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FATCA News & Information May 4, 2021

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Issue Number:  2021-2

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  1. IDES Testing Session

1.  IDES Testing Session

The FATCA International Data Exchange Service (IDES) opens for testing from Monday, June 7, 2021 at 8:00 am EDT to Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDT. The test session will be open to users that have completed IDES enrollment by Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDT. User participation in IDES open testing is voluntary. To participate in testing, you need to have an active password. All passwords and profile information should be updated BEFORE the enrollment cutoff. Users should also verify the digital certificates uploaded to IDES for their organization are valid. All testing sessions will be announced on the IDES Testing Schedule web page. If you need assistance with enrollment, contact the IDES Help Desk.

As a reminder, when purchasing a new digital certificate or replacing one that is about to expire, IDES only recognizes and accepts digital certificates issued by IRS approved Certificate Authorities (CA). Follow the Upload Digital Certificate instructions found in the IDES User Guide, Publication 5190, beginning on page 33, to upload your new digital certificate.

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