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FATCA Compliance

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (or FATCA) is a U.S. legislation enacted on March 18th, 2010, and applicable as of July 1st, 2014, aiming to fight tax evasion by the means of preventing US Persons from holding undeclared accounts with financial institutions around the world. FATCA mainly requires from such financial institutions to identify their U.S. clients and report to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) certain information regarding such clients and their accounts.  

BLF having decided to fully comply with FATCA, all entities within its Expanded Affiliated Group as defined by FATCA have registered with the IRS either as Registered Deemed Compliant or as Participating Foreign Financial Institutions and obtained their respective GIINs (Global Intermediary Identification Number).

We are pleased to communicate our Group GIINs (published on the first IRS list published in June 2014) as follows:

Entity GIIN
Banque Libano-Française SAL C62TUW.00000.LE.422
Libano-Française Finance SAL C62TUW.00001.ME.422
Banque Libano-Française SAL (Iraq branch) C62TUW.00000.BR.368
Banque SBA SA C62TUW.00002.ME.250
Banque SBA SA (Cyprus branch) C62TUW.00002.BR.196
LF Finance (Suisse) SA C62TUW.00003.ME.756

In order to be able to comply with its obligations under FATCA, BLF will be asking some of its clients for specific information and documents.

To serve you better, please find here a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document that can provide general answer to your questions. 

Please note that we are unable to offer you any tax advice. For tax related questions we suggest you contact your professional tax advisor or to visit the IRS website.
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