What is CRS?

Common Reporting Standard (CRS) was developed in response to the G20 request for calls on jurisdictions to obtain information from their financial institutions and automatically exchange that information with other jurisdictions on an annual basis. This request was approved by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council on 15 July 2014. It sets out the financial account information to be exchanged, the financial institutions required to report, the different types of accounts and taxpayers covered, as well as common due diligence procedures to be followed by financial institutions.

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