U.S.A.: IRS updates the FATCA Registration System


Clearstream Banking would like to inform customers that the IRS has updated the Foreign Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Registration System. The updates enable amongst others:

  • The submission of the certification of pre-existing accounts (COPA) and the periodic certification
  • The input of the FATCA classification, which is:
    • Mandatory for entities that have a certification requirement
    • Recommended for entities that do not have a certification requirement, in order to avoid receiving inapplicable certification notifications from the IRS.

More information on the subject may be found in the information on the IRS Website.

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

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