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Want to get FATCA related emails?  Are you waiting to hear about future IGAs?  Are you waiting to know when the new Form W-8s will be updated? Take a second to subscribe to FATCAsmart email alerts.  Your email address will not be sold, disclosed, abused, or mishandled in any way.  It will only be used […]

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Registrations by Type (1/26/2015)

The following list if the number of registrations by type through January 26, 2015. Registration by Type Single       102,744 Lead          5,605 Member        33,688 Sponsor          7,744 Branch          4,001 Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Branch Registrations by Country (1/26/2015)

The following list if the number of branch registrations by country through January 26, 2015. Branch Registration by Country UNITED KINGDOM         315 HONG KONG         276 SINGAPORE         166 GERMANY         148 CAYMAN ISLANDS         139 JAPAN         131 FRANCE         126 ITALY         125 SPAIN         110 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES         109 SWITZERLAND         […]

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FFI Registrations by Country (1/26/2015)

The following list if the number of FFI registrations by country through January 26, 2015. FFI Registration by Country CAYMAN ISLANDS       27,906 UNITED KINGDOM       21,707 LUXEMBOURG        7,233 BRAZIL        5,070 VIRGIN ISLANDS (BRITISH)        4,864 SWITZERLAND        4,640 GUERNSEY        4,613 JERSEY        4,180 CANADA        4,046 IRELAND        3,714 GERMANY        […]

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FATCA Registrations through Jan 26, 2015

The February FATCA FFI list was released by the IRS last week, which includes finalized registrations through January 26, 2015.  These are available for search via FATCAsmart’s search page. As of this release, there have been 149,781 FFI registrations and 4,001 branch registrations.  The next three posts (spread out due to length) will show the […]

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IRS Loosens Deadline for New Accounts

The IRS announced today that the deadline for new account opening procedures for accounts opened between July 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 would be delayed.  Instead, the pre-existing account procedures may be applied to new accounts opened during this time period.  Therefore, those entities who are subjected to the compliance rules imposed by FATCA […]

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FATCA Phishing Scam

IRS Informs of New Phishing Scam The IRS released a statement describing a new phishing scam involving FATCA that has come to its attention.  Apparently some individuals have contacted financial institutions claiming to be the IRS and have requested information on account holders. The IRS warned that it will never request this information over the phone […]

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July FFI List Released

The July FFI list has been released by the IRS.  You can search the July list using FATCAsmart at https://www.fatcasmart.com/confirmations.php. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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New Form W-8IMY Instructions Released

The IRS has released form instructions for the recently updated Form W-8IMY.  You can find those instructions here:  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/iw8imy.pdf and the form itself here:  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8imy.pdf. Please note, there seems to be a delay in the IRS updating where its links are directed because the current link still brings you to the old instructions.  The link is valid […]

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Latest IGA Roundup

Over the past few weeks, the following countries have finalized their IGAs… Model 1: Estonia Belgium Australia Jamica Gibraltar Liechtenstein Model 2: Austria Please visit our Partner Country Status page for the text of these IGAs and the complete list of all outstanding IGAs. All pages and information contained therein are subject to this Disclaimer. […]

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First FFI List Released

The IRS has released the first FFI list for all FFIs that have had their registration finalized.  This list will be continue to be published and updated on a monthly basis on an on-going basis. You can search this list using our search feature at http://fatcasmart.com/confirmations.php. All pages and information contained therein are subject to […]

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