New instructions for IRS forms

The IRS has issued instructions for Form W-8BEN-E for use by entities certifying the status of beneficial account owners to meet the reporting and withholding requirements under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

The IRS has also released instructions for Form 8966, ‘FATCA Report’, for use in reporting information required by the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. You can download the forms (pdf) here:

Tax Advice - Instruction Form W-8BEN-E
Tax Advice - Instruction Form 8966