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Presented below is a listing of publications and by-lined articles reflecting Deloitte’s perspective on Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) legislation and implications and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

CRS news

The Common Reporting Standard: Impact on financial services institutions

The Tax Adviser | March 1, 2016

The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is the standard for automatic exchange of financial account information developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Due to the complexity of these rules, financial institutions incorporated inside and outside the United States should assess the CRS rules and determine how they are affected.

Read the full article, by Denise Hintzke and Andrea Garcia Castelao on how CRS impacts financial services institutions.

Global transparency efforts likely to open information flood

Bloomberg BNA “Daily Tax Report” | January 13, 2016

The differences between FATCA and CRS, including the threshold for reporting, are likely to create problems for banks, while many countries implementing the two regimes are struggling with the need for guidance in short order. Denise Hintzke, global FATCA tax leader at Deloitte Tax LLP, told Bloomberg BNA there is “still a tremendous amount of confusion about the interplay between the regs and the IGAs. CRS is much more complicated than FATCA.” Download the full article written by Alison Bennett.

FATCA news

'False Positives' in FATCA Data May Hamper Enforcement

Tax Notes | p. 514 | October 24, 2016

Information reported to the IRS under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act likely includes many unidentified individuals who are not US taxpayers, potentially limiting the data's value. Denise Hintzke, Deloitte’s Global FATCA Tax Leader, and other practitioners cited agreed that false positives could limit FATCA data's value to the IRS, noting that the IRS has yet to receive most of it.

Download full article of the interview, conducted by Tax Administration Reporter, Luca Gattoni-Celli of Tax Analysts and originally published by Tax Analysts.

The Impact of the Proposed US QI Agreement

Tax Notes International | Volume 83, Number 9 | August 29, 2016

On July 1, 2016, the IRS released Notice 2016-42, providing the proposed Qualified Intermediary (QI) Agreement that certain foreign intermediaries may enter into to simplify their compliance with US reporting and withholding requirements. In this article, Deloitte Tax authors highlight some of the key changes found in the agreement, including the compliance reviews and the new Qualified Derivative Dealer rules.

Download the full article, by Denise Hintzke and Kelly Cruze, and reprinted from Tax Notes International, August 29, 2016, p. 789. The authors would like to thank Paul Epstein and Anthony Martirano for their contributions to this article.

Global Tax Information Reporting: Mitigating Tax risk by dismantling organizational silos and implementing a new target operating model

Bloomberg BNA “Daily Tax Report” | March 22, 2016

Forward-thinking institutions are developing and implementing new operating models in advance of regulator-imposed obligations—and they urge stakeholders to gather key metrics and build a strong business case to obtain C-suite sponsorship.

Download the full article, by Matthew Cahill, Jensen Jacob, and Jawad Ahmad on how FATCA and initiatives like it worldwide are forcing financial institutions to examine changes necessary in their global tax information reporting operating models.

IRS Notice easing FATCA compliance gets high marks from Tax practitioners

Bloomberg BNA “Daily Tax Report” | January 21, 2016

The new IRS Notice 2016-8 makes needed changes to help banks comply with FATCA. Denise Hintzke, global FATCA tax leader at Deloitte Tax LLP, spoke to Bloomberg BNA about the positive impact of these changes for foreign financial institutions, particularly the fund industry. Download the full article written by Alison Bennett.

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