Specialists In XBRL And Regulatory Reporting Solutions
For Investment Firms, Fund Managers, Fund Administrators, Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies and Listed Companies
12 Regulations. 16 years. 26 countries. 19,900 clients. 200,000 reports.
Specialists In XBRL And Regulatory Reporting Solutions
For Investment Firms, Fund Managers, Fund Administrators, Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies and Listed Companies

12 Regulations. 16 years. 26 countries. 19,900 clients. 200,000 reports.
16
Years
26
Countries
19,900
Clients
200,000
Reports

DATATRACKS


For Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs)

FATCA & CRS Initiative

The FATCA/CRS regime was brought into force to detect and bring into undisclosed record assets held by citizens in foreign countries, by imposing reporting obligations on the Financial Institutions (FFIs) of each participating country.

The Need for FATCA/CRS Reporting

Foreign citizens residing in the EU were subject to adverse effects, due to FATCA/CRS, including frozen savings accounts or being denied access to banking services, due to the reluctance of financial institutions to follow costly FATCA/CRS reporting procedures.

In its efforts to improve transparency and combat tax evasion, the OECD and the IRS have reached an agreement to enforce a systematic reporting framework that acknowledges the complications faced by foreign citizens. Recent developments and advancements regarding FATCA/CRS have opened up a new dimension, boosting information exchange between the EU and other countries, and improving transparency globally

When FATCA Reports be filed?

Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) are obliged to prepare FATCA/CRS reports in XML format annually.

Challenges in FATCA/CRS Reporting

Identifying the Reportable Accounts

The way firms and institutions record or store customer data may not be adequate to identify the data that needs to be reported. This means that eligible parties will have to perform extensive data cleaning exercises to remain compliant, which is a tedious and time-consuming task.

Integrating Integral Systems

Multiple systems have to be linked efficiently to enable data collation and aggregation. This is a challenging task, considering the complexity of the eligible institution’s IT architecture and scalability.

Complying with the Relevant Reporting Schema

Eligible firms and institutions need to have enhanced systems, to be able to monitor and assess transactions in capital markets for any potential withholding and reporting. This requires implementation of a relevant reporting schema, in order to capture additional data, which is a complicated task that requires an in-depth understanding of FATCA requirements and the relevant taxonomy.

Lack of Operational Efficiency

Usually, data diverges across multiple products and region-specific data repositories. Synchronising the data from different departments, in order to make the required decisions with respect to account holders, is a vital task. Only a few institutions that implement proper FATCA/CRS solutions that address the above issue, succeed in error-free reporting.

Lack of Trained Resources and Short Deadlines

FATCA/CRS is an exhaustive regulation. The employees of affected institutions may not have absolute knowledge of the finer details of the regulations, considering the critical tasks and stringent deadlines. As a result, some companies seek an external solution to help interpret the regulation and to identify its impact on the business process for punctual, error-free filing.

Challenge in Integrating the Systems

Multiple systems with client information within the institution’s IT landscape must be connected efficiently, in order to enable data collation, so that the reports required for filing can be generated. This is a pretty difficult task, as the IT structure of the institution must be suitable, to enable this. Implementing a robust FATCA/CRS solution can be a lifesaver.

How DataTracks can Help?

FATCA/CRS compliance is, without a doubt, complex and time-consuming. It requires collaboration among several business lines and geographies. Deploying a comprehensive FATCA/CRS solution can help to significantly reduce validation errors and costs.

Making Accounts Reportable Under FATCA

The FATCA/CRS reporting services from DataTracks aim to assist financial enterprises in linking accounts of individuals and entities across different business units, facilitating aggregation by referring to data elements such as customer name, ID and tax identification number.

Error-free, Highly Authoritative Reports

The inbuilt validation engine of the DataTracks solution ensures that all your reports are compliant with FATCA/CRS validation rules. Furthermore, the errors and possible corrections are listed, thereby reducing the chances of inaccurate data being submitted.

Automating Reportable Accounts under FATCA/CRS

The FATCA/CRS reporting solution from DataTracks aims to assist financial enterprises in collating accounts of individuals entities across different business units, facilitating aggregation by referring to data elements such as customer name, ID and tax identification number.

Maintain FATCA/CRS Compliance Status

Our team of XBRL/XML experts boasts 16+ years of experience in multiple taxonomies/schema. That is why each FATCA/CRS report generated is as per the IRS/OECD requirements, the supervisory authority, and the local tax authority, to ensure that FATCA/CRS compliance is intact.

By solving complex FATCA/CRS reporting challenges, DataTracks aims to improve the reporting process of foreign financial institutions.

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