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TIC Form SLT and Instructions

Proposed Form SLT report (effective for reports as-of June 2014 and afterwards):
  • The Federal Register Notice of February 12, 2014 PDF icon describes the proposed changes to the form, effective for reports as of June 2014 and afterwards.
  • Form SLT PDF icon, Aggregate Holdings of Long-Term Securities by U.S. and Foreign Residents. There are no changes in the form; the form is effective for reports as-of December 2013 and afterwards.
  • Proposed Instructions for Form SLT PDF icon, effective for reports as-of June 2014 and afterwards. The changes in the instructions are: (a) Electronic filing of the TIC Form SLT report is mandatory. Using the Federal Reserve System’s “Reporting Central” electronic submission system is easy, secure, confirms receipt of your data, and performs validity checks of your file format. Because of the long set up time for a “Reporting Central” account, respondents should contact the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at 212-720-6300 as soon as possible. (b) The TIC glossary is a separate document to be used for all TIC reports. There also are some clarifications in the instructions.
    -- The TIC Glossary. PDF icon The glossaries for all Treasury International Capital (“TIC”) reports are consolidated into a single document which will provide more consistency across the TIC system. As a result, the TIC SLT reporting instructions will not include a glossary but will point to this separate consolidated Glossary document on the TIC website.
    The following are more information on the lists of countries and foreign official institutions:
    -- Geographical Classification PDF icon (revised for December 2013) with codes for foreign countries, areas, and organizations.
    -- Selected foreign official institutions (revised for December 2013).​​
 
Current Form SLT and Instructions Now in Effect for reports as-of December 2013 through May 2014:
 
  • There is no federal register notice for this update of the country list. The revision of the country list for all TIC reporting forms is effective for reports as of December 2013 and afterwards. [FYI: On 4-25-2013 the effective date was changed to December 2013, from June 2013, for the revision of the country list; that change superseded the March 27 change of the effective date to September 2013.]
  • Form SLT PDF icon (effective for reports as-of December 2013 and thereafter) -- Aggregate Holdings of Long-Term Securities by U.S. and Foreign Residents.
    (Corrections: 11-26-2013) The expiration date was corrected on the cover page of the form in the box on the upper-right side. (11-22-2013) The page numbers on the 23 pages of the form were corrected. (11-1-2013) The order of the two names in country code 3647-1 was changed to read "St. Barthelemy and St. Martin". (6-14-2013) The form was updated to the new country list.
  • There are no changes to the instructions. Instructions for Form SLT PDF icon (effective for reports as-of September 2011 through May 2014. The following are more information on the new lists of countries and foreign official institutions:
    -- Geographical Classification PDF icon (revised for December 2013) with codes for foreign countries, areas, and organizations.
    -- Selected foreign official institutions (revised for December 2013).​​
 
Expired Form SLT (expired after report as-of November 2013):


Additional Information:
  • (8-4-2011) FAQs for Form SLT.PDF icon
  • (8-4-2011) Reporting Responsibilities Flowcharts. PDF icon
  • The Federal Register Notice of June 2011 PDF icon notified the start of the mandatory report.
    (6-27-2011) SLT reporting will begin with the report as of September 30, 2011, instead of June 30 as originally proposed. Thus there will be two quarterly reports as of September 30 and December 31, 2011, and then reporting will change to a monthly basis beginning with the report as-of January 31, 2012.  OMB approved the data collection in June 2011.
  • The Federal Register Notice of August 2010 PDF icon announced the proposed new Form SLT.
 
Seminar Information:
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York held a seminar on April 5, 2011, to train reporters how to correctly complete the new TIC SLT positions report. You may view the webcast of the seminar, and also down load the items handed out at the seminar, until October 20, 2011.
-- Key topics were: Why the new report is needed; Who should report (U.S. custodians; U.S. end-investors, including investment managers, pension funds and foundations; and issuers of U.S. securities); Consolidation rules and exemption levels; How to determine the residence of the issuer or holder; What types of securities should be reported and how they should be reported; Electronic submission of the report.
 
Description of Form SLT:
The TIC Form SLT is 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), and is designed to gather timely and reliable information on long-term U.S. securities held by foreign residents and long-term foreign securities held by U.S. residents. This information will be used by the U.S. Government in the formulation of U.S. international financial and monetary policies and for the preparation of the U.S. balance of payments accounts and the U.S. international investment position.
 
Who Reports on Form SLT:
U.S.-resident custodians of securities, U.S.-resident issuers of long-term U.S. securities, and U.S.-resident end-investors in long-term foreign securities. These include banks, other depository institutions, securities brokers and dealers, investors, nonbanking business enterprises, funds, investment managers and other entities in the U.S. who deal with cross-border holdings of long-term securities. (In the instructions, see General Instructions, Sections A, B and C on "Who Must Report" for more details.)
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        Last Updated: 2/14/2014 2:16 PM