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What is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)?

Australian and US laws in accordance with the reporting provisions, commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), requires all Financial Institutions to identify and report customers who may be US residents for taxation purposes to the Australian Taxation Office.

This will require BankSA to identify, and we may be required to report, certain US customers and investors to regulators.

If you are US citizen or resident for taxation purposes, you must notify us when you open a new account or investment, by calling 1300 668 155 (9am – 5pm AEST, Monday to Friday).

This applies to:

  • Personal customers who are US citizens or residents for taxation purposes
  • Business customers where either the entity or its controlling person(s) are US citizens or residents for taxation purposes

More information about FATCA can be obtained from the Australian Taxation Office or the US Internal Revenue Service.

If you are a US citizen or tax resident you need to notify us by calling 1300 668 155 (9am – 5pm AEST, Monday to Friday).