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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.

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

New Research Examines Financial Capability-Building Strategies for Low-Wage Workers

By: Louisa Quittman
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

​At Treasury, we are working on many fronts to both increase financial access and promote the financial capability of American households.​
Posted in: Consumer Policy

FIO Driving to Understand the Affordability of Auto Insurance

By: Beth Sammis
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

​In light of the importance of car insurance and ambiguities regarding its affordability, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) is working to monitor affordability of personal auto insurance. ​
Posted in: Federal Insurance Office

Get Your 2013 Federal Taxpayer Receipt

By: Ezra Mechaber
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

​President Obama is keeping his promise to make sure Americans like you can easily see what you're getting for your taxes.​
Posted in: Tax Policy

Treasury West Wing Construction and the Civil War

By: Richard Cote
Friday, April 11, 2014

​The architecture of the West Wing makes the Treasury building a national landmark and the leading classical revival structure in our nation’s capital as well as being an icon to the period of America’s Civil War. 
Posted in: Office of the Curator
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