First broadcast 26 September 2014 - Over the next few months you and your firm will need to understand the implications of FATCA (Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act) and what you need to do to be fully compliant with it.
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Download a PDF copy of the Q&A that accompanied a webinar discussing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
Download a PDF copy of the slides that accompany a webinar discussing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
The Model 1 Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) is a standard template that facilitates FATCA reporting.
Flowchart prepared by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners to illustrate trusts under a model 1 intergovernmental agreement (IGA): Jurisdiction X.
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Flowchart covering UK trusts under the UK/USA Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA).
FATCA flowchart for UK trusts under the UK/USA Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA).
This paper summarises the key aspects of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and alerts members of professional firms to the action needed at various points over the coming months to ensure that your firm, its partners and its associated entities are properly meeting their obligations under the new rules and that you are able to discuss them with your clients.
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List of Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA) by jurisdiction, alongside current status and effective dates. The list includes PDFs of IGA, related agreements, arrangements, corrections and understandings.
Official US guidance on FATCA for individuals and institutions, including a list of approved foreign institutions that have a Global Intermediary Identification Number (GIIN).
Comprehensive topic guide on the CRS regime, background and aims, its relationship to FATCA, the status of the Alternative Reporting Regime for UK Resident Non-Domiciles, and enforcement.
Detailed guidance for entities affected by FATCA, implemented in UK legislation as The International Tax Compliance (United States of America) Regulations 2013. Sections cover financial institutions, financial accounts, due diligence, individual accounts, entity accounts, reporting, and compliance.
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