“Anybody Else Getting” The FATCA Call?

Telephone Call

 

Has anyone received the FATCA call from their bank, investment firm or other financial institution?

Johnnb posted the following under  What’s New, but it definitely needs its own thread:

 

In a previous post I described how my wife and I decided to get our (backdated to 1973) CLNs. We applied in January of 2012 and the CLNs arrived in July 2012. We promptly made copies and gave one to our financial advisor at Scotia McLeod.

Last week we got a phone call from our financial advisor saying we now had to provide our old US social security number (haven’t got a clue what they were) and fill out a W8-BEN. Told her we weren’t filling out any US IRS forms ever again.

She then informed me that she has been instructed to call every person on her client list and ask each and every one of them five questions:
Are you a US citizen?
Were you born in the US?
Did you reside in the US for more than 183 days last year?
Two others that I missed because she was going so fast.

She said she was amazed to find so many of her clients who had ties to the US!

Anybody else getting this type of call?

We’ve missed you Johnnb.  Good to see you back–but not with this information. Thanks for sharing.

36 thoughts on ““Anybody Else Getting” The FATCA Call?

  1. @All

    There is a possible story coming up in wsj next week and they are looking for anyone who has been queried by a financial institution; a short quote or two about what FATCA means to them and willingness to use name. No details about dollar amounts, etc. If anyone is willing to do this, pls email me at

    us.expatcanada at gmail dot com

  2. It will be a frosty day in hell before I would cooperate.

    I would answer N/A. In any case, my broker has told me that he knows nothing about my birthplace, and won’t ask. He tells me that many brokers are just turning a blind eye.

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