Some Guidance Relating to Transitions Away from LIBOR
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have provided advance guidance in Rev. Proc. 2020-44 to allow the implementation of fallback regimes developed by the Alternative Reference Rate Committee and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association to facilitate the orderly transition away from interbank offered rates in certain contracts. This transition is expected to occur at the end of 2021 in accordance with the announcement made by the Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates and oversees the London Interbank Offered Rate. To the extent a contract is modified in accordance with such fallback regimes, under Rev. Proc. 2020-44 the modification will not result in a taxable event to either the investor or the issuer.
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- Hawkins Elects Robert Radigan to the Partnership
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP is pleased to announce the election of Robert Radigan to the Partnership effective January 1, 2021.
- Extension of Ability to Hold Telephonic TEFRA Hearings
In consideration of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have extended the temporary guidance originally provided in Rev. Proc. 2020-21, published in May of 2020.
- Released Regulatory Relief for Issuers of Certain Tax-Exempt Bonds
Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released welcome temporary guidance addressing two of the many issues provoked by the COVID 19 pandemic.
- Revised IRS Form 8038-CP
The Internal Revenue Service released a revised version of Form 8038-CP (Return for Credit Payments to Issuers of Qualified Bonds) dated January 2020.