Philipp Zuend

Philipp Zuend

Director, Financial Services, Regulatory & Compliance

Circumvention of the AEoI: New OECD rules against fictional residences

In March 2018, the OECD accepted the Mandatory Disclosure Rules for CRS Avoidance Arrangements and Opaque Offshore Structures. In parallel, the OECD launched a further initiative called “Preventing abuse of residence by investment schemes to circumvent the CRS”, aimed at fictitious tax residences based on investments.
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Neue OECD-Regeln für AIA-Vermeidungsvereinbarungen

Der Automatische Informationsaustausch (AIA) hat sich als globaler Standard durchgesetzt. Dennoch hat die OECD bereits im Dezember 2017 eine Vernehmlassung zu „Bindenden Offenlegungsregeln für den Umgang mit AIA-Vermeidungsvereinbarungen und Offshore-Strukturen“ eröffnet, welche am 15. Januar 2018 endete.
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AEoI’s impact on collective investment schemes and asset managers

If you’re involved in collective investment schemes, you must carefully assess whether you have to fulfil any AEoI obligations. If an entity qualifies as reporting financial institution, it’s important to carry out reporting but also due diligence procedures to identify all reportable persons.
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The AEoI now enforced in Switzerland: what’s next?

The Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) has been in force in Switzerland since 1 January 2017. This means that Switzerland will start exchanging 2017 data with the EU member states, Australia, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Iceland, Japan, Jersey, Canada, Norway and South Korea for the first time in September 2018. But what does this really mean?
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Guidelines as last step to implementation of the AEoI

The Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) will follow in Switzerland in a few months’ time. After the publication of the draft AEoI ordinance in May 2016 and the draft AEoI guidelines on 3 August 2016, the legal bases for the AEoI are complete.
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AEoI Ordinance: a step closer to implementing the AEoI

On 18 May 2016, the Swiss Federal Council launched the consultation period on the Ordinance on the Automatic Exchange of Information in Tax Matters (AEoI). The purpose of the AEoI Ordinance is to regulate further relevant details on how the AEoI is to be implemented.
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