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  • Service: Tax, Domestic Tax Services, Private Company (KPMG Enterprise) Tax Services
  • Date: 5/21/2014

OECD - Automatic Exchange of Tax Information Declaration Now Endorsed 

Global Tax Adviser

 

May 20, 2014

 

The Declaration on Automatic Exchange of Information in Tax Matters was endorsed by all 34 OECD member countries and 13 additional countries during the OECD's recent annual Ministerial Council meeting. The declaration commits countries to implement a new single global standard on automatic exchange of information that was developed and released by the OECD on February 13, 2014.

The OECD will deliver detailed commentary on the new standard, as well as technical solutions to implement information exchanges, during a meeting of the G20 finance ministers in September 2014.

Background
The OECD released its global standard for automatic exchange of financial account information on February 13, 2014. The global standard was developed by the OECD and G20 countries, in close cooperation with the EU. The standard is based on the U.S. FATCA Model 1 intergovernmental agreement (IGA). The U.S. FATCA tax and reporting provisions acted as a catalyst for this move toward automatic exchange on a multilateral basis.

The new standard provides a common global approach for jurisdictions to obtain information from their financial institutions and automatically exchange that information with other jurisdictions on an annual basis. To that end, the standard sets forth the financial account information to be exchanged; the financial institutions that need to report; the different types of accounts and taxpayers covered; as well as common due diligence procedures to be followed by financial institutions.

 

For more information, see "OECD - Automatic exchange of tax information declaration; similarities to FATCA", prepared by KPMG U.S.

 

For more information, contact your KPMG adviser.

 


 

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