U.S.A.: FATCA: U.S.A. and South Korea sign Model I Intergovernmental Agreement
On 10 June 2015, South Korea (previously on the list of agreements “in substance”) and the U.S.A. signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) under Model I to improve international tax compliance with respect to the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
This is the fifty-seventh FATCA bilateral agreement Model I to be published so far.
Model I IGAs have previously been signed between the U.S.A. and, individually the United Kingdom, Denmark, Mexico, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Germany, France, Costa Rica, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man, Italy, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Malta, Hungary, Canada, Finland, Luxembourg, Honduras, Estonia, Belgium, Australia, Jamaica, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, South Africa, New Zealand, Latvia, the British Virgin Islands, Israel, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, the Bahamas, Barbados, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Singapore, Curacao, Qatar, Kosovo, Belarus, Croatia, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Colombia, Iceland, Romania and the Holy See.
We continue to monitor the implementation of FATCA and will provide more information as it becomes available.
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