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The SEC in March released Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) no. 105, Application of Accounting Principles to Loan Commitments ( www.sec.gov/interps/account/sab105.htm ). It adds section DD, “Loan Commitments Accounted for as Derivative Instruments,” to topic 5, “Miscellaneous Accounting,” of the commission’s codification of SABs. The new section provides interpretive guidance SEC-registered companies should consider when recognizing such commitments, and it emphasizes certain disclosure requirements that may be relevant to mortgage banking activities.

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IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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