Belgium releases CRS and FATCA documents

On 2 December 2019, the Federal Public Service of Finances in Belgium published a reminder on the recent release of the following two Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”) publications (Link-French):

  • document concerning the communication of the Tax Identification Number (“TIN”) (Link-French); and,
  • Frequently asked Question and Documentation page (Link-French).

In addition, on 4 December 2019, the Federal Public Service of Finances in Belgium reported that correction requests from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) files submitted for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 revenue years have been communicated to the relevant Financial Institutions (“FIs”) (Link-French). FIs which received a correction request now have one month and 3 working days to provide accurate and/or complete information.

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