Industry News

Mar 01 2017

New Issue Price Regulations: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

From The Bond Buyer, by Victoria Ozimek and Brian Teaff, February 7, 2017

Mar 01 2017

IRS Issue Price Definition for Tax-Exempt Bonds

Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2017-2, issued January 9, 2017

Mar 01 2017

Former MSRB Deputy Director, Ernesto Lanza, Discusses the New Issue Price Rules

Published by Clark Hill PLC, by Ernesto A. Lanza, December 22, 2016

Mar 01 2017

IRS Releases Final Issue Price Regulations with Significant Changes

Published by Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP, by Barbara Jane League, Gregg Jones, and Cathleen Chang, December 13, 2016

Mar 01 2017

Issuers Ask if Issue Price Rules Will Limit Competitive Bond Sales

From The Bond Buyer, by Lynn Hume, December 9, 2016

Mar 01 2017

Final Issue Price Rules

Published by the GPO in the Federal Register, December 9, 2016

Feb 28 2017

Treasury and IRS Re-Propose Issue Price Rules

From The Bond Buyer, by Naomi Jagoda, June 23, 2015

Sep 27 2012

MSRB Releases Educational Resources on LIBOR and other Market indices

In the interest of helping parties in the Municiple market, The MSRB has released educational documents to help understand the relationships between the municipal markets and the indices.

Jul 31 2012

SEC releases report on improvements to the Municipal Securities Market

The SEC has released a report on the state of the Municipal Securities Market detailing areas and means of improvement as well as Commisioner Walter's Remarks on the news.

Feb 13 2012

IRS: BAB Subsidy Disputed

by Jennifer DePaul and Lynne Hume

Jan 17 2012

IRS Tackles Mispricing In Market

by Jennifer DePaul and Lynn Hume

Jan 11 2012

IRS Effort Worries Issuers

by Jennifer DePaul

Jan 04 2012

IRS Taps EMMA for Bond Prices

by Lynne Hume and Jennifer DePaul

May 10 2011

IRS Says it has 25 to 30 Open Examinations on Build America Bonds

The IRS, speaking at the American Bar Association tax-exempt financing committee’s spring meeting announced information regarding recent inquiries into Build America Bonds and released other general information about its enforcement efforts.

Dec 21 2010

Rush for BABs May Draw IRS Scrutiny

In an effort to get deals done before the 12/31/10 expiration of BABs, Issuers may be putting themselves at higher risk of enforcement actions by the IRS.

Dec 17 2010

The death of Build America Bonds may be short lived

John Mica, House of Representatives says that “I can almost guarantee a reiteration of the Build America Bond Program”.

Nov 09 2010

MuniPriceTracker Announces Bond Compliance Services for the Municipal Bond Industry

Minneapolis, MN – November 8, 2010 – The IRS is more interested than ever in verifying municipal bond pricing, particularly given the popularity of Build America Bonds and other bonds for which the federal government is responsible for paying direct tax subsidies to issuers. MuniPriceTracker offers issuers and bond counsels an efficient way to track the trading activity of all municipal bonds and to clearly demonstrate compliance with IRS regulations.

Oct 25 2010

IRS begins BAB audits

Oct 19 2010

MuniPriceTracker Sponsors 35th NABL Workshop

MuniPriceTracker is proud to announce our sponsorship of the National Association of Bond Lawyers 35th Bond Attorneys' Workshop, October 27–29, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas.