Home > News & Events > Financial Institution Letters




Inactive Financial Institution Letters

Regulatory Capital Standards
Proposed Deduction of Goodwill Net of Associated Deferred Tax Liability
FIL-100-2008
September 30, 2008


Summary: The federal banking agencies have jointly issued the attached Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) seeking comment on whether to allow goodwill, which must be deducted from Tier 1 capital, to be reduced by the amount of any associated deferred tax liability. The FDIC will accept comments on the NPR through October 30, 2008.

Highlights:

  • Under the agencies' existing regulatory capital rules, certain assets that must be deducted from Tier 1 capital may be reduced by any deferred tax liability specifically related to the asset.
  • In the attached NPR, the agencies propose to extend this treatment to goodwill acquired in a taxable business combination, thereby allowing a bank, bank holding company, or savings association to make the required deduction of goodwill from Tier 1 capital net of any associated deferred tax liability.
  • The NPR also requests comment on whether there are other intangible assets currently required to be fully deducted from Tier 1 capital for which the agencies should consider a similar treatment.

Distribution:
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Accounting Officer

Related Topics:
Risk-Based Capital Standards
12 CFR Part 325

Attachment:
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Minimum Capital
Ratios; Capital Adequacy Guidelines; Capital
Maintenance; Capital: Deduction of Goodwill Net of
Associated Deferred Tax Liability
(PDF Help)

Contact:
Christine Bouvier, Senior Policy Analyst (Bank
Accounting), at cbouvier@fdic.gov or (202) 898-
7289

Nancy Hunt, Senior Policy Analyst, at
nhunt@fdic.gov or (202) 898-6643

Mark Handzlik, Senior Attorney, at
mhandzlik@fdic.gov or (202) 898-3990

Printable Format:
FIL-100-2008 - PDF (PDF Help)

Note:
FDIC financial institution letters (FILs) may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2008/index.html.

To receive FILs electronically, please visit http://www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/fil.html.

Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 3501 Fairfax Drive, E-1002, Arlington, VA 22226 (1-877-275-3342 or 703- 562-2200).




Last Updated 9/30/2008 communications@fdic.gov