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Negotiation of an Information Exchange Agreement with the United States

November 8, 2012

Negotiations are being held between Canada and the United States on an agreement to improve cross-border tax compliance through enhanced information exchange under the Canada-United States Tax Convention, including information exchange in support of the provisions enacted by the United States commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform persons whose interests are affected by the provisions of FATCA that the Government is actively seeking a solution to issues raised by such provisions.  The Government of Canada has received input from many individuals and groups in relation to the implications of FATCA.

Persons wishing to offer additional comments concerning the negotiations may send their views to:

Department of Finance
17th Floor, East Tower
140 O'Connor Street
Ottawa, Canada
K1A 0G5

For further information contact:

Kevin Shoom
Business Income Tax Division
613-992-2980