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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.
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Treasury Continues To Exceed Its Small Business Goals

By: Lorraine Cole, Ph.D.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

​National Small Business Week is an important time to think about how the department can do more to help small businesses that create jobs and strengthen our economy, and Treasury will continue striving to exceed our small business goals for a fourth consecutive year.​
Posted in: Management

myRA: Helping Small Business Owners Support Their Employees’ Retirement Goals

By: Victoria Suarez-Palomo
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

​In honor of National Small Business week, Treasury is encouraging small business owners to visit www.treasurydirect.gov/readysavegrow to learn more about making this important program available to your employees. 
Posted in: myRA

Treasury Issues Proposed Guidance on the Definition of Real Property for the Purposes of REIT Investment

By: Mark Mazur, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

​Treasury and the IRS have proposed regulations to clarify the definition of real property for the purposes of determining whether a real estate investment trust (REIT) has a qualifying mix of assets.​
Posted in: Tax Policy

IRS Holds Free Webinars to Mark National Small Business Week

By: Erin Donar
Monday, May 12, 2014

​The Internal Revenue Service is marking National Small Business Week, May 12 to 16, by holding two free webinars for small businesses.
Posted in: Small Business Week, IRS

Hong Kong Joins List of Jurisdictions with FATCA Agreements with U.S. Considered in Effect

By: Robert Stack
Friday, May 09, 2014

​As we move towards the July 1 launch of FATCA, Hong Kong today became the latest country to partner with the United States in our effort to increase global tax transparency and stop tax evasion. In just the last two weeks, Singapore, Kuwait, Indonesia and Peru among others, all reached IGAs in substance with the U.S. From Africa to Asia and the Caribbean, to the Middle East and Australia, more than 60 countries around the globe have FATCA agreements considered to be in effect.


Posted in: FATCA, Tax Policy

Charting a Path to a Strong Economic Future at the Fourth Global Women in Finance Symposium

By: Treasurer Rosie Rios
Thursday, May 08, 2014

​Last week, Treasury hosted the Global Women in Finance Symposium, bringing together women in leadership roles across the public and private sectors to discuss important economic issues. 
Posted in: Women In Finance

Update: SSBCI Creating Jobs, Supporting Local Communities Across the Country

By: Cliff Kellogg
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

​Last week, state directors and other officials from SSBCI programs representing 48 states, Washington D.C., and four territories gathered in Washington for the fourth national SSBCI conference. Attendees shared insights, success stories, and best practices.
Posted in: State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

Reducing Costs and Improving Efficiency Through Federal Shared Service Providers for Financial Management

By: Beth Cobert and Dick Gregg
Friday, May 02, 2014

​Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury are announcing the designation of four shared service providers for financial management to provide core accounting and other services to Federal agencies. ​
Posted in: Fiscal

Introducing the Financial Empowerment Innovation Fund

By: Melissa Koide
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Treasury is pleased to announce the Financial Empowerment Innovation Fund, or Innovation Fund.  The Innovation Fund is designed to support the development and evaluation of new strategies to promote financial access and financial capability. ​​
Posted in: Consumer Policy

Cashing In With Treasury’s Green Initiatives

By: Adam Hodge
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

​The Department of the Treasury has continued to build on the Obama Administration’s efforts to protect the environment, promote energy efficiency and conserve our precious natural resources.  The 44th anniversary of Earth Day is a good time to look back at the progress made over the last year, and highlight some of the innovative steps Treasury continues to take. 
Posted in: Management
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