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Singapore, Japan To Automatically Exchange Tax Info

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

13 October 2016


Singapore and Japan have agreed to automatically exchange financial account information under the OECD's Common Reporting Standard.

The CRS, the new global standard for the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes, requires all participating countries and jurisdictions to obtain information from their financial institutions and to exchange that information automatically with other jurisdictions on an annual basis. It provides for exchanges of financial account information, with the objective of detecting and deterring tax evasion.

Under the deal, the two territories' tax authorities will first exchange the relevant information in September 2018, with financial institutions required to forward that information by May 31, 2018.

So far Singapore has agreed bilateral deals also with Australia and the United Kingdom.

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