International Financial Law Prof Blog

Editor: William Byrnes
Texas A&M University
School of Law

Sunday, December 17, 2017

IRS Publishes New FATCA FAQs

The IRS published new QI/WP/WT FAQs. The FAQs can be found in the New Applications/Renewals (Q17, Q18 and Q19) and Certifications and Periodic Reviews (Q1 and Q2) subsections on the FATCA – FAQs General page.

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