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OECD publishes CRS Implementation Handbook – PDF

On April 5, 2018 the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released the second edition of the Common Reporting Standard Implementation Handbook. 

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Monday, April 9, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018

On April 5, 2018 the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the second edition of the Common Reporting Standard Implementation Handbook.

According to the OECD, the purpose of the CRS Handbook is to assist government officials in the implementation of the Standard for the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (“Standard”) and to provide a practical overview of the Standard to both the financial sector and the public at-large.


The Handbook provides a guide on the necessary steps to take in order to implement the Standard. Against that background, the Handbook is drafted in plain language, with a view of making the content of the Standard as accessible as possible to readers. The Handbook provides an overview of the legislative, technical and operational issues and a more detailed discussion of the key definitions and procedures contained in the Standard. This second edition of the Handbook is intended to be a living document and will be further updated and completed over time.

Changes reflected in the second edition of the Handbook provide additional and more up-to-date guidance on certain areas related to the effective implementation of the Standard. This includes revisions to sections pertinent to the legal framework for implementation of the AEOI, data protection, IT and administrative infrastructures as well as compliance measures.

More clarity has been provided in the trust section of the Handbook relation to the identification of Controlling Persons.

The objective of the Handbook is to assist stakeholders in the understanding and implementation of the Standard and should not be seen as supplementing or expanding on the Standard itself.

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