FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. IRS – U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Under the law FATCA banks and financial institutions must send to the IRS data on their foreign clients (account numbers, amounts on them, the turnover of accounts).

IRS Public Key

The IRS public key can be downloaded from the IDES Enrollment website. The public certificate must be included in the FATCA data packet for transmission to the IRS.

The file formats of the certificate required for data transfer:

  • DER – Distinguished Encoding Rules, binary X.509
  • PEM – Privacy Enhanced eMail ASCII (Base-64) encoded X.509

The IRS recommends a specific list of certificates for data transmission.

From this list, we can order the following certificates, which are fully compliant with IRS requirements.

NameBrandValidationIssuanceWildcardSANEVOrder
Comodo EV SSL
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comodo sslExtended (EV)15-30 days195.00 $ /year
DigiCert Extended Validation SSL
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brand digicertExtended (EV)1-3 days310.00 $ /year
DigiCert Standard SSL
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brand digicertOrganization (OV)5 minutes195.00 $ /year
GlobalSign ExtendedSSL (EV)
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globalsign logoExtended (EV)1-5 days430.00 $ /year
GlobalSign OrganizationSSL (OV)
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globalsign logoOrganization (OV)1-3 days170.00 $ /year