Non-FATCA Banks in Sierra Leone

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.

Typically this website lists banks with a SWIFT BIC, and smaller banks tend not to have a SWIFT BIC.

If it shows a GIIN then they are FATCA registered.
Name of a financial institution
A FATCA-registered financial institution with a similar name
Access Bank(SL) Limited ZGJY42.00002.ME.694
Access Bank Sierra Leone Ltd
Sierra Leone
Ecobank (SL) Ltd AXA1VN.99999.SL.694
Ecobank Sierra Leone Limited
Sierra Leone
First International Bank (SL) Ltd. NONE
Guaranty Trust Bank (SL) Ltd NONE
International Commercial Ban(SL) Ltd F8DB0C.00004.ME.694
International Commercial Bank Ltd
Sierra Leone
Kabala Community Bank NONE
Kamakwie Community Bank NONE
Keystone Bank(SL) Limited NONE
Koindu Community Bank NONE
Madina Community Bank NONE
Marampa-Masimera Community Bank NONE
Mattru Community Bank NONE
National Co-operative Dev. Bank NONE
Nimikoro Community Bank NONE
Nimiyama Community Bank NONE
Pendembu Community Bank NONE
Rokel Commercial Bank (SL) Ltd NONE
Sandor Community Bank NONE
Segbwema Community Bank NONE
Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Ltd NONE
Sierra Leone Post Office Savings Bank NONE
Simbaru Community Bank NONE
Skye Bank(SL) Limited LAS590.00001.ME.694
Skye Bank SL Limited
Sierra Leone
Standard Chartered Bank (SL) Ltd NONE
Sumbuya Community Bank NONE
Taiama Community Bank NONE
Tongo Community Bank NONE
UnionTrust Bank (SL) Ltd NONE
United Bank for Africa FTMA0U.00015.ME.694
United Bank for Africa Sierra Leone Ltd
Sierra Leone
Yoni Community Bank NONE
Zenith Bank (SL) Limited 4UELJ1.00003.ME.694
Sierra Leone
Zimmi Community Bank NONE
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.