Community Banking News

  • Comments on Sub S Deduction Due Monday

    Sep 25, 2018
    Comments on a proposed regulation affecting the small-business tax deduction for Subchapter S banks are due Monday, Oct. 1. Community bankers can use ICBA’s action center to contact the IRS and Congress.
  • Bureau Opening Regional Office in Atlanta

    Sep 24, 2018
    The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection said it will relocate its southeast regional office from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta, Ga., in late 2019. The bureau already has regional offices in New York, Chicago and San Francisco that host supervision staff, enforcement attorneys and other personnel. The southeast regional team has been temporarily based out of the bureau’s D.C. headquarters since its inception.
  • Free Credit Freezes Are Here

    Sep 24, 2018
    A provision of S. 2155 requiring credit reporting agencies to freeze consumer credit reports at no charge took effect Friday. These security or credit freezes restrict access to credit files to reduce identity theft.
  • ICBA to IRS: Maximize Sub S Access to Tax Deduction

    Sep 24, 2018
    ICBA and other banking groups called on the IRS to reconsider its approach to implementing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s 20 percent tax deduction for pass-through businesses. In a joint comment letter, ICBA said the agency should allow all permissible banking activities to be eligible for the deduction.

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