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Validating W-8 Forms: Cultivating an Eye for Detail

Validating W-8 Forms: Cultivating an Eye for Detail

We are often asked what constitutes a consequential or an inconsequential error when validating a W-8 form. Some errors are obviously consequential, but what happens if an error appears relatively trivial, such as an incorrect date format? In this post, we explore how you can assess the risks involved and make a judgement about whether to reject or validate a W-8 form.

I speak English, French and FATCA

I speak English, French and FATCA

Acronyms have two main uses: to facilitate efficient communication between professionals within a given discipline where the long form of technical terms would be unwieldy, and to create a barrier to communication – a secret language that you can only understand if you are within the profession. In this post, Ross McGill gives a quick guide to the acronyms of FATCA.

Are FATCA’s Dissenters Tilting at Windmills?

Are FATCA’s Dissenters Tilting at Windmills?

Like Don Quixote, FATCA’s dissenters may have misidentified their enemy. So what is the problem with FATCA and what might happen if the anti-FATCA movement succeed in getting it repealed?

The Challenges of GATCA

The Challenges of GATCA

The global anti-tax evasion frameworks that comprise GATCA have as many commonalities as they have differences, so it makes sense to approach regulatory compliance in a holistic fashion.

In this post, we explore how smaller firms are responding to the pressures of compliance…

FATCA Misconceptions

FATCA Misconceptions

For some within the industry, the mere mention of ‘FATCA’ is enough to spark compliance-nightmare flashbacks.

The ever unpopular FATCA regulations have now been with us for seven years. But, despite its relative longevity, there are a surprising number of misconceptions surrounding FATCA….

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