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Form W-8IMY Released

In one of the last forms to finish its FATCA facelift, the IRS has released a final version of Form W-8IMY. This form will continued to be used by intermediaries, foreign flow-throughs, and certain other entities as a withholding certificate to be completed and given to withholding agents. Similar to the also recently finalized Form […]

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New IGAs Added

The Partner Country Status page has been updated with the few IGAs that have been released over the past few weeks.  These include IGAs with the following countries: Finland (Model 1) Luxembourg (Model 1) Honduras (Model 1) Chile (Model 2) Please visit our Partner Country Status page for the text of these IGAs and the […]

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W-8BEN-E Released

At the end of March the IRS finally released the final version of the new W-8BEN-E.  This form has been much awaited as it will be used by foreign entities to provide withholding agents with needed information to properly comply with the tradition withholding rules plus new requirements implemented under FATCA.  It has been greatly […]

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W-8BEN and W-8ECI Finalized

The IRS has recently released final versions of Forms W-8BEN and W-8ECI to accommodate new disclosure requirements under FATCA.  There are still other forms in the W-8 series that are still in draft and have not be finalized.  These include Forms W-8IMY, W-8BEN-E, and W-8EXP.  Keep in mind that the W-8BEN that has been finalized […]

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Amended FATCA Regulations

Earlier today, the IRS released a set of amendments to the final FATCA regulations.  These amendments incorporate some items that have been disclosed in a number of IRS Notices released since the final regulations were released in January 2013.  Additionally, the amended regulations include certain clarifications based on the continous comments the IRS has received. […]

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FATCAsmart Email Alerts

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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