GIIN Lists Analysis: June 2014 through April 2015 April’s global GIIN registrations, like March, were unimpressive.  Financial institution GIIN total registrations ticked up from an unimpressive 2,479 additional ones in March to 3,734 in April, bringing the ultimate GIIN count to 160,010 from the March result of 156,276.  The 112 IGA signatories, and IGA agreements…

General Introduction From 1 July 2014, U.S. withholding agents have imposed, with very limited exceptions, the new Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Chapter 4 withholding (a.k.a. FATCA) of 30 percent on ‘withholdable’ payments to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) that do not appear on the IRS’ published GIIN list. However, U.S. Treasury delayed the imposition of the…