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FFI List Schema and Test Files

Under FATCA, withholding agents must withhold tax on certain payments to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) that do not agree to report certain information to the IRS about their U.S. accounts or accounts of certain foreign entities with substantial U.S. owners.

An FFI may agree to report certain information about its account holders by registering to be FATCA compliant. An FFI that has registered to be FATCA compliant and that has been issued a global intermediary identification number (GIIN) will appear on a published FFI List. An FFI List search and download tool is available to search this list by FI name, GIIN or country and download the search results or to download the entire list. Withholding agents may rely on an FFI’s claim of FATCA status based on checking the payee’s GIIN against the published FFI List or  the FFI list search and download tool. This list is published monthly on the FFI List search and download tool.

If you plan to download the full FFI list, the schema and test files will help you prepare. The complete list of all FATCA compliant FIs and branches is available for download in CSV and XML formats, including zipped/compressed versions. The zip files will download faster.  Note: The published list will contain significantly more records than the test files.

If you use the FFI list search and download tool, you can download your search results in CSV, XML or PDF formats.

Additional information on FATCA registration and GIIN composition is available.

To download files, follow the download process for your browser. For most browsers the best option is to right click and either download or save the file to your computer.

FFI List Schema and Test File (XML)

The FFI List schema contains information about the FFI List that is published. The XML test file contains dummy data records to illustrate the format and data that is included in the FFI List.


FFI List Test File (CSV)

The CSV test file contains example dummy data to illustrate the format and data that is included in the FFI List.  



Find out more about the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 29-May-2015