Regulatory Roundup: Oct. 11-17

By:
Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Oct 17, 2017

CBO 

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H.R. 3342, Sanctioning Hizballah’s Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act
October 13, 2017

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H.R. 2521, South Carolina Peanut Parity Act of 2017
October 13, 2017

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H.R. 3176, Disaster Assistance Fairness and Accountability Act of 2017
October 12, 2017

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S. 1884, Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism Act of 2017
October 12, 2017

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S. 1769, Connected Government Act
October 12, 2017

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H.R. 2593, Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2017
October 12, 2017

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S. 146, Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2017
October 12, 2017

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H.R. 2266, Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017
October 12, 2017

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H.R. 3320, a bill to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes
October 11, 2017

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H.R. 1660, Global Health Innovation Act of 2017
October 11, 2017

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H.R. 3445, AGOA and MCA Modernization Act
October 11, 2017

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H.R. 425, FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2017
October 11, 2017

Report
Approaches to Changing Military Health Care
October 11, 2017

GAO

Reserve Component Travel:
DOD Should Assess the Effect of Reservists' Unreimbursed Out-of-Pocket Expenses on Retention
GAO-18-181:Published: Oct 16, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2017.

Water Pollution:
Some States Have Trading Programs to Help Address Nutrient Pollution, but Use Has Been Limited
GAO-18-84:Published: Oct 16, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2017.

2020 Census:
Continued Management Attention Needed to Oversee Innovations, Develop and Secure IT Systems, and Improve Cost Estimation
GAO-18-141T:Published: Oct 12, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2017.

Combating Wildlife Trafficking:
Agencies Are Taking Action to Reduce Demand but Could Improve Collaboration in Southeast Asia
GAO-18-7:Published: Oct 12, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2017.

Federal Criminal Restitution:
Factors to Consider for a Potential Expansion of Federal Courts' Authority to Order Restitution
GAO-18-115:Published: Oct 12, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2017.

Firstnet:
Efforts to Establish the Public-Safety Broadband Network
GAO-18-187T:Published: Oct 12, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2017.

International Mail:
Information on Changes and Alternatives to the Terminal Dues System
GAO-18-112:Published: Oct 12, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2017.

VA Real Property:
Realignment May Benefit from Adopting Elements of Defense Base Realignment and Closure Process, Provided Process Challenges Are Addressed
GAO-18-189T:Published: Oct 12, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2017.

Public Relations Spending:
Selected Agencies' Activities Supported by Contracts and Public Affairs Staff
GAO-17-711:Published: Sep 12, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2017.

Biodefense:
Federal Efforts to Develop Biological Threat Awareness
GAO-18-155:Published: Oct 11, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 2017.

Physical Security:
NIST and Commerce Need to Complete Efforts to Address Challenges
GAO-18-167T:Published: Oct 11, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 2017.

Physical Security:
NIST and Commerce Need to Complete Efforts to Address Persistent Challenges
GAO-18-95:Published: Oct 11, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 2017.

IASB

17 October 2017
Consultative Group for Rate Regulation meeting—agenda papers available

16 October 2017
October 2017 IASB meeting—agenda papers available

13 October 2017
New appointments to the IFRS Advisory Council

12 October 2017
International Accounting Standards Board issues narrow-scope amendments to IFRS 9 and IAS 28

IRS 

Online Seminars from the 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Now Available
IR-2017-175, Oct. 16, 2017 — The IRS today reminded tax professionals that they can earn continuing education credits online through seminars filmed at the 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.

Reminder: Oct. 24 is Deadline for Foreign Financial Institutions Participating in FATCA to Check Their Renewal Requirement
IR-2017-174, Oct. 13, 2017 — IRS officials today urged foreign financial institutions to quickly renew their Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) agreements if required.

IRS Issues Reminder to Taxpayers as Scams Continue Across the Nation
IR-2017-173, Oct. 13, 2017 — The IRS today warned taxpayers to remain vigilant to scams as they continue to be reported around the country. Phishing, phone scams and identity theft top the list of items normally reported.

IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of California Wildfires; Extension Filers Have Until Jan. 31 to File
IR-2017-172, Oct. 13, 2017 –– Victims of wildfires ravaging parts of California now have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

Fake Insurance Tax Form Scam Aims at Stealing Data from Tax Pros, Clients
IR-2017-171, Oct. 12, 2017 — The IRS today alerted tax professionals and their clients to a fake insurance tax form scam that is being used to access annuity and life insurance accounts.

Consumer Alert: IRS Warns Taxpayers, Tax Pros of New e-Services Scam
IR-2017-170, Oct. 11, 2017 — The IRS today warned all e-Services users to beware of a new phishing scam that tries to trick tax professionals into “signing” a new e-Services user agreement.

NYC Dept. of Finance 

October 13, 2017
Finance Memorandum on Reporting Federal and New York State Changes

NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance

Cyber Security Awareness: Report Cyber Scams and Identity Theft

Cyber Security Awareness: Protect Yourself
Wednesday, October 11, 2017​​​

SEC

SEC Announces Whistleblower Award of More Than a Million Dollars
Oct. 12, 2017

Lawyers Charged With Assisting a Microcap Fraud Scheme
Oct. 11, 2017

SEC Files Charges in Snack Company Investment Scam
Oct. 11, 2017

SEC Proposes Rules to Implement FAST Act Mandate to Modernize and Simplify Disclosure
Oct. 11, 2017

TIGTA

A Significantly Reduced Automated Substitute for Return Program Negatively Affected Collection and Filing Compliance
WASHINGTON, October 16, 2017— Due to resource considerations, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has significantly curtailed the Automated Substitute for Return Program (ASFR) which it uses to address taxpayers who have failed to file a tax return, according to an audit report that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued today.

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