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17 Red Flags for Potential International-Sanctions Violations

Recent events in Ukraine and the Middle East have expanded sanctions placed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) against certain foreign financial institutions and individuals. This...more

IRS Notice 2014-33 – IRS Grants Relief for Good-Faith Efforts Under FATCA

On May 2, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2014-33 (the “Notice”) providing that calendar years 2014 and 2015 will be regarded as a transition period for purposes of IRS enforcement and administration...more

IRS Declares 2014 and 2015 as a Transition Period for FATCA Administration and Enforcement and Provides an Additional Six Months...

Pursuant to Notice 2014-33 (the Notice), the IRS announced that it will treat calendar years 2014 and 2015 as a transition period for the administration and enforcement of the due diligence, reporting, and withholding...more

IRS Extends FATCA Registration Deadline to May 5, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS: - Foreign financial institutions must perform due diligence to identify their U.S.-owned accounts and report them to the IRS, as well as act as a withholding agent for payments to other foreign entities....more

IRS announces six-month delay in FATCA implementation

On Friday, the US Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced a six-month extension to the start of the FATCA withholding and account due diligence requirements. ...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2013: FATCA: Next Steps for Asset Managers

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released final regulations (“Regulations”) on January 17, 2013 implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”).1...more

Highlights of Recently Released FATCA Regulations

On January 17, the Internal Revenue Service issued long-awaited final regulations (the Final Regulations) for implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) (the Final Regulations are contained in T.D. 9610). For...more

FATCA G-5 Model Intergovernmental Information Sharing Agreements Released, with Substantial Benefits for Insurance Company FFIs...

On July 26, 2012, the Treasury Department released two versions of a model intergovernmental agreement (model IGA) for government-to-government information sharing under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). One...more

Proposed FATCA Regulations Feature InterGovernmental Approach

Sections 1471 through 1474, commonly referred to as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) were originally enacted as a part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act on 3/18/10. FATCA requires foreign...more

IRS and Treasury Department Publish Anticipated FATCA Guidance

Proposed Regulations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Issued February 8, 2012 On February 8, 2012, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released widely anticipated proposed...more

An Intergovernmental Approach to FATCA: US Treasury Issues Joint Statement From the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain...

On February 8, 2012, the Department of Treasury (the “Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) issued proposed regulations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”). FATCA establishes a new US...more

Why You Still Need to Care about FATCA

In This Presentation: FATCA: Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - History - Nuts and Bolts - Highlights of Proposed Regulations - Intergovernmental Agreement - Next Steps - Q&A Please see full...more

Next Phase of FATCA Guidance Arrives with Proposed Regulations and Announcement of Possible Intergovernmental Approach

On February 8, 2012, the US Treasury Department (“US Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released long-awaited proposed regulations on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”). The proposed regulations...more

FATCA Proposed Regulations Unveiled by Treasury

On February 8, Treasury released nearly 400 pages of highly detailed proposed regulations (the Proposed Regulations) relating to the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). In drafting the Proposed...more

Treasury Issues Proposed FATCA Regulations

On February 8, 2012, the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) issued proposed regulations on the implementation of the withholding and due diligence provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act...more

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