Automatic Exchange of Information and CRS

Ensure efficient reporting to clients and tax authorities

Governments across the world are increasingly putting tax transparency at the top of their agenda. The OECD developed the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) as a global reporting standard to achieve a comprehensive and multilateral automatic exchange of information (AEoI) framework. This will impact a wide variety of financial and non financial institutions.

CRS imposes obligations on Financial Institutions to:

  1. collect information to establish their customers’ country of tax residence
  2. report account holder information to their local tax authorities who will then exchange this information with the tax authorities of countries where the account holder is resident.

More than 100 countries have adopted CRS to automatically exchange information on customers that are tax resident in co-signatory jurisdictions. CRS is an additional reporting obligation separate from FATCA. CRS went live on 1 January 2016 when early adopter countries started to gather data so that they could report this to tax authorities in 2017. The Isle of Man's annual reporting deadline is 30 June.

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How we can add value to your business?

We are working with a number of Financial Institutions to identify what changes they need to make to be CRS compliant with their account holder due diligence and reporting.

We have the breadth of technical expertise to assist you with planning for CRS implementation and its impact on the wider business, including:

  • Identifying participating entities within the group
  • Project approach
  • Effective gap analysis between CRS and FATCA
  • Information technology and systems changes
  • Amending documentation
  • Compliance assurance
  • The customer experience
  • Training and communications

A complete reporting solution

We are able to provide efficient tax information reporting with our user friendly reporting solution, combining our extensive experience of both tax and technology innovation.

Our technology platform enables companies to interrogate, consolidate and transmit large amounts of sensitive data quickly, easily and in a secure and auditable form to tax authorities and customers.

We will work with you to make AEoI compliance as easy as possible for your organisation.

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Ferran Munoz-Lopez

Ferran Munoz-Lopez

Partner, PwC Isle of Man

Tel: +44 (0) 1624 689687

Nicola Jackson

Nicola Jackson

Senior Manager, PwC Isle of Man

Tel: +44 (0) 1624 689461