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. 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. 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.