Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD).
DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a statutory prohibition on foreign taxation under contracts funded by U.S. assistance programs. The rule addresses the responsibilities of the contractor and the contracting officer regarding the prohibition.
Effective Date: April 12, 2006.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Debra Overstreet, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0310; facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2004-D012.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
DoD published an interim rule at 70 FR 57191 on September 30, 2005, to implement Section 579 of Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7); Section 506 of Division D of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004 (Pub. L. 108-199); and Section 506 of Division D of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Pub. L. 108-447). These statutes require that a bilateral agreement providing for U.S. assistance to a foreign country must specify that the U.S. assistance shall be exempt from taxation by the foreign government. Therefore, the foreign government is prohibited from imposing taxes on commodities acquired under contracts funded by such U.S. assistance. This DFARS rule addresses the responsibilities of the contractor and the contracting officer regarding the prohibition.
DoD received no comments on the interim rule. Therefore, DoD has adopted the interim rule as a final rule without change.
This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.
B. Regulatory Flexibility Act
DoD certifies that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the administrative notification requirements of the rule are expected to affect less than 10 contracts per year.
C. Paperwork Reduction Act
The information collection requirements of the rule do not reach the threshold for requiring Office of Management and Budget approval under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 225, 229, and 252End List of Subjects Start Signature
Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without ChangeStart Amendment Part
Accordingly, the interim rule amendingEnd Amendment Part End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 06-3453 Filed 4-11-06; 8:45 am]
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