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The Comply Catch-Up – February 2023 Issue 26

Comply Catch-Up Febuary 23
Issue Number 2023-02 noting updates to FAQs Q9 and Q10 on the QI/WP/WT FAQs page under the section, Certifications and Periodic Reviews.

  • On February 8, 2023, the IRS published an updated Publication 1220, Specifications for Electronic Filing of Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, and W-2G.

  • On February 13, 2023, the IRS published Issue Number 2023-03 reminding filers of the approaching 1042-S deadline and best practices. As a reminder, Forms 1042, 1042-S and 1042-T must be filed by March 15, 2023, with the IRS, unless an extension has been requested. You must also furnish Forms 1042-S to recipients by March 15, 2023.
  • On February 14, 2023, the IRS published Issue Number 2023-04 indicating the renewal link for all QIs to renew their QI Agreements per Rev. Proc. 2022-43 is now available.

  • On February 21, 2023, the IRS released Final Regulations expanding the requirement of electronic filing of information returns beginning in the 2024 calendar year. This will now require any taxpayer, whether US or foreign, with 10 or more information returns, to electronically file with the IRS and requires the taxpayer to aggregate their information returns to conduct the calculation.
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    FATCA / CRS Key Dates & Reminders – Select Jurisdictions

    OECD

      • On February 15, 2023, OECD published an announcement indicating Armenia’s commitment to implement the International Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (AEOI) by 2025.

    Australia

      • On February 17, 2023, the Australian Taxation Office published an update on reporting requirements of US tax identification numbers for FATCA reporting purposes for 2022, 2023, and 2024.

    British Virgin Islands

      • The British Virgin Islands International Tax Authority advised BVI Financial Institutions that the BVI Financial Account Reporting System (BVIFARS) Portal is now open to accept FATCA, CRS and CbC enrolments and reporting submissions. Enrolment and Submission deadlines are as follows:
        • Annual Enrolment for US FATCA: 1 April 2023
        • Annual FATCA Reporting Submission: 31 May 2023
        • Annual Enrolment/Notification for CRS: 30 April 2023
        • Annual CRS Reporting Submission: 31 May 2023

    Cyprus

      • On February 21, 2023, Cyprus Tax Department published an announcement regarding updated TIN field codes for FATCA XML Schema in response to IRS Notice 2023-11.

    Guernsey

      • On February 2, 2023, Guernsey Revenue Service published Bulletin 2023/02. The Bulletin contains updates on the following:
        • Registration requirement of all Reporting Guernsey Financial Institutions (RGFIs)
        • Informing Guernsey Revenue Service of failure to obtain a valid Self-Certification
        • Automatic rollover of Registered Financial Institutions reporting period in IGOR
        • Archiving Financial Institutions in IGOR
        • Filing Deadlines for FATCA and CRS

    Jersey

    Malta

      • On February 17, 2023, the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue of Malta published a notification seeking feedback from Reporting Malta Financial Institutions on the relief given by the US on certain pre-existing accounts that are US reportable accounts. The period for submitting feedback ends on 10 March 2023 and can be sent to aeoi-admin.cfr@gov.mt.

    Mauritius

      • On February 17, 2023, Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) published a communication informing RFIs of the new TIN codes released in IRS Notice 2023-11.

    Singapore

      • On February 1, 2023, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) published an updated List of Reportable Jurisdictions for 2022 CRS reporting. Ghana, Jamaica, and Maldives are new reportable jurisdictions for reporting year 2022. As a reminder, Reporting Singapore Financial Institutions (SGFIs) are to submit 2022 CRS reports by 31 May 2023.

      • On February 15, 2023, IRAS also posted a reminder that the CRS registration deadline for an entity that became a Reporting SGFI between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022, is 31 March 2023. For additional registration information, visit the IRAS CRS Registration page.

    United Kingdom

      • On February 3, 2023, HMRC published updated guidance on reporting requirements of US tax identification numbers for FATCA reporting purposes in response to the recently released Notice 2023-11 by the IRS.
     

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    In case you missed it, Jessica Metts, our CCO and Director of Client Services, spoke alongside Wendy Walker, Solution Principal at Sovos, this month where they provided an overview of Forms W-8 and 1042-S, as well as some best practices for accurate and successful filings. If you missed the live webinar, you can register here to receive the webinar recording and presentation.

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