IMPACT ON TAXPAYERS
The U.S. Congress advised the Adopted Account Tax Acquiescence Act (FATCA) to advance U.S. aborigine acquiescence with advertisement adopted banking assets and adopted accounts. Under the FATCA, alone taxpayers with defined adopted banking assets that accommodated a assertive dollar alpha should abode this advice to the IRS, alpha with Tax Year 2011, by filing Form 8938, Statement of Defined Adopted Banking Assets, with their assets tax return.
To abstain actuality accountable to withholding, the FATCA additionally requires adopted banking institutions (FFI) to annals and accede to abode to the IRS assertive advice about banking accounts captivated by U.S. taxpayers or captivated by adopted entities in which U.S. taxpayers authority a abundant buying interest.
WHY TIGTA DID THE AUDIT
This analysis was accomplished to appraise the IRS’s efforts to ensure that taxpayers, the FFIs, and denial agents accede with the FATCA.
WHAT TIGTA FOUND
TIGTA bent that, admitting spending about $380 million, the IRS has taken bound or no activity on a majority of the planned activities categorical in the FATCA Acquiescence Roadmap.
The letters filed by the FFIs did not accommodate (or included invalid) Aborigine Identification Numbers (TIN). As a result, the IRS’s efforts to bout FFI and alone aborigine abstracts were unsuccessful, which afflicted the IRS’s adeptness to analyze and accomplish FATCA requirements for alone taxpayers.
Also, the IRS alone afresh accomplished activity to accomplish denial abettor acquiescence with the FATCA afterwards TIGTA provided feedback. TIGTA empiric that a cogent allotment of the Forms 1042-S, Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Assets Accountable to Withholding, the IRS receives that affect to the FATCA do not accept accurate TINs. However, best Form 1099 alternation advice allotment pertaining to the FATCA do accept accurate TINs and can be acclimated by the IRS in its FATCA acquiescence strategies. There were 62,398 Tax Year 2015 Forms 1042-S with invalid TINs advertisement added than $717 million, of which aloof over $47 actor was withheld.
WHAT TIGTA RECOMMENDED
TIGTA recommended that the IRS: 1) authorize aftereffect procedures and admit activity to abode absurdity notices accompanying to book submissions alone by the International Acquiescence Management Model; 2) admit acquiescence efforts to abode taxpayers who did not book a Form 8938 but who were appear on a Form 8966 filed by an FFI; 3) add advice to the Form 8938 instructions to acquaint taxpayers on how to use the FFI List Search and Download Tool on the IRS’s website; 4) admit acquiescence efforts to abode and actual missing or invalid TINs on Form 8966 filings by non-IGA FFIs and Model 2 IGA FFIs; 5) aggrandize acquiescence efforts to abode and actual the invalid TINs on all Form 1042-S filings by non-IGA FFIs and Model 2 IGA FFIs; and 6) admit acquiescence efforts to analyze Form 1099 filings with accurate TINs to agnate Form 8938 filings.
The IRS agreed with four of TIGTA’s six recommendations. Corrective accomplishments include: 1) establishing aftereffect procedures and initiating activity on absurdity notices with the FFIs; 2) continuing efforts to systemically bout Form 8966 and Form 8938 abstracts to analyze nonfilers and underreporting accompanying to U.S. holders of adopted accounts and to the FFIs; 3) allegorical taxpayers how to access all-around agent numbers; and 4) strengthening all-embracing acquiescence efforts directed against convalescent the accurateness of advertisement by Form 1042-S filers.
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