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Press Release
The FDIC Approves Interim Final Rule to Provide Temporary Relief from Part 363 Audit and Reporting Requirements


WASHINGTON – Due to recent disruptions in economic conditions, some insured depository institutions (IDIs) have experienced large cash inflows resulting from participation in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF), and the Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (PPPLF), or due to other factors such as the effects of other government stimulus efforts.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today issued an interim final rule (IFR) to provide relief for such IDIs that, absent regulatory action, would be required to incur substantial costs on a temporary basis.

The FDIC’s IFR would allow IDIs that have experienced growth to determine whether they are subject to the requirements of Part 363 of the FDIC’s regulations for fiscal years ending in 2021 based on the consolidated total assets as of December 31, 2019. Such IDIs, whose asset growth may be temporary but significant, would be otherwise required to develop processes and systems to comply with the annual independent audits and reporting requirements of Part 363 on a potentially short-term basis.

The interim final rule is effective immediately, and comments will be accepted for 30 days after publication in the Federal Register .

The FDIC is also actively considering similar, additional, targeted adjustments to further mitigate unintended consequences resulting from pandemic-related stimulus actions.

Last Updated: October 20, 2020