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 Government consideration of FATCA in Australia was rushed. ​ As such, it is debatable whether the FATCA IGA was properly analysed and debated before being implemented,​ particularly from the impacted individuals point of view.  Clearly, Australian businesses had much to loose and mobilised the business lobby resources to push the required FATCA changes through.  ​ Government consideration of FATCA in Australia was rushed. ​ As such, it is debatable whether the FATCA IGA was properly analysed and debated before being implemented,​ particularly from the impacted individuals point of view.  Clearly, Australian businesses had much to loose and mobilised the business lobby resources to push the required FATCA changes through.  ​
  
-The Australian Government was forced to have the IGA and associated legislation in place by the imposed US legislated an FATCA deadline of 1 July 2014.  Given the potential material financial penalties faced by impacted Australian businesses, the **Parliamentary Committee on Treaties** was urged to expedite consideration of the FATCA IGA by the (then) Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey. ​ In May 2014, the Parliamentary Committee on Treaties recommended that binding treaty action be taken despite concerns, stating((Source: ​ Australian ​Parliment ​Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, Interim Report on the //Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America to Improve International Tax Compliance and Implement FATCA//, 13 May 2014, [[http://​www.aph.gov.au/​Parliamentary_Business/​Committees/​Joint/​Treaties/​13_May_2014/​Report_140|Report]])):  ​+The Australian Government was forced to have the IGA and associated legislation in place by the imposed US legislated an FATCA deadline of 1 July 2014.  Given the potential material financial penalties faced by impacted Australian businesses, the **Parliamentary Committee on Treaties** was urged to expedite consideration of the FATCA IGA by the (then) Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey. ​ In May 2014, the Parliamentary Committee on Treaties recommended that binding treaty action be taken despite concerns, stating((Source: ​ Australian ​Parliament ​Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, Interim Report on the //Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America to Improve International Tax Compliance and Implement FATCA//, 13 May 2014, [[http://​www.aph.gov.au/​Parliamentary_Business/​Committees/​Joint/​Treaties/​13_May_2014/​Report_140|Report]])):  ​
  
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 === Privacy Considerations === === Privacy Considerations ===
  
-FIXME No Privacy Impact ​assessment ​was done on the FATCA implementing legislation even though recommended by the Privacy Commissioner,​ Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) - Item 26 of [[https://​www.oaic.gov.au/​engage-with-us/​submissions/​intergovernmental-agreement-to-implement-fatca|OAIC Submission to Treasury on Intergovernmental agreement to implement FATCA]]+FIXME No Privacy Impact ​Assessment (PIA) was done on the FATCA implementing legislation even though recommended by the Privacy Commissioner,​ Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) - Item 26 of [[https://​www.oaic.gov.au/​engage-with-us/​submissions/​intergovernmental-agreement-to-implement-fatca|OAIC Submission to Treasury on Intergovernmental agreement to implement FATCA]].  Correspondence with Treasury as part of an unsuccessful FOI request, clarified that OAIC’s submission only suggested that Treasury complete a PIA on FATCA meaning there was therefore no legal requirement for Treasury to do-so. However, the privacy implications and the OAIC’s submission were subsequently discussed in the  [[http://​ris.pmc.gov.au/​sites/​default/​files/​posts/​2014/​05/​08_RIS_accessible.pdf|Regulation Impact Statement]] prepared by Treasury. ​
  
 When looking at Privacy impact of FATCA, we should also be looking at CRS as similar privacy concerns exist. The [[https://​www.ato.gov.au/​law/​view/​document?​DocNum=0000080940&​PiT=20160331000000&​FullDocument=true|Explanatory Memorandum]] includes a section on Human Rights which talks about privacy, but nothing from the Privacy Commissioner. When looking at Privacy impact of FATCA, we should also be looking at CRS as similar privacy concerns exist. The [[https://​www.ato.gov.au/​law/​view/​document?​DocNum=0000080940&​PiT=20160331000000&​FullDocument=true|Explanatory Memorandum]] includes a section on Human Rights which talks about privacy, but nothing from the Privacy Commissioner.
 +=== Costs ===
 +[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Foreign_Account_Tax_Compliance_Act#​Implementation_cost|costs on wikipedia]]
 +[[http://​isaacbrocksociety.ca/​2016/​02/​19/​australia-funds-americas-fatca-ethnic-identification-system/​|post on Isaac Brock]]
  
-__Resources:__ + 
-[[www.aph.gov.au/~/media/Committees/Joint/Treaties/13May2014/fatca_nia.pdf?la... +====Resources:==== 
-|FATCA Regulation Impact Statement (2014) ​Summarising ​Treaty and Consultation]]+ 
 +[[https://​treasury.gov.au/tax-treaties/intergovernmental-agreement/|FATCA IGA text and MOU]] 
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 +[[http://ris.pmc.gov.au/​2014/​05/​15/​implementation-united-states-foreign-account-tax-compliance-act-australia-%E2%80%93-regulation|FATCA Regulation Impact Statement Page]] 
 +  * [[http://ris.pmc.gov.au/​sites/​default/​files/​posts/​2014/​05/​08_RIS_accessible.pdf 
 +|FATCA Regulation Impact Statement (2014) ​- Summarises ​Treaty and Consultation]] 
 +  * [[http://​ris.pmc.gov.au/​sites/​default/​files/​posts/​2014/​05/​07-R-Heferen-final-certification-letter.pdf 
 +|Deputy Secretary Certification Letter - close out of initial OBPR review findings]] 
 +  * [[http://​ris.pmc.gov.au/​sites/​default/​files/​posts/​2014/​05/​Signed_correspondence-_McNamara_to_Heferen_25_March_2014.pdf 
 +|OBPR Assessment Advice - Office of Best Practice Regulation final review of RIS; noted that RIS cost analysis could still be improved]] 
 +  * Per Office of Best Practice Regulation "given the significance of FATCA, a post-implementation review will be required within five years" (presumably in 2019). ​ Reference: ([[https://​www.pmc.gov.au/​resource-centre/​regulation/​post-implementation-reviews-guidance-note| Post-implementation reviews Guidance Note]] ) 
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 +[[https://​www.legislation.gov.au/​Details/​C2014A00067|Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the FATCA Agreement) Act 2014]] 
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 +[[https://​www.legislation.gov.au/​Details/​C2014B00107/​Explanatory%20Memorandum/​Text|Explanatory Memorandum - TAX LAWS AMENDMENT (IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FATCA AGREEMENT) BILL 2014]] 
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 +[[http://​parlinfo.aph.gov.au/​parlInfo/​search/​display/​display.w3p;​query=MajorSubjectId_Phrase%3AHR1%20SearchCategory_Phrase%3A%22publications%22;​rec=0|Background report on FATCA]] by Hannah Gobbett and Bernard Pulle for Parliamentary Information Service
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