The IRS posted a draft version (as of 14 October 2014) of the general instructions for certain information returns—Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, and W-2G—for the 2015 tax year.
The 29-page draft instructions (PDF, 500 KB) note that new for 2015 are the following items:
The draft instructions were provided in draft form for comments, and will be subject to OMB approval before being finalized.
According to the U.S. Treasury Department, intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) to implement the FATCA regime have been signed by representatives of several Latin American countries and the United States.
According to the U.S. Treasury Department website, as of early October 2014, the following countries in the Americas (in both North and South America and in the Caribbean) have executed Model 1 IGAs with the United States under the FATCA regime:
Treasury reports that Bermuda and Chile have signed Model 2 IGAs with the United States.
Other jurisdictions that have reached FATCA agreements “in substance” (for Model 1 IGAs) and have consented to being named on a list maintained by Treasury include:
Nicaragua and Paraguay have agreed “in substance” to a Model 2 IGA.
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