U.S.A.: IRS publishes a reminder for Foreign Financial Institutions to check their agreement renewal requirement


On 13 October 2017, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a reminder to advice Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) to check whether they are required to renew their agreement for FATCA.

The reminder includes the following information:

  • The deadline to renew the FFI agreement is 24 October 2017.
  • A table in order to help FFIs in determining whether they are required to renew their FFI agreement on the FATCA FFI Registration System;
  • A link to the updated FATCA Registration User Guide including steps for FFIs to renew their FFI agreement.

If an FFI is required to renew its agreement and fails to do so until the deadline, the FFI will be removed from the November FFI list and will be subject to 30% withholding tax on certain U.S. source payments.

We continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information as it becomes available.

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