As recently communicated in the Belgian media, Belgians with the American nationality risk losing their Belgian bank accounts because of the strict application of the U.S. FATCA-legislation. FATCA In application of the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), which is also applicable in relation to U.S. citizens residing in Belgium, financial institutions outside the U.S.
On 23 April 2014, Minister of Finance, Koen Geens and US Ambassador, Mark Storella signed the long awaited bilateral Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) intended to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The IGA will provide needed clarity around the implementation of FATCA for the Financial Institutions (FIs) resident in Belgium and those with branches
FATCA milestone reached after signing of tenth IGA with France On 14 November 2013, French Minister of Economy and Finance Pierre Moscovici and US Ambassador to France Charles H. Rivkin signed a bilateral Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) intended to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). FATCA was enacted by the US in 2010 to
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the US Department of the Treasury (Treasury) issued Notice 2013-43 (Notice) last Friday announcing revised timelines for implementing various provisions under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The Notice also provides additional guidance concerning financial institutions in jurisdictions that have signed an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) but have not yet enacted
On 21 December 2012, the Chargé d’affaires at the US Embassy in Ireland and the Minister for Finance of Ireland signed an intergovernmental agreement (the US-Ireland IGA) under the provisions commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). As anticipated, Annex II of the US-Ireland IGA specifically identifies the Irish institutions and products