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European Countries Agree to Automatic Tax Information Exchange 

Global Tax Adviser


April 16, 2013


Alexandre Simoneau
Montreal, Canadian Corporate Tax


The U.K. has announced an agreement with France, Germany, Italy, and Spain to develop and pilot a multilateral tax information exchange process. According to a U.K. press release, the pilot process to be developed by these five countries will "help catch and deter tax evaders" as well as provide for the automatic exchange of a broad range of financial information among them - similar to the Model Intergovernmental Agreements under the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regime.

A joint letter sent to the European Commission sets out the terms of the agreement. The letter invites other EU member states to join in the pilot project.


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