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FATCA Online Registration System: Information for Adding Multiple Sponsored Entities Using a File Upload

The FATCA Registration Sponsored Entity XML Schema provides the format and structure to add Sponsored Entity and Sponsored Subsidiary Branch information using a file upload. Please subscribe to the FATCA eNewsletter for updates on XML data preparation. The IRS also provides a Microsoft Excel-based  Sponsored Entity Data Preparation Tool for users unfamiliar with XML to use the file upload option.

The information below has instructions on  how to create and validate the XML file:

File Description Instructions
FATCA Registration Sponsored Entity Data Preparation Tool.xlsm (537 KB) (Updated on December 20, 2016) Data preparation tool compatible with Microsoft Excel 2010 or later to validate and generate a sponsored entity XML file based on data provided by the user. Sponsored Entity Data Preparation Tool Instructions (PDF) (Updated on May 4, 2016)
FATCA-FIRegistration-SponsoredEntityUpload-Schema (ZIP) FATCA-FIRegistration-SponsoredEntityUpload-1.0.xsd (13 KB)
Main schema for FATCA FI Registration Sponsored Entity List.
FATCA-FIRegistration-SponsoredEntityUpload-CountryList-1.0.xsd  (80 KB)
Two-letter country codes defined in ISO 3166-1 standard. Referenced by main schema.
(4 KB) – Sample Sponsored Entity List file.

Multiple Sponsored Entities XML File Preparation Instructions (PDF)

Additional Reference 
Country/Jurisdiction Listing

XML Resources – The .XSD and sample .XML files can be viewed with a web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Chrome), a text editor (i.e. Notepad), or an XML tool (i.e. XMLSpy, XML Notepad).

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 10-Jan-2017