FATCA - IRS publication on FFI list search and download tool 

May 5:  The IRS has released a final version of a publication that provides guidance concerning the foreign financial institution (FFI) list search and download tool.

Pub. 5147 [PDF 3.65 MB]—FATCA Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) List / Search and Download Tool—explains the system requirements and instructions on how to launch, download, and search the FFI list and how to download FFI list search results.

The FATCA FFI list search and download tool has three main functions:

  • Download the entire FFI list
  • Search the FFI list
  • Download a partial FFI list (the search results)

Pub 5147 explains that the search tool may be used when there is a need to narrow down results by Global Intermediary Identification Number (GIIN), financial institution name, and/or by country of an FFI or its branch.

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