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SLGS Window Closing; Tax Reform Continues to Threaten Public Finance

by Bracewell LLP on

On December 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the suspension of sales of United States Treasury Obligations – State and Local Government Series (i.e., SLGS), effective 12:00 noon Eastern Time, Friday,...more

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley Discusses the Evolving Structure of the US Treasury Market

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President and CEO William Dudley delivered remarks to attendees of the Evolving Structure of the US Treasury Market: Third Annual Conference. President Dudley’s remarks focused on the four...more

More Scrutiny of Donor Advised Funds

by Bryan Cave on

Notice 2017-73, released on December 4, 2017, describes potential approaches that may be taken to address issues raised regarding the use of donor advised funds (“DAF”). The Treasury and IRS are considering developing...more

IRS Issues Request for Comments Regarding the Regulation of Donor Advised Funds

The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) has issued Notice 2017-73 (the “Notice”) which outlines approaches the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) and the IRS are considering with respect to the regulation of certain...more

Treasury Suspends Sales of State and Local Government Series Securities

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service (the “Treasury”) announced on December 6, 2017 the suspension of sales of State and Local Government Series (SLGS) nonmarketable Treasury securities,...more

IRS and Treasury Department Release Notice Regarding Donor Advised Funds

by Morgan Lewis on

In addition to sponsoring organizations of donor advised funds, the Notice may also impact donors and other tax-exempt organizations, including both private foundations and public charities; affected parties should submit...more

Treasury’s Third Report on Financial System Regulation Focuses on the Asset Management and Insurance Industries

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) recently released a report examining the regulatory framework for the asset management and insurance industries (Report). The Report is the third in a series of four reports that...more

FinCEN Launches “FinCEN Exchange” To Enhance Information Sharing With Financial Institutions

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The United States Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) launched the “FinCEN Exchange” program today in order to enhance information sharing with financial institutions and to strengthen...more

Treasury Issues Report Proposing Changes to FSOC Designation Process

On April 21, 2017, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the U.S. Department of the Treasury to evaluate and make recommendations on the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) designation process....more

Trump Administration Issues Guidance on Asset Management and Insurance Regulation

On Oct. 26, 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department (Treasury) released the latest installment in a series of reports on financial regulation required by the president’s Feb. 3 executive order on the financial system....more

US Department of the Treasury: A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities—Capital Markets

by WilmerHale on

In October 2017, the US Department of the Treasury (Treasury) published a report titled “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities” (Treasury Report). Treasury, under the direction of Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin,...more

Treasury Releases Report On Asset Management And Insurance

by Carlton Fields on

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has released a report entitled “A Financial System that Creates Economic Opportunities: Asset Management and Insurance,” the third of four reports to be issued by the Department in response...more

Treasury Issues New Guidelines on Searching for Missing Retirement Plan Participants

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The US Department of the Treasury recently issued guidance that retirement plan sponsors should consider as part of their obligation to take reasonable steps to locate missing participants. Specifically, the Treasury issued a...more

Trump Administration Ramps up Sanctions on North Korea

by Cozen O'Connor on

On November 21, 2017, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued more sanctions against North Korea in an effort to intensify pressure on Kim Jong Un and his regime. These sanctions are targeted to one individual – a Chinese...more

IRS’S 2017-2018 Priority Guidance Plan Reflects Executive Orders On Regulations

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Treasury Department and the IRS released their 2017-2018 Priority Guidance Plan, which prioritizes various tax issues that should be addressed through regulations, revenue rulings, revenue procedures, notices, and other...more

Investment Services Regulatory Update - November 2017

by Vedder Price on

New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts - SEC STAFF GUIDANCE AND ALERTS - SEC Staff Issues No-Action Letters to Facilitate Cross-Border Compliance with the Research “Unbundling” Provisions of the European...more

Department of the Treasury Issues Report Recommending U.S. Capital Markets Regulatory Reforms

by Jones Day on

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued a report to the President recommending extensive regulatory and legislative reforms to the U.S. capital markets. The recommendations, in response to the White House's executive...more

Head of US Office of Financial Research Richard Berner to Step Down

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that Richard Berner, director of the Office of Financial Research, will step down effective December 31, 2017, one year ahead of the expiration of his term...more

US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Names Kenneth Blanco Director

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Department of the Treasury announced Kenneth A. Blanco as Director of FinCEN, a bureau in Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence...more

Tax Reform Bill May Eliminate Need to Limit Credit Support Attributable to CFCs for US Corporate Borrowers

by White & Case LLP on

Under current law, the direct or indirect pledge of the assets of a "controlled foreign corporation" (a "CFC") as collateral security for, among other things, a borrowing of a US person is treated as an investment in US...more

Prosecutor Kenneth A. Blanco Named as Incoming Head of FinCEN

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Treasury has issued a press release naming Kenneth A. Blanco as the incoming Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN. ...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

More on the Saudi crackdown initiated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the weekend, including the government’s move to confiscate and freeze more than $800 billion in assets from the detailed princes and other...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

Congress continues its heavy workload with the Thanksgiving recess roughly three weeks away. On October 26, the House passed the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution by the slim margin of 216-212—opening the door for...more

Tax Reform and Tax-Exempt Bonds: Risks Presented by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On November 2, 2017, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” was introduced in the House of Representatives. This act has immediate and far-reaching implications for tax-exempt finance. Among other things, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...more

Iran: Following President Trump’s “Decertification,” New U.S. Sanctions on Iranian Entities and All Eyes on the U.S. Congress

• Effective October 13, 2017, President Trump declined to provide certification that the JCPOA is in the United States’ national interest. Following this “decertification,” the U.S. Congress has 60 days in which to introduce...more

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