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Press Release

Federal Reserve Press Release

Release Date: September 15, 2008

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday requested public comment on an interagency notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) that would permit a banking organization to reduce the amount of its goodwill deduction from tier 1 capital by any associated deferred tax liability.

Under the proposed rule, the regulatory capital deduction for goodwill would be equal to the maximum capital reduction that could occur as a result of a complete write-off of the goodwill, which is equal to the amount of goodwill reported on the balance sheet under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) less any associated deferred tax liability. The proposal is consistent with the treatment of other similar assets.

The NPR will be published in the Federal Register following approval by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Office of Thrift Supervision.  The draft Federal Register notice is attached.  Public comments are due 30 days following publication, which is expected soon.

Federal Register Notice: 81 KB PDF | TEXT

Last update: September 15, 2008