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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AD27 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints under the Taxpayer First Act 

OSHA is promulgating procedures for the handling and investigation of complaints pursuant to section 1405(b) of the Taxpayer First Act (TFA) of 2019.  This section protects employees from retaliation for providing information, causing information to be provided, or otherwise assisting in an investigation regarding underpayment of tax or any conduct which the employee reasonably believes constitutes a violation of the internal revenue laws or any provision of Federal law relating to tax fraud; or testifying, participating in, or otherwise assisting in any administrative or judicial action taken by the Internal Revenue Service relating to an alleged underpayment of tax or any violation of the internal revenue laws or any provision of Federal law relating to tax fraud.  Promulgation of this procedural regulation will aid in the efficient processing of complaints under this new statutory provision.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1989   
Legal Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7623(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Anthony Rosa
Deputy Director, Directorate of Whistleblower Protection
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4618, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2199