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TIC B-Forms and Instructions

Current Forms and Instruction Now in Effect for reports as of December 2013 and afterwards.
 
(FINAL, 9-27-2013) The revisions of the B-forms were approved by OMB. The final Forms and Instructions are available below. They are effective for reports as of December 31, 2013 and afterwards. There were no significant changes since the June 2013 updates; there were corrections on 1-8-2013 in forms BQ-2 and BL-1 (below), and on 11-1-2013 in all forms where the order of the two names in country code 3647-1 were changed to read "St. Barthelemy and St. Martin".
  • The Federal Register Notice of January 2013PDF icon announced revisions to each form. The revisions include a significant shift of the reporting panel from the C forms to the B forms -- with the result that all financial institutions will report on the B forms.
  • Final Form BC PDF icon (effective for reports as-of December 2013 and thereafter) -- Own U.S. Dollar Claims.
  • Final Form BL-1 PDF icon (effective for reports as-of December 2013 and thereafter) -- Own U.S. Dollar Liabilities.
    Correction on 1-8-2014: the rows for two countries were put in proper order.
  • Final Form BL-2 PDF icon (effective for reports as-of December 2013 and thereafter) -- Customers' U.S. Dollar Liabilities.
  • Final Form BQ-1 PDF icon (effective for reports as-of December 2013 and thereafter) -- Customers' U.S. Dollar Claims.
  • Final Form BQ-2 PDF icon (effective for reports as-of December 2013 and thereafter) -- Own and Customers' Foreign Currency Claims and Liabilities.
    Correction on 1-8-2014: all the cells were made open in the rows for the five banks (Bank for International Settlements, European Central Bank, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Bank of Central African States and Central Bank of West African States) to allow entry of data into those cells, which were previously shaded.
  • Final Form BQ-3 PDF icon (effective for reports as-of December 2013 and thereafter) -- Maturities of own Liabilities and Claims.
  • Final Instructions for all B-Forms PDF icon (effective for reports as-of December 2013 and thereafter).
    -- Appendix B: Geographical ClassificationPDF icon (for reports as-of December 2013 and afterwards) with codes for foreign countries, areas, and organizations.
    -- Appendix C: Selected foreign official institutions (for reports as-of December 2013 and afterwards).
Recently Expired Forms and Instruction (expired after reports as-of November 2013)
  • Final Form BC PDF icon  (effective for reports as-of June 2006 through November 2013) -- Own U.S. Dollar Claims.
  • Final Form BL-1 PDF icon (effective for reports as-of June 2006 through November 2013) -- Own U.S. Dollar Liabilities.
  • Final Form BL-2 PDF icon (effective for reports as-of June 2006 through November 2013) -- Customers' U.S. Dollar Liabilities.
  • Final Form BQ-1 PDF icon (effective for reports as-of June 2006 through November 2013) -- Customers' U.S. Dollar Claims.
  • Final Form BQ-2 PDF icon (effective for reports as-of June 2006 through November 2013) -- Own and Customers' Foreign Currency Claims and Liabilities.
  • Final Form BQ-3 PDF icon (effective for reports as-of June 2006 through November 2013; no change from previous form) -- Maturities of own Liabilities.
  • Final Instructions for all B-Forms PDF icon (effective for reports as-of June 2006 through November 2013).
    -- Appendix B: Geographical ClassificationPDF icon (Jan. 2006) with codes for foreign countries, areas, and organizations. (Effective for reports as-of June 2006 through November 2013.)
    -- Appendix C: Selected foreign official institutions (revised June 2008) (Effective for reports as-of June 2008 through November 2013.)
Additional Information:
Seminar Information:
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York held a seminar on September 20, 2006 ( agendaPDF icon ), that provided: an overview of reporting requirements for the S-Form and the various B-Forms; lists of common reporting errorsPDF icon for the B and S reports; and discussions of how TIC B and S data are edited by FRS staff.
 
Description:
The TIC B-forms are part of the Treasury International Capital (TIC) data reporting system, which is required by law (22 U.S.C. 286f; 22 U.S.C. 3103; E.O. 10033; 31 C.F.R. 128). They are designed to collect timely and reliable information on the international portfolio capital claims and liabilities with foreigners of U.S. banks, securities brokers and dealers, and, after reports as of November 2013, all other financial firms. This information is necessary for compiling the U.S. balance of payments accounts and the U.S. international investment position, and for formulating U.S. international financial and monetary policies.
Who Reports on the B-forms:
Depository institutions (see Part I.D of the instructions for list of organizations included); bank holding companies and financial holding companies (BHCs/FHCs); and securities brokers and dealers, regardless of their affiliations with other entities.
 
Historical Forms and Instructions:
  1. Expired B-Forms that were effective for reports as-of February 2003 through May 2006.
    • form BCPDF icon (effective for reports as-of February 2003 through May 2006).
    • form BL-1PDF icon (effective for reports as-of February 2003 through May 2006).
    • form BL-2PDF icon (effective for reports as-of February 2003 through May 2006).
    • form BQ-1PDF icon (effective for reports as-of February 2003 through May 2006).
    • form BQ-2PDF icon (effective for reports as-of February 2003 through May 2006).
    • form BQ-3PDF icon (effective for reports as-of February 2003 through May 2006).
    • instructionsPDF icon (effective for reports as-of February 2003 through May 2006). [This link was restored in Feb. 2013 after being lost in the 2010 redesign of the Treasury website.]
    • The semiannual forms BC(SA), BL-1(SA), and BL-2(SA) were eliminated after the reports as-of December 31, 2005.
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  3. Expired B-Forms that were effective for reports as-of January 31, 2001 through January 31, 2003. [These links were restored in Feb. 2014 after being lost in the 2010 redesign of the Treasury website.]
    • Federal Register Notices PDF icon (06/15/00) Summary of the revisions in each of the forms.
    • Form BC PDF icon (11/29/00) Effective only for reports as of January 31, 2001 through January 31, 2003.
    • Form BC(SA) PDF icon (02/27/01) Effective only for reports as of June 29, 2001 through December 31, 2002.
    • Form BL-1 PDF icon (11/29/00) Effective only for reports as of January 31, 2001 through January 31, 2003.
    • Form BL-1(SA) PDF icon (02/27/01) Effective only for reports as of June 29, 2001 through December 31, 2002.
    • Form BL-2 PDF icon (11/29/00) Effective only for reports as of January 31, 2001 through January 31, 2003.
    • Form BL-2(SA) PDF icon (02/27/01) Effective only for reports as of June 29, 2001 through December 31, 2002.
    • Form BL-3 is not available in an electronic file.
    • Form BQ-1 PDF icon (11/29/00) Effective only for reports as of March 30, 2001 through December 31, 2002.
    • Form BQ-2 PDF icon (11/29/00) Effective only for reports as of March 30, 2001 through December 31, 2002, except for memorandum rows 8500-1 through 8500-4 where reporting began with the report as of June 29, 2001
    • Instructions for all B-Forms PDF icon (12/18/00; 3.2 Mb) Effective only for the reports as of January 31, 2001 through reports as of January 31, 2003.
    • Q & As for B-Forms PDF icon (01/23/01) Effective only for reports as of January 31, 2001 through January 31, 2003.
    • Geographical Classification PDF icon (08/24/01) with country codes; effective only for reports as of January 31, 2001 through January 31, 2003.
    • Selected foreign official institutions PDF icon (08/20/01) with codes; effective only for reports as of January 31, 2001 through January 31, 2003.

 

Last Updated: 5/8/2014 11:46 AM