International Data Exchange Service (IDES) Gateway is open from February 27. All IDES enrollees may use the IDES Gateway to securely send FATCA information reports on U.S. financial accounts. IDES will support application-to-application exchanges through SFTP transmission protocols. Data transmitted via IDES will be encrypted at both the file and transmission level to safeguard sensitive tax information.
New IDES testing session will be open from Tuesday, March 10 at 2:00 a.m. EDT to Thursday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The test session will be available to financial institutions and tax administrations that have completed IDES enrollment by Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST. In order to complete the enrollment process, you will need an IRS GIIN or HCTA Entity ID, a username, and a valid certificate. Enrolled users will receive an email with a link to the IDES test web