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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

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Regulations coordinating chapters 3, 4, 61, and section 3406 of the Internal Revenue Code and revising the final FATCA regulations have been posted to the Federal Register for publication.

See below for links to the new final and temporary regulations (and the associated notices of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference). Please note: Clicking any of the Federal Register publication links below will direct you first to an intermediate web page advising that you are leaving the IRS website. Click the button indicating you wish to leave the IRS website. 

Withholding of Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons, Information Reporting and Backup Withholding on Payments Made to Certain U.S. Persons, and Portfolio Interest Treatment Pages 12725 - 12809 [FR DOC # 2014-03991]

Regulations Relating to Information Reporting by Foreign Financial Institutions and Withholding on Certain Payments to Foreign Financial Institutions and Other Foreign Entities Pages 12811 - 12865 [FR DOC # 2014-03967]

Regulations Relating to Information Reporting by Foreign Financial Institutions and Withholding on Certain Payments to Foreign Financial Institutions and Other Foreign Entities Pages 12867 - 12878 [FR DOC # 2014-03960]

Withholding of Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons and Revision of Information Reporting and Backup Withholding Regulations Pages 12879 - 12888 [FR DOC # 2014-03990]

The following FATCA Forms and Instructions for 2014 are now available on the IRS.GOV Forms and Publications Website:  

  • Form 1042 - Use the 2013 form.  Learn more.
  • Form 1042-S
  • Form 8966
  • Form W-8BEN - Use the 2013 form.  Learn more.
  • Instructions to Form W-8BEN
  • Form W-8ECI
  • Instructions to Form W-8ECI

Click here to access IRS.GOV Forms and Publications Website.

The provisions commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) became law in March 2010.
  • FATCA targets tax non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers with foreign accounts
  • FATCA focuses on reporting:
 
  • By U.S. taxpayers about certain foreign financial accounts and offshore assets
 
  • By foreign financial institutions about financial accounts held by U.S. taxpayers or foreign entities in which U.S. taxpayers hold a substantial ownership interest
  • The objective of FATCA is the reporting of foreign financial assets; withholding is the cost of not reporting.
Individuals
 
Financial Institutions
 
Governments

 
U.S. individual taxpayers must report information about certain foreign financial accounts and offshore assets on Form 8938 and attach it to their income tax return, if the total asset value exceeds the appropriate reporting threshold.


Form 8938 reporting is in addition to FBAR reporting.
 

 
   
Foreign
To avoid being withheld upon, a foreign financial institution may register with the IRS, obtain a Global Intermediary Identification Number (GIIN) and report certain information on U.S. accounts to the IRS.

U.S.
U.S. financial institutions and other U.S withholding agents must both withhold 30% on certain payments to foreign entities that do not document their FATCA status and report information about certain non-financial foreign entities.
 
   
If a jurisdiction enters into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to implement FATCA, the reporting and other compliance burdens on the financial institutions in the jurisdiction may be simplified. Such financial institutions will not be subject to withholding under FATCA.
 

 

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