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This table contains key dates for New Zealand financial institutions.

Date Action

2 June 2014

IRS published their first list of registered financial institutions.

12 June 2014

IGA signed between US and New Zealand.

1 July 2014

Financial institutions start collecting FATCA data, to be reported to us in accordance with IGA and New Zealand domestic legislation.

31 December 2014

The US Treasury gave NZFIs until 31 December 2014 to register and obtain a Global Intermediary Identification Number (GIIN) with the IRS.

If you need to register with the IRS and haven't already done so you should do this immediately.

You will need to check with your tax or professional advisor about not registering by 31 December 2014.

Ongoing

Registration with the IRS was made available to financial institutions. The IRS allocates a unique GIIN to registered financial institutions.

1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015

New Zealand Financial Institutions provided FATCA information to us, for the first reporting period.

30 September 2015

Final date we sent FATCA information to the IRS for the period ended 31 March 2015, the first reporting period.

1 April to 30 June

Annual cycle for Reporting NZFIs submitting their FATCA information to Inland Revenue for the previous reporting period ended 31 March. Final date to submit is 30 June.

30 September

Annual final date for us to send FATCA information to the IRS for the period ended 31 March.