ALERT! New W-8BEN, W-8BENE & W-9 (SW2-1247)
The IRS released updated forms to comply with the new FATCA rules. This session reviews the new forms, how to complete them and new due diligence requirements.


To prepare for upcoming compliance with FATCA (Foreign Accounting Tax Compliance Act) rules on July 1, the IRS has released updated W-9, W-8BEN and W-8BENE which are all compliant with FATCA. During this program we will look at the parts of the new forms, how to complete them and new due diligence requirements for FATCA. Don’t assume because you are not a foreign financial institution (FFI) you do not have to comply with new rules. There are requirements for both U.S. banks and FFIs to aid the government in preventing tax evasion


  • How to complete new form W-9 FATCA codes and exemption codes
  • Shorter W-8BEN for consumers
  • W-8BENE for entities
  • Due diligence rules for business accounts
  • All the in’s and out’s of the FATCA provisions for your financial institution
  • What do U.S. financial institutions have to do?


Deposit operations, compliance, new accounts, branch administration, training, branch managers and all deposit side personnel who deal with signature cards and withholding.


Deborah Crawford is the President of gettechnical inc, a Baton Rouge-based firm, specializing in the education of financial institutions across the nation. Her 27+ years of experience began at Hibernia National Bank in New Orleans. She graduated from Louisiana State University with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Debbie specializes in the education of financial institution employees and officers in the area of deposit account laws, new account documentation, insurance, complex compliance regulations and IRAs.

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