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?
While the Federal Tax Administration found the Dutch group request to be permissible in fall 2015, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court on the other hand deemed it not permissible. However, upon its deliberations held on 11 September 2016, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court decided that this group request was acceptable after all.
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.