What You Need to Know Now About the OECD Common Reporting Standard Will Surprise You.

Thanks for a very enlightening analysis.


The OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS) which is designed to give effect to the new Automatic Exchange of Information (AEIO) standard is the latest addition to global co-ordination efforts to counter tax evasion; and builds on other information sharing mechanisms found in tax treaties, Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs), the OECD Multilateral Convention on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters, FATCA and the EU Savings Directive.

It applies not only to income earned by corporate monoliths but also to individuals.

Since it is meant to implement the OECD AEIO standard it is broader in scope than information exchanges contemplated under FATCA.


Planned or existing FATCA compliance machinery in the private and public sector will not be sufficient to satisfy the CRS. What will be needed is a flexible approach which will meet the dictates of the existence compliance models while being capable of quickly and cost-effectively incorporating the expected changes, additions and modifications…

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