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FATCA Registration Resources and Support Information

FATCA Current Alerts and Other News

Revenue Procedure 2014-13 – Final FFI Agreement is Now Available for  FFI Agreement for Participating FFI and Reporting Model 2 FFI.

For the period from the opening of the FATCA registration website through December 31, 2013, a financial institution (FI) will be able to access its online account to modify or add registration information.

Prior to January 1, 2014, any information entered into the system, even if submitted as final by the website user, will not be regarded as a final submission, but will merely be stored until the information is submitted as final on or after January 1, 2014.  

FIs can use the remainder of 2013 to become familiar with the FATCA registration website, to input preliminary information, and to refine that information.  On or after January 1, 2014, each FI will be expected to finalize its registration information by logging into its online account on the FATCA registration website, making any necessary additional changes, and submitting the information as final.  

As registrations are finalized and approved in 2014, registering FIs will receive a notice of registration acceptance and will be issued a global intermediary identification number (GIIN).

The IRS will electronically post the first IRS Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) List by June 2, 2014, and will update the list on a monthly basis thereafter. Based on the IRS experience with the registration system and GIIN generation process to date, the IRS now believes that it can ensure registering FFIs that their GIINs will be included on the June 2 IRS FFI List if their registrations are finalized by May 5, 2014 (GMT -5), rather than April 25, 2014, as originally announced. Further, the IRS believes it can ensure registering FFIs that their GIINs will be included on the July 1 IRS FFI List if their registrations are finalized by June 3, 2014 (GMT -5).

Below find a link to instructions, user guide and other materials to assist you and your financial institution with FATCA registration:

FATCA Registration Overview (PDF)
 
FATCA Registration Online User Guide
 
When minor updates are made the Registration System, an update to the User Guide will be issued as an addendum. These will identify and provide updates to sections in the User Guide. Users should reference both documents.
 

FATCA Registration Online User Guide (PDF)

 

FATCA Registration Online User Guide Addendum (PDF)

 
Tips for Logging into the FATCA Registration System
 
Global Intermediary Identification Number (GIIN) Composition (PDF)
 
FFI List Resources
 
FATCA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
 

FATCA – FAQs

 

“How-to” videos to assist financial institutions with FATCA registration: 

 (Note: There may be slight differences between the videos and the screens in the FATCA Registration System due to system upgrades).

 

Creating a FATCA account for online registration

 

Logging into a FATCA Account

 

Recovering a FATCA ID or resetting a FATCA Access Code

 

Registration System Common Features and Navigation

 

FATCA Registration Part 1 - How to Enter Financial Institution Information

 

FATCA Registration Part 2 – Lead Financial Institution Enters Member Information

 

FATCA Registration Part 3 - Lead Financial Institution: How to Enter QI / WP / WT Renewal Information

 

Lead Financial Institution: How to Manage Member Information

 

Financial Institutions: Your Homepage Information and Options

 

FATCA Registration Part 4: How to Submit Registration

 
FFI List
 

FFI List Search and Download Tool Video

 


 


 


 




 

 

 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 11-Jul-2014