Non-FATCA Banks in Albania



Don’t rely on this quick-reference guide, whatever you do! Check IRS website for a FATCA GIIN. Also check whether an intergovernmental agreement is in effect: TREASURY

The U.S. Department of the Treasury makes a show of all the jurisdictions entering into IGA’s and all the FATCA-registered FFI’s but for some strange reason they do NOT make it easy to find the jurisdictions without IGA’s or the banks in those jurisdictions that do NOT participate in FATCA.

If it shows a GIIN then they are FATCA registered.




The names of the banks were taken from the central bank’s website: click here.
Name of a financial institution
A FATCA-registered financial institution with a similar name
Alpha Bank - Albania S.A. 8SX8LI.00008.ME.008
Alpha Bank Albania SHA
Albania
Banka Société Générale Albania S.A. QQA6ZW.00192.ME.008
Banka Societe Generale Albania Sh.A.
Albania
Credins Bank S.A. MS3WXH.99999.SL.008
BANKA CREDINS
Albania
Crédit Agricole Bank (Albania) S.A. CEQ4EV.00151.ME.008
CREDIT AGRICOLE ALBANIA BANK SHA
Albania
Credit Bank of Albania S.A. N62WGG.99999.SL.008
Credit Bank of Albania
Albania
First Investment Bank, Albania S.A. SP7FU7.00001.ME.008
First Investment Bank - Albania Sh.a.
Albania
International Commercial Bank S.A. LQ4Y8S.99999.SL.008
Banka Nderkombetare Tregtare sha
Albania
Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania S.A. D9I1IN.00053.ME.008
Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania SH.A.
Albania
National Commercial Bank S.A. NI6UCG.99999.SL.008
BANKA KOMBETARE TREGTARE SHA
Albania
NBG Bank Albania S.A. 9D9IVH.00006.ME.008
BANKA NBG ALBANIA SH.A.
Albania
Procredit Bank S.A. IZE7QS.00001.ME.008
ProCredit Bank sh.a.
Albania
Raiffeisen Bank S.A. 28CWN4.00009.ME.008
Raiffeisen Bank S.A.
Albania
Savings and Loan Association “ALB-PROGRES” Elbasan (Independent) NONE
Savings and Loan Association “INBLEG” Tiranë NONE
Savings and Loan Association “PERLAT” Durrës (Independent) NONE
Tirana Bank S.A. 623I8P.99999.SL.008
Tirana Bank S.A.
Albania
Union Bank S.A. BZ2XB3.99999.SL.008
UNION BANK SHA
Albania
United Bank of Albania S.A. NLM90L.99999.SL.008
United Bank of Albania
Albania
Veneto Banka S.A. 0VA425.00007.ME.008
Veneto Banka sha
Albania
The boundaries of the United States of America are the boundaries of the United States of America.

Around the world, people are learning that they are “citizens” of the U.S.A., and faced with criminal charges and devastating financial penalties for failing to report to Washington, D.C. their local bank accounts, when they don’t even live in the United States, and under the laws of their country, they are citizens only of their country.

Complicating the problem is that the U.S. Supreme Court gave them back their citizenship even if they did not want it. The court ruled in a manner consistent with U.S. Constitution, Amendment 14, which says:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States, and of the State wherein they reside.


But how can a country unilaterally acquire the authority to tax people overseas? These people are no more U.S.A. “citizens” than U.S. Senator Ted Cruz was a “Canadian” when he learned in 2013 that he was still a citizen of Canada under Canadian law.

The fee to renounce U.S. citizenship is $2,350.00 and they require five years of tax returns and sometimes an exit tax, and in some cases they keep taxing for ten more years. This is unacceptable.

If they want money they should repeal the income tax and use a federal sales tax, based on domestic consumption, which does not invade personal privacy. If you pay with cash there is no paper trail revealing what you buy, so why should there be a paper trail showing how much money you have, or make? Cars built overseas and sold in the U.S.A. would be taxed in the U.S.A., making the U.S.A. more competitive.



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