The widespread reach of FATCA: How will it affect your business?

August 2013
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The widespread reach of FATCA: How will it affect your business?

At a glance

Understanding its impact and the path forward for nonfinancial multinational businesses.

PwC's Mike Burak and Stuart Finkel discuss the implications of FATCA for industrial products companies
Mike Burak and Stuart Finkel discuss the implications of FATCA for industrial manufacturing companies.

FATCA, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, was enacted in 2010 to prevent and detect offshore tax evasion. Based on the name and a quick reading of the rules, FATCA seems to be directed at financial institutions. So, many global companies outside the financial services industry mistakenly believe that they are not affected. However, upon closer review, many realize the surprising fact that they have entities in their worldwide network falling under the purview of FATCA, or have operational areas that make or receive payments subject to FATCA.