Germany releases FATCA Infobrief 02/2019

On 11 April 2019, the Central Tax Office in Germany (“Bundeszentralamt für Steuern” or “BZSt”) issued a newsletter, “Infobrief FATCA 02/2019” (Link-German), which provides updated information for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”), including information on the changes to:

  • production start notification period 2018, which will start from 13 May 2019
  • change of the signature procedure at ELMA as of 1 December 2018
  • revision of document “Processing protocols FATCA”
  • supplement to the BMF letter of 1 February 2017

The “Communication Guideline III” has been updated accordingly (Link-German).

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