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What happens if I don't provide the FATCA information PayPal requests?

If you are a new account holder, you will be required to complete the certification requested by PayPal to comply with FATCA within 90 days of opening your account. If you don't complete it within 90 days, you will no longer be able to send money from or receive money into your account.

If you are an existing account holder and you are required to provide additional documentation to ensure your status (as a U.S. person or a non-U.S. person) is properly documented for FATCA purposes, then you will be required to provide the requested information within 30 days from the date we request it or your account will be limited on day 30. The day 30 limitation will prevent you from:
  • Sending money from the account
  • Closing the account.
If you don't provide the required information within 45 days from the date we request it, your account will be further restricted on day 45. This day 45 restriction will prevent you from:
  • Sending money from, or receiving money into your account.
  • Removing bank or card information
  • Closing your account
In each case the restriction will apply until the proper documents are received by PayPal.
 
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