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Why FATCA Is A Tax Treaty Override

I've been asked to explain comments I made in a recent talk about FATCA, when I said that this regime constitutes a tax treaty override, and that I don't think that IGAs are a valid fix as a matter of law. Here is my reasoning. I will use the US-Canada tax treaty as an example, but the override...

Why FATCA Is A Tax Treaty Override

I've been asked to explain comments I made in a recent talk about FATCA, when I said that this regime constitutes a tax treaty override, and that I don't think that IGAs are a valid fix as a matter of law. Here is my reasoning. I will use the US-Canada tax treaty as an example, but the override...

IRS' FATCA Registration System

By Professor William Byrnes , - co-author of LexisNexis® Guide to FATCA Compliance ; co-author of Foreign Tax & Trade Briefs FATCA Registration Portal Open for Business F ATCA requires that FFIs, through a responsible officer (a.k.a. “FATCA compliance officer”), make regular...

FATCA: Identifying US-related Swiss Bank Accounts

By William H. Byrnes and Robert J. Munro * Swiss banks that elected to participate in the Department of Justice Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements or Non-Target Letters for Swiss banks (the "Program") are required to identify "U.S. Related Accounts," as that term is defined...