(International) What is a GIIN?

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GIIN is a Global Intermediary Identification Number assigned by the FATCA Registration System to financial institutions and direct reporting non-financial foreign entities.  Those assigned a GIIN may use it to identify themselves to withholding agents and tax administrations for FATCA reporting.

The GIIN, formatted as XXXXXX.XXXXX.XX.XXX, is a 19-character identification number that is made up of several identifiers from the FATCA registration system. These characters will never contain the letter “O”.

More information on the GIIN can be found on the GIIN Composition Information page.