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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

Denis Kleinfeld: FATCA – Predictions of Implementation Failure Proving True

Denis Kleinfeld, Of Counsel to Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, is one of the nation”s most prolific writers in the field of International Tax Planning, and in recent years has focused his attention on the Foreign Account Tax...more

A nuisance called FATCA – Does the UK/US IGA make it bearable?

The introduction by the US of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act 2010 (FATCA) set the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons in the international loan financing markets by requiring foreign and domestic borrowers, lenders and...more

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

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

What You Need to Know About FATCA’s Impact on Non-U.S. Retirement Plans

The Internal Revenue Service recently published final regulations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which are effective immediately. FATCA imposes significant reporting obligations on both non-U.S....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: 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

U.S. Tax Authorities Issue Final FATCA Regulations

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury Department) and U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final Treasury Regulations (Final Regulations) under the tax provisions commonly referred to as the...more

FATCA Regulations Finally Arrive: A First Look

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Treasury Department (“U.S. Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released long-awaited final regulations on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”). The final regulations...more

Understanding FATCA

In late October PE Manager brought together four industry professionals (Joan Arnold, Pepper Hamilton; Kristy Trieste, Corsair Capital; Lori Evans, Birch Hill Equity Partners; and Jay Bakst, EisnerAmper) who must all in their...more

U.S. Treasury/IRS Amend FATCA Rules And Extend Certain Deadlines

As we move toward the end of 2012, many non-U.S. financial institutions have been eager for information on how the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is going to be implemented. They are the entities which will have...more

U.S. Treasury Department Releases Model FATCA Intergovernmental Agreements

On July 26, 2012, the U.S. Department of Treasury released its first model intergovernmental agreement (IGA) implementing the information reporting and withholding tax provisions under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act...more

Treasury Releases FATCA Intergovernmental Model Agreements

On July 26, 2012, the U.S. Treasury Department (“Treasury”) released two model agreements that reflect the intergovernmental approach outlined in Treasury’s February joint statement with France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the...more

U.S. Department of Treasury Publishes FATCA Intergovernmental Model Agreement

On July 26, 2012, the U.S. Department of Treasury ("Treasury") published the intergovernmental model agreement for government-to-government information sharing ("model agreement") to implement the information reporting and...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

Third FATCA Compliance Model Announced - Inter-Governmental Agreements

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) issued joint statements with the governments of Japan and Switzerland on June 21, 2012 outlining a new framework for foreign financial institutions (FFIs) in those countries to...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

Final Proposed FATCA Regulations Issued

The U.S. Treasury Department (“Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) on February 8, 2012 issued proposed regulations addressing the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA,” which was...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

Significant Developments for the Implementation of FATCA: The IRS and Treasury Department Release Proposed Regulations

On February 8, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department released long-awaited proposed regulations on a set of statutory rules commonly referred to as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act rules...more

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