Regulatory Roundup: April 5-11

By:
Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Apr 11, 2017

AICPA 

Delayed Guidance is Source of Confusion this Tax Filing Season, AICPA Tells U.S. Senate in Testimony  
Washington, D.C. (April 6, 2016) – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) conveyed its members’ reports about the problems they are encountering when filing clients’ 2016 tax returns in the testimony it submitted for the record of today’s Senate Finance Committee hearing entitled, The 2017 Tax Filing Season: Internal Revenue Service Operations and the Taxpayer Experience

CBO

Cost Estimate
S. 710, a bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph Dam
April 6, 2017

Report
Answers to Questions for the Record Following a Hearing on the Budget and Economic Outlook for 2017 to 2027 Conducted by the Senate Committee on the Budget
April 6, 2017

Blog Post
CBO’s Activities in 2016 Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
April 6, 2017

Report
Analysis of the Obama Administration’s Final Future Years Defense Program
April 6, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 366, DHS Stop Asset and Vehicle Excess Act
April 5, 2017

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S. 419, Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2017
April 5, 2017

Cost Estimate
H.R. 1188, Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017
April 5, 2017

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H.R. 1346, a bill to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform”
April 5, 2017

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H.R. 695, Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017
April 6, 2017

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S. 317, Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act
April 6, 2017

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S. 730, a bill to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects
April 6, 2017

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S. 491, a bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon Dam
April 6, 2017

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S. 723, a bill to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project
April 6, 2017

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S. 432, Cerros del Norte Conservation Act
April 6, 2017

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S. 214, a bill to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project
April 6, 2017

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S. 215, a bill to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue an order continuing a stay of a hydroelectric license for the Mahoney Lake hydroelectric project in the state of Alaska, and for other purposes
April 6, 2017

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S. 490, a bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam
April 6, 2017

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H.R. 381, an act to designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as “Sky Point”
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 863, an act to facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes
April 7, 2017

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S. 617, Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act
April 7, 2017

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S. 501, East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 267, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017
April 7, 2017

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S. 644, Medgar Evers House Study Act
April 7, 2017

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S. 189, Fort Scott National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act
April 7, 2017

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S. 213, Jay S. Hammond Wilderness Act of 2017
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 672, Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017
April 7, 2017

Report
Monthly Budget Review for March 2017
April 7, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 466, a bill to clarify the description of certain Federal land under the Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde River Basin Partnership Act of 2005 to include additional land in the Kaibab National Forest
April 7, 2017

Cost Estimate
S. 55, Fort Ontario Study Act
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 46, Fort Ontario Study Act
April 7, 2017

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S. 286, Elkhorn Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 698, Elkhorn Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act of 2017
April 7, 2017

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S. 392, 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act
April 7, 2017

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S. 502, a bill to modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the state of Minnesota, and for other purposes
April 7, 2017

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S. 287, a bill to update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
April 7, 2017

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S. 99, James K. Polk Presidential Home Study Act
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 494, Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 558, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 699, Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act
April 7, 2017

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S. 225, Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 689, Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act
April 7, 2017

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S. 285, Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act
April 7, 2017

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S. 289, Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2017
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 688, Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2017
April 7, 2017

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S. 280, Crags, Colorado Land Exchange Act
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 618, Crags, Colorado Land Exchange Act of 2017
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 1552, FOCA Act
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 560, an act to amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and for other purposes
April 10, 2017

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H.R. 1393, Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017
April 10, 2017

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S. 167, National Memorial to Fallen Educators Act
April 10, 2017

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H.R. 1353, Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017
April 10, 2017

Presentation
The 2017 Budget and Economic Outlook
April 10, 2017

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S. 35, Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act
April 7, 2017

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H.R. 538, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2017
April 7, 2017

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S. 513, Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area Designation Act
April 7, 2017

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S. 331, an bill to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes
April 7, 2017

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S. 590, a bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, and for other purposes
April 7, 2017

GAO

Conflict Minerals:
Insights from Company Disclosures and Agency Actions
GAO-17-544T:Published: Apr 5, 2017. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2017.

Government Auditing Standards 2017 Exposure Draft
GAO-17-313SP:Published: Apr 5, 2017. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2017.

Marine Corps Asia Pacific Realignment:
DOD Should Resolve Capability Deficiencies and Infrastructure Risks and Revise Cost Estimates
GAO-17-415:Published: Apr 5, 2017. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2017.

Advanced Manufacturing:
Commerce Could Strengthen Collaboration with Other Agencies on Innovation Institutes
GAO-17-320:Published: Apr 6, 2017. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2017.

 Countering Violent Extremism:
Actions Needed to Define Strategy and Assess Progress of Federal Efforts
GAO-17-300:Published: Apr 6, 2017. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2017.

Homeland Security Acquisitions:
Earlier Requirements Definition and Clear Documentation of Key Decisions Could Facilitate Ongoing Progress
GAO-17-346SP:Published: Apr 6, 2017. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2017.

Human Trafficking:
Action Needed to Identify the Number of Native American Victims Receiving Federally-funded Services
GAO-17-325:Published: Mar 30, 2017. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2017.

Medicare Provider Education:
Oversight of Efforts to Reduce Improper Billing Needs Improvement
GAO-17-290:Published: Mar 10, 2017. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2017.

International Food Assistance:
USAID Has Controls for Implementation and Support Costs but Should Strengthen Financial Oversight
GAO-17-224:Published: Mar 9, 2017. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2017.

IASB 

10 Apr 2017
Ten years on: Australia sees benefits of IFRS adoption

10 Apr 2017
Summary of the ITCG February discussions now available

07 Apr 2017
Publicada la Actualización del IASB de marzo de 2017

07 Apr 2017
Global Preparers Forum meeting notes posted

IRS 

IRS Urges Taxpayers Not to Rush; Choose Return Preparers Wisely
IR-2017-79, April 11, 2017 — As the tax filing season deadline approaches, the IRS is reminding taxpayers to select who will prepare their 2016 federal tax return carefully.

IRS Alerts Taxpayers with Limited English Proficiency of Ongoing Phone Scams; Urges Caution Before Paying Unexpected Tax Bills
IR-2017-78, April 10, 2017 — The IRS today warned taxpayers with limited English proficiency of phone scams and email phishing schemes that continue to occur across the country.

IRS Reminder: Use IRS.gov for Fast Answers as April 18 Deadline Nears 
IR-2017-77, April 7, 2017 — With the tax deadline fast approaching, the IRS today reminded taxpayers that they can use IRS.gov to find fast answers to tax questions, use free online tools and find key tax forms and publications.

IRS Extends Call Service Hours to Assist Taxpayers on Saturdays – April 8 and 15
IR-2017-76, April 6, 2017 — To help meet the high demand to its toll-free call center that typically comes as the tax deadline nears, the IRS is extending its customer service hours.

Written Testimony of John A. Koskinen Before the Senate Finance Committee on the 2017 Filing Season and IRS Operations April 6, 2017
April 6, 2017 — Commissioner Koskinen provides a written statement on the 2017 Filing Season and IRS Operations.

IRS Offers Free Help for Last-Minute Filers
IR-2017-75, April 6, 2017 — The IRS wants taxpayers who have yet to file their 2016 federal income tax return to know they can still get last-minute free tax help.

Prepared Remarks of John A. Koskinen Before the National Press Club Washington, DC April 5, 2017
April 5, 2017 — Commissioner Koskinen speaks before the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

NYC Dept. of Finance 

April 7, 2017
Pay or Dispute parking tickets on your mobile device using NYC's Official Pay or Dispute App. 

NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance 

Common Tax Season Myths—Debunked! 

Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Led Nation in Investments to Revitalize Historic Properties Statewide

Bronx Lawyer Indicted for Failing To File State Taxes for Three Years 

Mayor of Muttontown and Husband Arrested for Failing to File Taxes for Five Years 

Check Your Refund Status Online, Anytime 24/7 

East Rockaway Accountant Arrested for Failing to Pay more than $91,000 in Personal Income Taxes 

SEC

SEC: Payments for Bullish Articles on Stocks Must Be Disclosed to Investors
Washington D.C., April 10, 2017—The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced enforcement actions against 27 individuals and entities behind various alleged stock promotion schemes that left investors with the impression they were reading independent, unbiased analyses on investing websites while writers were being secretly compensated for touting company stocks.

TIGTA

Interim Results of the 2017 Filing Season
WASHINGTON — The 2017 tax filing season, which began four days later than in the 2016 tax filing season, has thus far resulted in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) receiving fewer returns than at this point in the prior year, according to an audit report publicly released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

Affordable Care Act: Assessment of Efforts to Implement the Employer Shared Responsibility Provision
WASHINGTON — Some of the processes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses to ensure compliance with the Employer Shared Responsibility Provision of the Affordable Care Act did not function as intended or have been delayed, not initiated, or canceled, according to an audit report published today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

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