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FATCA challenged in Canadian court and United Nations

Two Canadian-U.S. dual citizens, on August 11, filed suit in the Federal Court of Canada challenging the constitutionality of the intergovernmental agreement signed by the U.S. and Canada that implements FATCA.

The lawsuit, funded by the Alliance for the Defense of Canadian Sovereignty (ADCS), alleges that the intergovernmental agreement violates provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms . . .

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U.S. and Haiti agree in substance on FATCA IGA

U.S. Treasury Department has updated its FATCA website, reporting that Haiti has reached an “agreement in substance” on a Model 1 intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the United States and consented to this status as of June 30.

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UAE set to sign FATCA Model 1 IGA

The United Arab Emirates will complete and sign a Model 1 FATCA IGA this month and will send the agreement electronically to the US IRS in September 2015, UAE HE Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance told reporters February 15. The UAE had reached an agreement . . .

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Singapore and US sign Model 1 FATCA IGA

Singapore and the US on December 9 signed a FATCA Model 1 Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), following the initialing of the agreement May 5, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has announced. The IGA is designed to simplify FATCA information reporting for Singapore financial institutions.  See, Singapore release

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US IRS notes new Form1042-S on FATCA website

The US IRS on October 15 posted a “recent development” to the TY2014 Instructions for Form 1042-S, as follows:

“The 2014 Form 1042-S posted to IRS.gov on 04/02/2014 supersedes the 2014 Form 1042-S posted to IRS.gov on 03/12/2014. We are re-posting this form to correct the formatting of the recipient’s address in order to facilitate the mailing of this form to taxpayers.” See, FATCA website.