Current Issues in Economics and Finance
Recent Innovations in Treasury Cash Management
November 2004 Volume 10, Number 11
JEL classification: E58, G28, H63

Authors: Kenneth D. Garbade, John C. Partlan, and Paul J. Santoro

The Treasury Tax and Loan program, a joint undertaking of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve, is designed to manage federal tax receipts and stabilize the supply of reserves in the banking system. Three recent innovations—electronic collection of business taxes, real-time investment of excess Treasury balances, and competitive bidding for Treasury deposits—have materially enhanced the ability of the two agencies to achieve these objectives.

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