OCC Issues Second and Third Quarter 2020 CRA Evaluation Schedule

News Release 2020-23 | February 28, 2020 Share This Page: WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released its schedule of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) evaluations to be conducted in the second quarter and third quarter 2020. The OCC encourages public comment on the national banks and federal savings associations scheduled to be […]

Treasury Announces Freedman’s Bank Forum

The Forum will honor the Bank’s legacy, discuss economic opportunity for all Americans The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced plans to host the Freedman’s Bank Forum on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The Forum commemorates the 155th anniversary of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company’s charter. Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, commonly referred to […]

Preliminary Report on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Securities at End-June 2019

Washington – – Preliminary data from the June 2019 benchmark survey of foreign portfolio holdings of U.S. securities were released today on the Treasury website at http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/tic/Pages/shlreports.aspx.  Final survey results, which will include additional detail as well as possible revisions to the preliminary data, will be reported on April 30, 2020.  The survey was undertaken […]

Statement by the Secretary of the Treasury on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Washington, DC – On February 27-28, 2020, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin participated in separate bilateral meetings with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and the Ministers of Water Resources of Egypt and Sudan.   The United States facilitated the preparation of an agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam […]

TSX Delisting Review – Midas Gold Corp. (MAX)

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Interest rates remain the same for the second quarter of 2020

IR-2020-46, February 28, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2020. The rates will be: five (5) percent for overpayments [four (4) percent in the case of a corporation]; two and one-half (2.5) percent for the portion of a […]

Treasury and IRS Release Strong Preliminary Tax Season Filing Data

Washington – Through the first four weeks, the IRS and taxpayers are experiencing a strong tax filing season with refunds reaching taxpayers as planned.  “Nearly 50 million taxpayers have filed tax returns and have received over $117 billion of their money back in tax refunds,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.  “Taxpayers are seeing an average […]

Deputy General Counsel Heather Hippsley Retiring From the FTC

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons announced today that FTC Deputy General Counsel Heather Hippsley is retiring from the Commission on February 29, after more than 35 years of service to the Commission and consumers. “Heather is an exemplary leader and a tireless advocate for the American public,” Chairman Simons said. “We are deeply […]

FTC Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Alleged Investor Training Scheme Online Trading Academy

A federal court has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to temporarily halt the alleged illegal practices of Online Trading Academy (OTA). The FTC’s complaint against OTA, Eyal Shachar (also known as Eyal Shahar), Samuel Seiden, and Darren Kimoto, filed earlier this month, alleges that the defendants have used false or unfounded earnings and related […]

Tax Time Guide: IRS.gov’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool is fastest, easiest way to check on tax refunds

IR-2020-45, February 28, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers today that the best way to check on their tax refund is by using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool at IRS.gov or through the IRS2Go Mobile App. This news release is part of a group of IRS tips called the Tax Time […]