FATCA Compliance for Offshore Funds

It is important that fund managers understand their responsibilities under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”). FATCA imposes a 30% withholding tax on U.S. source payments to foreign financial institutions (“FFI”) that do not comply with requirements to identify their U.S. account holders, as well as to non-financial foreign entities that do not identify their substantial U.S. owners, unless an exception applies. For offshore funds, understanding their FATCA reporting requirements is of the utmost importance to avoid withholding tax. […]

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