FATCA Frequently Asked Questions End-of-Year Update
Posted by William Byrnes on December 31, 2013
On December 27, 2013 the IRS issued a new FATCA FAQ (FAQ #29) to explain Notice 2013-43 (Revised Timeline and Other Guidance Regarding the Implementation of FATCA).
|Q29.||Why did my registration status change to Registration Incomplete and how do I submit the registration again?||Notice 2013-43 stated that after January 1, 2014 the FI will need to submit a final registration. If an FI submitted a registration prior to this date, the registration status will be systemically updated to Registration Incomplete on December 31, 2013. The registration system will be unavailable during this time.Beginning on January 1, 2014, you can login to your FATCA account, and resubmit your registration by selecting “Registration – Edit/Complete/Submit” under the Available Account Options on your home page. You will be asked if you want to change your status to Initiated. Select yes, and review each page of the registration, making any necessary updates, and clicking the “next” button at the bottom of each page to continue. When you get to Part 4 of the registration, complete the information, and click on the Submit button. Your registration status will then be updated to Registration Submitted. You can go back at any time to update information.
Read my previous FATCA coverage of the recent end of year releases regarding the new FFI Agreement, Registration Portal, GIIN issuance, among related topics > herein <
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