FATCA IDES system outage and testing session reminder

On 15 December 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) reminded users that the FATCA International Data Exchange Service will not be available from 13 January 2017 (12:00EST) until 15 January 2017 (23:59 EST).

 In addition, the IRS reminded users that there will be a testing session, which will only support the FATCA XML Schema v2.0 and Notification XML Schema v2.3, from 19 December 2016 (8:00EST) until 30 January 2017 (17:00EST). More information is available in the IDES Support page (Link) and the IDES Help Desk page (Link).

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