15 CFR 806.11 - Estates, trusts, and intermediaries.

§ 806.11 Estates, trusts, and intermediaries.
(a) An estate, either U.S. or foreign, is a person and therefore may have direct investment, and the estate, not the beneficiary, is considered to be the owner.
(b) A trust, either U.S. or foreign, is a person, but is not a business enterprise. The trust shall be considered the same as an intermediary and reporting should be as outlined in paragraph (c) of this section. For reporting purposes, the beneficiary(ies) of the trust, or the creator(s) of the trust in the situation detailed below or if there is, or may be, a reversionary interest, shall be considered to be the owner(s) of the investments of the trust for determining the existence of direct investment. Where a corporation or other organization creates a trust designating its shareholders or members as beneficiaries, the creating corporation or organization shall be deemed to be the owner of the investments of the trust, or succeeding trusts where the presently existing trust has evolved out of a prior trust, for the purposes of determining the existence and reporting of direct investment.
This procedure is adopted in order to fulfill the statistical purposes of this part and does not imply that control over an enterprise owned or controlled by a trust is, or can be, exercised by the beneficiary(ies) or creator(s).
(c) Intermediary.
(1) If a particular U.S. direct investment abroad is held, administered, or managed by a U.S. intermediary, such intermediary shall be responsible for reporting the required information for, and in the name of, its principal or shall instruct the principal to submit the required information. Upon instructing the principal, the intermediary shall be released from further liability to report provided it has informed this bureau of the date such instructions were given and the name and address of the principal, and has supplied the principal with any information in the possession of, or which can be secured by, the intermediary, that is necessary to permit the principal to complete the required reports. When acting in the capacity of an intermediary, the accounts or transactions of the U.S. intermediary with the foreign affiliate shall be considered as accounts or transactions of the U.S. principal with the foreign affiliate. To the extent such transactions or accounts are unavailable to the principal, they may be required to be reported by the intermediary.
(2) If a U.S. person holds a foreign affiliate through a foreign intermediary, the U.S. person will be considered to own the foreign affiliate directly and all accounts or transactions of the U.S. person with the intermediary will be considered to be with the foreign affiliate.
(3) If a particular foreign direct investment in the United States is held, exercised, administered, or managed by a U.S. intermediary for the foreign beneficial owner, such intermediary shall be responsible for reporting the required information for, and in the name of, the U.S. affiliate, and shall report on behalf of the U.S. affiliate or shall instruct the U.S. affiliate to submit the required information. Upon so instructing the U.S. affiliate, the intermediary shall be released from further liability to report provided it has informed this Bureau of the date such instructions were given and the name and address of the U.S. affiliate, and has supplied the U.S. affiliate with any information in the possession of, or which can be secured by, the intermediary that is necessary to permit the U.S. affiliate to complete the required reports. When acting in the capacity of an intermediary, the accounts or transactions of the U.S. intermediary with a foreign beneficial owner shall be considered as accounts or transactions of the U.S. affiliate with the foreign beneficial owner. To the extent such transactions or accounts are unavailable to the U.S. affiliiate, they may be required to be reported by the intermediary.
(4) If a foreign beneficial owner holds a U.S. affiliate through a foreign intermediary, the U.S. affiliate may report the intermediary as its foreign parent but, when requested, must also identify and furnish information concerning the foreign beneficial owner, if known, or if such information can be secured. Accounts or transactions of the U.S. affiliate with the foreign intermediary shall be considered as accounts or transactions of the U.S. affiliate with the foreign beneficial owner.
[42 FR 64315, Dec. 22, 1977, as amended at 43 FR 54624, Nov. 22, 1978]

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