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TIC B-Forms and Instructions

Current Forms and Instruction Now in Effect for reports as of June 2018 and afterwards.
 
(02-15-2018) Revised TIC B Instructions, for reports as of June 2018 and afterwards: There are no changes in the forms, which became effective for reports as of December 2013 and afterwards. The new instructions make electronic filing mandatory for all TIC B reports.
  • Federal Register Notice February 2018.PDF icon There are no changes to any of the B-forms. There are several revisions in the instructions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Final Form BQ-3 PDF icon (effective for reports as-of December 2013 and thereafter) -- Maturities of own Liabilities and Claims.
  • The Instructions for all B-Forms PDF icon. Each revision is marked with a vertical bar on the right-side of the affected paragraph.
    -- The TIC Glossary, the March 2018 version. 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 B reporting instructions do not include a glossary but point to this separate consolidated Glossary document on the TIC website.
    -- 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).
Expired Instructions (in effect for reports as-of July 29, 2016 through May 2018)
  • The Instructions for all B-Forms PDF icon (effective for reports as-of July 29, 2016 through May 2018).
  • The forms in effect (as-of December 2013) during this period are the same as those shown above in the section "Current Forms and Instructions".
  • Federal Register Notice May 2016.PDF icon There were no changes in the forms. The instructions clarify the effective date for Intermediate Holding Companies (IHCs) compliance with monthly TIC B reporting requirements to ensure consistency with the July 1, 2016 Regulation YY deadline -- IHCs should file the monthly BC, BL-1 and BL-2 reports as of July 29 and afterwards.
Expired Instructions (in effect for reports as-of December 2013 through July 28, 2016)
  • The Instructions for all B-Forms PDF icon (effective for reports as-of December 2013 through July 28, 2016).
  • The forms in effect (as-of December 2013) during this period are the same as those shown above in the section "Current Forms and Instructions".
  • The Federal Register Notice of January 2013PDF icon announced revisions to each form. A major revision was the move of a significant part of the reporting panel for the C forms to the panel for the B forms -- with the result that all financial institutions report on the B forms.
Expired Forms and Instructions (in effect for reports as-of June 2006 through 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:
The main reporters are 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. Effective with the data release on February 18, 2014, the reporting panel was redefined to include all financial firms. At the same time, the reporting panel for the C-forms was redefined to include only nonfinancial firms, effective with the March 18, 2014 release. As a result, beginning with the data as of December 2013, a number of data reporters that are nonbank financial firms were shifted from the nonbank statistics reported on the C-forms, now called the nonfinancial statistics, to the monthly banking statistics reported on the B-forms, now called the monthly financial-firm reported statistics.
 
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: 9/17/2018 10:16 AM