As long time IBS readers have known, we have been saying that a global GATCA was the ultimate goal of the FATCA mis-adventure. It was the dream of the ideologues in Treasury and the IRS who who have been responsible for the implementation of FATCA.
The most recent posting about GATCA on Isaac Brock in this article by Alex Newman
Update 2/17: Alex has a new article out…
Maybe Obama, when he launched his offshore jihad didn’t understand what he was doing. (video here) Maybe Congressman in their FATCA PR announcements back in 2009, were just witless vassal’s and didn’t know it. Certainly few Congressman knew they passed it hidden in stealth in the Hire Act, but this is what we now are getting. A gotcha GATCA!
If you search for GATCA terms in archives you will find other earlier pieces last year like here, and the references go back farther in the comments. We were watching for the blow back onto domestic shores in the form of the reciprocity DATCA, the history of which is documented here., but it is beginning to look like that GATCA will get here first. Will America’s Congress accept it? Time will tell, as they say.
Today, after a lot of anticipation, we now have the official birth announcement, on the web site of the OECD , Jesse Eggert’s new employer.
Get used to the new acronym that is common in the OECD and FCC (FATCA Compliance Complex) parlance,
AEOI or Automatic Exchange of Information.
I have a feeling you will be seeing it or some variation of it more often now.
Bottom line, AEOI = GATCA and this monster was created by the Union of its FATCA Father and OECD mother.