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Final Regulations Implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”)

On January 17, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released final regulations (the “Final Regulations”) implementing the reporting and withholding provisions of the HIRE Act (commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax...more

FATCA: Final Regulations Raise Questions for Trust Practitioners

In the wake of a series of scandals involving U.S. taxpayers sheltering their assets from the reach of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Congress enacted the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) on 18 March 2010...more

IRS Releases Draft Form to Certify Status Of Individuals for Withholding Under FATCA

On September 11, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released a new draft version of Form W-8 BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding (Individuals). This Form is used...more

IRS Issues Draft Withholding Forms Conforming To FATCA

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA"), passed as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act enacted in March 2010, added a requirement which generally provides that a foreign financial...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Sections 1471 through 1474, commonly referred to as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) were originally enacted as a part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act on 3/18/10.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

Proposed Regulations Provide FATCA Compliance Guidance for Foreign Financial Institutions, Other Foreign Entities and U.S....

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service recently issued proposed regulations under Sections 1471–1474 of the Internal Revenue Code. The proposed regulations provide updated guidance on information...more

Treasury Department Issues Proposed Regulations Under FATCA and Unveils Bilateral Agreements for Partner Countries With Respect to...

This update is a follow-up to our May 6, 2010 publication, HIRE Act of 2010 - Increases Need for International Tax Compliance, with respect to the new information reporting obligations for foreign financial institutions...more

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