|September 29, 2014||Filled under FATCA, IRS Guidance, United States|
A U.S. Treasury official indicated that self-certifications used by Foreign Financial Institutions (“FFIs”) in Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) jurisdictions must be approved by the U.S. Treasury for the forms to be considered valid. The position is grounded on language included in certain portions of the IGA stating that the FFI may use a Form W-8/W-9 to […]
|July 22, 2014||FATCA, IRS Forms|
On July 18, 2014, the IRS released the Instructions for the Requester of Forms W-8BEN, W-8BEN-E, W-8ECI, W-8EXP, and W-8IMY (“Requester Instructions”). The Requester Instructions supplement the instructions for the noted Forms and can be used to help withholding agents and Foreign Financial Institutions (“FFIs”) in validating the Forms for both chapter 3 and 4 […]
|July 11, 2014||FATCA, IRS Guidance|
The following new and updated FAQs were posted on July 10, 2014, by the IRS. IGA Registration Does an FFI in a Model 1 IGA jurisdiction need to register before July 1, 2014, if the FFI is part of an EAG? No. The chapter 4 regulations generally provide that, in order for withholding not to apply, […]
|July 10, 2014||United Kingdom|
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will update the US guidance notes in August to clarify when: a trust will qualify as a financial institution as a result of the professional management of the trust’s assets by another financial institution the assets under management are considered to be the assets of the trust In the interim, […]
|July 8, 2014||FATCA|
The answer: Yes, depending on the bank. A foreign bank which meets the Local Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) requirements in either Annex II of an IGA or in the U.S. Treasury Regulations is not required to report a U.S. citizen if that individual is resident in the country in which the bank is licensed and regulated […]
|July 7, 2014||Filled under FATCA, IRS Guidance|
The addendum updates the naming conventions of the country lookup table.
|July 6, 2014||Filled under Jamaica|
The Model 1 IGA signed by Jamaica with the U.S. on May 2 is available here.
|July 6, 2014||Filled under Israel|
On June 30, Israel signed a Model 1 IGA with the U.S. The agreement is available here.
|July 6, 2014||Filled under IRS Guidance|
The IRS has released corrections to the final and temporary regulations (TD 9657), which were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, March 6, 2014 (79 FR 12812). The regulations relate to information reporting by foreign financial institutions (FFIs) with respect to U.S. accounts and withholding on certain payments to FFIs and other foreign entities.
|July 6, 2014||Filled under Guernsey|
States of Guernsey Income Tax MEDIA RELEASE – 12 June 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Notification of effective dates for the Intergovernmental Agreements with the UK and US relating to FATCA The Director of Income Tax has today provided clarity regarding certain effective dates in Guernsey’s Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs) with the United Kingdom (UK) and the […]