Japan signed a Model 2 IGA on June 11. This IGA was already in the pipeline and is of little surprise. Nevertheless, it’s one more officially signed IGA. As a Model 2, Japanese FFIs will still needed to register and enter into an agreement with the IRS.
For text of the announcement and IGA, go here: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/tax-policy/treaties/Documents/FATCA-Statement-Japan-6-11-2013.pdf.
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