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IRS Provides Guidance on Electronic Signatures to Form 8038

Remember back in the day when we would all gather for a transaction closing to get documents signed and enjoy a nice meal out at a restaurant together? Me neither. In fact, in-person closings were starting to fade long before the pandemic. Now that we have been closing transactions from the comfort [sic] of our … Continue Reading

SLGs Window to Reopen! And Another Change.

Treasury has announced that, after what seemed like a forever long hiatus, effective August 5, 2019, at 12:00 noon eastern, it will reopen the SLGs window.  Treasury can reopen the SLGS window because of the enactment of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, which suspends the application of the federal debt ceiling until July 31, … Continue Reading

Advisory Committee Recommends Electronic 8038 Filing, More Targeted Enforcement to IRS

The Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Government Entities provided its annual set of recommendations to the IRS recently. Among other things, the panel recommended that the IRS implement electronic filing of Form 8038s and decrease the frequency of random audits, shifting instead to more targeted audits of tax-advantaged bond issues.… Continue Reading

Another Year of (Slightly Less) Pain for Direct Pay Bonds

Noted public finance tax lawyer Clubber Lang remains correct in his prediction about Direct-Pay bonds. For those issuers that haven’t yet redeemed their direct-pay bonds with tax-exempt bonds, sequestration cuts to interest subsidies for direct pay bonds will continue for federal fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016), according to a report that the IRS … Continue Reading