Here are a number of substantial changes being made by financial regulators, governments and banks to ensure the protection and long-term safety of both the financial system and our customers’ interests.
One of these regulations is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), effective as of 1 July 2014. This legislation administered by the United States government encourages better tax compliance by preventing US persons from using non-US financial organizations and foreign entities to avoid US taxation on their income and assets.
Impact to SureTrader and our customers
SureTrader is proud of our commitment to being fully FATCA-compliant in all countries where we operate. Other banks and financial organisations are also affected. However their approach to adopting FATCA may differ to that of SureTrader.
What you have to do:
- Sign and return the Swiss America Securities Ltd FATCA Agreement.
- Fill out a W-9 for U.S. individual or U.S. Company accounts.
- Fill out a W-8BEN for NON-U.S. individual or W-8BEN-E for company accounts.
- Email forms to [email protected], or fax to 204-480-4812 or mail to the address below:
Corporate Address (for overnight mail only) Swiss America Securities, Ltd. Elizabeth on Bay Plaza Bay Street Suite 17 P.O. Box N8340 Nassau, Bahamas We may contact you to request further information or documentation in order to verify your tax status under FATCA. It is important that you respond to all requests for tax information even if you believe you have already supplied the requested information. If you have any further queries regarding FATCA or local legislation and your tax position, please contact a professional tax advisor, as SureTrader is unable to provide tax advice. To check if your Foreign Financial Institution (bank/broker) is FATCA registered Search Here. Best Regards, Philip Dorsett Chief Compliance Officer Swiss America Securities, Ltd