US Releases Details of More Relaxed FATCA Regulations

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The Internal Revenue Service in the US has proposed changes to existing directions, to help decrease the administrative burden imposed by the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) on companies and financial institutions in the US.

The most notable changes to FATCA are as follows:

The disposal of withholding tax on payments of gross funds and on other insurance payments.
Deferring tax charged on foreign through payments.
Elucidate the meaning of investment entities.
Direction on due-diligence prerequisites of withholding agents is likewise included.