Three Wishes For GIINs

Strapline: Industry Warehouse

Alan Samuels, vice president, Alacra Reference Data Solutions

There is an increasing focus on global intermediary identifier numbers (GIINs), an entity identifier issued by the IRS to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) as part of compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca). The goal of Fatca is to reduce US tax evasion by requiring FFIs such as banks, funds, trusts, asset managers and insurance companies to report certain information to the IRS about their US accounts. It's an important regulation to comply with, as non-compliant FFIs

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