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USA/SA FATCA agreement now prevents secret investments

In February 2014 SARS announced that the implementation date of the FATCA Agreement with the USA was 28 October 2014. What does this mean? FATCA is the international agreement imposed by the USA on all signatories (which in effect means any country wishing to remain on cordial financial terms with the USA) under which financial institutions … Continue reading

FATCA reporting from 1 July 2014

Enacted in 2010, the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) seeks to prevent tax abuses by US persons living or operating outside of the US. FATCA imposes a 30% withholding tax on payments of US source income made to non-US financial institutions, unless they enter into an agreement with the US Internal Revenue Service … Continue reading
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