IDES Web Pages, IDES Technical FAQs & FATCA XML Schema Best Practices
The following web pages have been updated: • IDES Resources • IDES Testing Schedule • FATCA XML Schema and Business Rules for Form 8966
Several FATCA IDES frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been added and updated on IRS.gov. The FATCA IDES Technical FAQs are focused on IDES technical issues such as data transmission, security and much more.
The FATCA XML Schema Best Practices provides recommendations on character restrictions and the use of optional and non-optional entity references in the XML text content. To prevent error notifications, review the new guidelines described on the FATCA XML Schema Best Practices page.