Exporting FATCA

7 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2014 Last revised: 20 Mar 2014

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Joshua D. Blank

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Ruth Mason

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: February 1, 2014


The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) represents a powerful response by the United States to flagrant offshore tax evasion. Although the new reporting regime has been criticized as unilateral and extraterritorial, this short article, prepared for a symposium hosted by Pepperdine Law Review, shows that multilateralism and cooperation so far have been the keys to implementing FATCA. In addition to spurring bilateral Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs) to implement FATCA, and copycat legislation in other jurisdictions, for many countries, the FATCA reporting requirements represent an aspirational new global standard for automatic exchange of information – one that would supplement, if not replace, information exchange on request.

Keywords: FATCA, sanctions, tax compliance, tax delinquent, tax enforcement, tax evasion, offshore

JEL Classification: H20, H23, H24, H25, H26, H29, K34, K14

Suggested Citation

Blank, Joshua D. and Mason, Ruth, Exporting FATCA (February 1, 2014). 142 Tax Notes, Forthcoming, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2389500

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Ruth Mason

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

United States

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