The IRS today issued a release noting that the FATCA International Data Exchange Service (IDES) opens for testing beginning Monday, June 1, 2015, at 12:00 PM EDT to Monday, June 8, 2015, at 12:00 PM EDT (UTC/GMT -4). The test session will be open to users that have completed IDES enrollment by Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 5:00 PM EDT.
As noted in the IRS transmittal message [PDF 51 KB], in order to complete the enrollment process, an IRS-issued GIIN, FIN or HCTA Entity ID, a username, and a valid certificate will be required.
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