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Treasury's official blog, featuring blog posts from Treasury's senior officials and staff sharing news, announcements and information about the work done at the Treasury Department.

Community Revitalization Efforts Receive $3.5 Billion in Tax Credits

By: Amias Gerety
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Community investment is at the forefront of our nation’s economic recovery. The Treasury Department last week awarded the 11th round of tax credit allocation authority to 87 organizations through the New Markets Tax Credit Program to help communities reach their economic development goals. These organizations are headquartered in 32 different states and the District of Columbia, and they serve low-income rural and urban communities across the country.  

Posted in: CDFI

Helping students and families access college tax benefits

By: Adam Looney
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

​As part of the Administration’s effort to promote college affordability, the Treasury Department is releasing a fact sheet to educate colleges and universities, tax preparers, software providers, and other stakeholders to help students and their families claim education-related tax benefits.​
Posted in: Tax Analysis

Supporting the Economy by Helping Student Loan Borrowers Manage Debt

By: Melissa Koide
Monday, June 09, 2014

​As the President takes further steps today to make a college education more affordable, there are now more tools available to help students and families manage their debt.
Posted in: Consumer Policy

Making Home Affordable Joins Facebook

By: Maya Newman
Thursday, June 05, 2014

In an effort to reach struggling homeowners, Making Home Affordable is expanding its social media presence to help as many homeowners as possible learn about and enter the program before the December 31, 2015 deadline.​
Posted in: Making Home Affordable

Treasury Helping Small Businesses Claim the R&E Tax Credit on Amended Tax Returns

By: Mark J. Mazur, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

​Treasury and the IRS have issued temporary and proposed regulations that will make it easier for small businesses, among others, to amend tax returns to claim the R&E tax credit for investments in research and experimentation activities. 
Posted in: Tax Policy

Treasury’s Role in Advancing U.S. National Security

By: Hagar Chemali
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

​On Monday, Treasury and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) co-hosted a symposium entitled “TFI@10: The Evolution of Treasury’s National Security Role,” on the role of financial tools in advancing U.S. national security. ​
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

New Report Shows U.S. Most Attractive Destination In the World for Investment

By: Robert Sockin
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

​As the global recovery strengthens, the attractiveness of the United States as a destination for investment is becoming more robust.
Posted in: International Affairs

Sanctions 101, Part II of II: Enforcement and Effects

By: Adam Szubin, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control
Monday, June 02, 2014

​In Part II of our two-day “Sanctions 101” series, below we have answered some common questions on the enforcement and effects of the Treasury Department’s sanctions program. ​
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Sanctions 101, Part I of II: A Powerful Financial Tool

By: Adam Szubin, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control
Friday, May 30, 2014

​The sanctions surge in recent years has provoked increasing interest from the public and this two-part “Sanctions 101” aims to answer some questions about this powerful tool. 
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

‘Goose’ visits The United States Mint in Denver to strike baseball coin

By: Adam Stump
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

​Colorado native and National Baseball Hall of Famer Richard “Goose” Gossage visited the United States Mint in Denver earlier this month to strike a 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin.​
Posted in: United States Mint
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