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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.

Secretary Lew Lays Out Vision for America’s Potential

By: Stephanie Ma
Friday, June 13, 2014

​On Wednesday, Secretary Jacob J. Lew delivered remarks and participated in a moderated conversation on the U.S. economy at The Economic Club of New York. 
Posted in: Secretary Lew

The Economics of Fatherhood and Work

By: Anthony Reyes
Friday, June 13, 2014

​As the country celebrates Father’s Day this Sunday, Treasury is sharing the Council of Economic Advisers' (CEA) recent report on the “Economics of Fatherhood and Work.” The study provides insight into the evolving role of working dads in today’s economy and workplace policies needed to help parents balance the competing demands of work and caregiving.
Posted in: Economic Policy

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
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