Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
FATCA is a series of regulations passed by the US pertaining to the fulfilment of fiscal obligations for accounts held abroad.
Its fundamental objective is to identify any American citizens with investments held in foreign financial entities. On the basis of the International Agreement signed by Spain and the US, it means that financial entities in Spain must classify affected customers and report their account details to the Tax Agency.Which customers are affected by the FACTA identification requirement? .
It affects all customers , private individuals and legal entities, although the Authorities will only be informed about those who, following the identification process, are found to fulfil the following criteria:
Agreement signed by Spain and the US to improve international fiscal compliance and the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - FATCA, signed on 14 May 2013 ( BOE of 1 July 2014).
In addition, Order HAP/1136/2014 was approved on 30 June 2014, regulating certain matters related with reporting obligations and due diligence.
Not at all. The purpose of FATCA is to provide the Authorities with details of the accounts held by reportable customers.
Grupo Cooperativo Cajamar will continue working with customers that fulfil FATCA, as it has been doing up until now. The portfolio of products available will not be altered by FATCA.
The procedure developed by Grupo Cooperativo Cajamar provides the coverage required in relation to the fiscal obligations of its customers arising as a result of FATCA regulations.
This proactive approach to identification and management avoids the need for customers to be reported unnecessarily.