The IDES testing will be open to all financial institutions and tax administrations that have completed IDES enrollment by Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 5:00 PM EDT.
To complete the IDES enrollment process, a user will need:
Read the FATCA IDES web page for a list of IRS recommended certificates authorities.
Enrolled users will receive an email with a link to the IDES test web application on Monday April 20, 2015.
The IRS cautioned (1) the test files must be submitted to the test link and must contain only test data and (2) test data must only be submitted to the test system and never to the production system.
Before beginning testing:
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