outflows were $16.0 billion. Foreign residents increased their holdings of long-term U.S. securities in July; net purchases were $72.3 billion. Net purchases by private foreign investors were $83.8 billion, while net sales by foreign official institutions were $11.5 billion. U.S. residents decreased their holdings of long-term...
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    U.S. Treasury says United States and Thailand Partner to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury says United States and Thailand Partner to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance | site |




    (October 26, 2020) - - Today, October 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Michael George DeSombre and Minister of Finance Arkom Termpittayapaisith met today to discuss and exchange signed copies of the Framework to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance and Market Building Cooperation, signed by U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary Mitchell Silk and Permanent Secretary of Finance Prasong Poontaneat of the Government of Thailand on September 22, 2020. This cooperative initiative is designed to achieve the mutual goals of the United States and Thailand to support infrastructure development through market-oriented, private sector investment. Under this cooperative framework, the United States and Thailand will address regulatory, market, and legal barri...
    10-27-2020, 11:21 PM
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Prohibits Cuban Military from Processing Remittance-Related Transactions
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Prohibits Cuban Military from Processing Remittance-Related Transactions| site |



    (October 26, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of the Treasury published today, October 26, 2020, the following information: WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to remove Cuba’s military-run entities from the remittance process. Specifically, OFAC is amending the CACR to remove from the scope of certain remittance-related general authorizations any transactions relating to the collection, forwarding, or receipt of remittances involving entities or subentities identified on the State Department’s Cuba Restricted List (CRL). The CRL, as maintained by the State Department, is a list of entities and subentities under the control of, or acting for or on behalf of, the Cuban military, intelligence, or security services or personnel with which ...
    10-27-2020, 05:40 AM
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    U.S. Treasury Department Issues Ransomware Advisories to Increase Awareness and Thwart Attacks
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    U.S. Treasury Department Issues Ransomware Advisories to Increase Awareness and Thwart Attacks | site |



    Advisories provide guidance and tools to recognize, resist, and report attacks


    (October 1, 2020) - - Today, October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: WASHNGTON—The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence today issued a pair of advisories to assist U.S. individuals and businesses in efforts to combat ransomware scams and attacks, which continue to increase in size and scope. Anti-money laundering and sanctions regulations implemented and enforced by Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence may have implications for persons involved in facilitating ransomware payments. Efforts to detect and report ransomware payments are vital to prevent and deter cyber actors from deploying malicious software to extort individuals and busines
    ...
    10-05-2020, 10:05 PM
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    Treasury, IRS release Latest State-by-State Economic Impact Payment Figures for May 22, 2020
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    Treasury, IRS release Latest State-by-State Economic Impact Payment Figures for May 22, 2020 | site |



    (May 22, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information: WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released updated state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments reflecting the opening weeks of the program. "Economic Impact Payments have continued going out at a rapid rate to Americans across the country," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "We remind people to visit IRS.gov for the latest information, including answers to the most common questions we see surrounding the payments. We also continue to urge those who don't normally have a filing requirement, including those with little or no income, that they can quickly register for the payments on IRS.gov." Millions of people who do not typically file a tax return are eligible to receive these payments. Payments are automa...
    05-23-2020, 06:11 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Treasury and Federal Reserve Board Expand Measures to Enhance Liquidity and Flow of Credit to American Workers, Households, and Businesses
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Treasury and Federal Reserve Board Expand Measures to Enhance Liquidity and Flow of Credit to American Workers, Households, and Businesses | site |




    (March 23, 2020) - - Today (March 23, 2020), the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The spread of coronavirus has disrupted economic activity and put significant liquidity pressure on U.S. businesses. To immediately enhance liquidity and support American workers, households, and businesses through this challenging period, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today authorized the expansion of two recently launched facilities and the establishment of three new facilities to provide liquidity to the financial system pursuant to section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act.


    Expansion of the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF) and Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF)

    Secretary Mnuchin today approved the expansion...
    03-24-2020, 06:09 AM

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