FATCA Essentials Online Training
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Ideal for Frontline Compliance Staff and Others Seeking Training on Key FATCA Elements – 1 Hour Training

The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is one of the most far-reaching financial account and tax reporting laws in decades, creating new compliance challenges for financial institutions and corporations worldwide. Be FATCA ready and understand the key compliance steps with the ACFCS FATCA Essentials Online Training.

This one-hour online training provides an overview of this important legislation, covering key FATCA elements, compliance best practices and considerations, FATCA terminology, forms and implementation timelines. The course is designed as a broad-based introduction to FATCA compliance rather than a deep dive, and is appropriate for front-line staff or anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of this important financial crime law.

Built by professional instructional designers, the course includes interactive features, recall questions, and scenario-based quizzes to help users retain key information and apply principles and concepts. The course is self-paced and awards one CFCS credit upon completion.

Once the course is complete, you will be able to apply for the FATCA Essentials Certificate of Completion.

Start building a strong compliance program to ensure that you and your team are ready for FATCA now.


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  • 1 hour online training
  • Unlimited access for 1 full year of training



  • 1 hour online training
  • Unlimited access for 1 full year of training

Training Details

You will learn:

  • Practical implementation and compliance steps for US and non-US organizations
  • Types of institutions and organizations that have FATCA compliance duties
  • Critical terms, definitions and forms
  • An introduction to compliance requirements for customer identification and verification, registration, reporting and withholding
  • Intergovernmental Agreements and their role in FATCA compliance
  • And much more

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