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Comments Regarding Final Section 871(m) Regulations

OCC and the U.S. Securities Markets Coalition submitted a letter to the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service addressing certain issues raised for listed options by the final section 871(m) regulations issued on September 18, 2015. In the letter, the Coalition acknowledges the tremendous effort that went into crafting the final regulations, but recommends certain clarifications and improvements to them as they apply to listed options to help lessen the compliance burdens imposed on broker-dealers. The letter includes a recommendation that the regulations permit the deltas of listed options to be determined based on the prior day's closing prices and permit broker-dealers and other parties to use end-of-day deltas generated by OCC.

This web site discusses exchange-traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. No statement in this web site is to be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of the disclosure document, Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood this document. To obtain copies, contact your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or The Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 (investorservices@theocc.com).