FATCA Update: IRS Issues Guidance Regarding Electronic Transmission of Forms W-8 and Updates Information Reporting Guides

The Internal Revenue Service has issued additional informal guidance regarding implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). First, the IRS published a new “Frequently Asked Question” on its website addressing form and documentary evidence received by facsimile or email. The text of the guidance, which states that withholding agents may rely upon Forms […]

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