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FIs — Preview FATCA Registration Form 

Global Tax Adviser


April 23, 2013


Financial institutions have an opportunity to review and provide comments on a draft registration-process form for the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

Electronic form
The IRS has released a draft FATCA registration-process form - Form 8957, "Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Registration Process" - proposed for use by financial institutions to register electronically under the FATCA regime beginning in July 2013.


Draft Form 8957 is being released solely for review and comment purposes. The IRS cautions that this draft form is not to be submitted by financial institutions in an attempt to register for FATCA.


Electronic registration is expected to open in July 2013.


Paper form
The IRS will make a final paper registration form available in July 2013, although it has "strongly encouraged" financial institutions to use the online registration process after it becomes available in July 2013.


For more information, contact your KPMG adviser.


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