Securities Lending Update: Issuance of Notice 2010-46
On May 20, 2010, the IRS published Notice 2010-46, 2010-24 IRB 1, which impacts on the process for withholding and reporting by foreign intermediaries with respect to their payment and receipt of substitute dividend payments on underlying U.S. Securities. Among its' provisions, Notice 2010-46 revokes Notice 97-66, 1997-2 C.B. 328, effective for substitute dividend payments made after September 13, 2010. Following such date, the approach described in Notice 97-66 for addressing cascading withholding on U.S. source substitute dividends is replaced with revised documentation, withholding and reporting procedures and requirements described in Section II (Proposed Withholding and Reporting Framework) and Section III (Transition Rule) of the notice.
Questions regarding this notice should be directed to Mr. Thomas Chillemi, QI Program Manager, phone 212-298-2101.