- Since the adoption of the 1998 Interagency Policy Statement, disputes have occurred between holding companies in bankruptcy and failed insured depository institutions regarding the ownership of tax refunds generated by the institutions.
- The proposed addendum to the Interagency Policy Statement is intended to ensure tax allocation agreements explicitly acknowledge that an agency relationship exists between a holding company and its subsidiary institution with respect to tax refunds attributable to the institution.
- The proposal would direct institutions and their holding companies to review their agreements to ensure they achieve this objective with respect to tax refunds and they do not contain other language to suggest a contrary intent.
- The proposed addendum also includes a sample paragraph for institutions and their holding companies to use in their tax allocation agreements.
- In addition, the proposed addendum would clarify how certain of the requirements of Sections 23A and 23B of the Federal Reserve Act apply to tax allocation agreements.
- Comments on the attached proposed addendum must be received by January 21, 2014.
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings) and FDIC-Supervised Savings Associations
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
FIL-124-98, November 24, 1998, Intercorporate Income Taxes
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