Topic: Treasury

Swap Market Participants: New CFTC Rules Go Into Effect April 10, 2013

“The Office of Financial Research (OFR) of the US Treasury Department … has been participating in a global effort to improve the infrastructure of the financial markets by creating a process for assigning every participant in financial transactions a … unique identification number that facilitates transactional recordkeeping and reporting for financial transactions and can also… Read more »

New 2.3% Medical Device Excise Tax Goes into Effect January 1, 2013

Earlier this month, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final rules for the new 2.3% excise tax that will be imposed on medical devices as of January 1, 2013 pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. For manufacturers, producers, and importers of medical devices, here’s a brief Q&A… Read more »