FFI List Schema and Test Files
About the FFI List
Under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (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. A registered FFI to which we’ve issued a global intermediary identification number (GIIN) will appear on a monthly published FFI list.
To learn more about the FFI List and coordination, including withholding, reporting, and FATCA registration, please review the information on FATCA compliance, International Data Exchange Service, and FATCA Registration.
About the FFI List Schema and Test Files
The FFI List Search and Download Tool allows downloading of the entire FFI List or a partial list containing your search results. The schema and test files provided below will help you prepare for downloading the FFI list 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.
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.
|XML Schema||FATCA-FFILIST-1.0.XSD (6KB) - The FFI List schema contains information about the FFI List that is published. The XML test file contains sample data records to illustrate the format and data that is included in the FFI List.
FFIListEXAMPLE.XML (4KB) – Sample FFI List file.
|CSV File||FFIListEXAMPLE.CSV (1KB) - The CSV test file contains sample data to illustrate the format and data that is included in the FFI List.|
Updated FFI List Test Files – Please note that the test files below do not apply to the current FFI list files. The test files give users a preview of the updated FFI list, which will be available in late 2015. The schema file (.XSD) will not be changed. Learn more
|XML File||FFIListEXAMPLE3.0.XML (9 KB) – The XML test file contains sample data to illustrate the format and data that is included in the FFI List.|
|CSV File||FFIListEXAMPLE3.0.CSV (6 KB) - The CSV test file contains sample data to illustrate the format and data that is included in the FFI List.|