Information Exchange Agreements

The aim of this agreement is to promote international cooperation in tax matters through the exchange of information. It was developed by the OECD Global Forum Working Group on Effective Information Exchange. The agreement was born out of the OECD`s work on combating harmful tax practices. The lack of effective exchange of information is one of the main criteria for determining harmful tax practices. The agreement is the standard for the effective exchange of information within the meaning of the OECD`s initiative on harmful tax practices. Jurisdictions can also use the text of the articles in the model protocol if they wish to include the automatic and spontaneous exchange of information in a new TIEA. In this regard, legal systems may be based on a bilateral agreement between the competent authority for the implementation of the automatic exchange of information in accordance with the common standard of notification or automatic exchange of reports by country on a TIEA, particularly in cases where it is not (yet) possible to automatically exchange information through the relevant authority within the framework of a relevant multilateral agreement. All agreements have been signed and ratified, unless otherwise stated. Jersey can also exchange tax information with other countries under the double taxation conventions, the multilateral convention and with EU member states under the EU Savings Tax Directive. Jersey has signed a number of TIEAs based on this OECD model that allow us to send and receive tax information with more than 30 countries. This figure is expected to increase over time.

Download UK and Jersey Letter Exchange (size 60kb) This exchange of information on request was completed by an automatic process on 29 October 2014. [2] The automatic process must be based on a common reporting standard. In June 2015, the OECD`s Tax Affairs Committee (CFA) approved a standard protocol on the agreement. The standard protocol can be used by jurisdictions if they wish to extend the scope of their existing TIEAs to the automatic and/or spontaneous exchange of information. Tax information exchange agreements (TIEA) are signed by two countries that agree to cooperate on tax matters through the exchange of information. Jersey has been exchanging information with other countries since 2007 using TIEA. This agreement, published in April 2002, is not a binding instrument, but includes two models of bilateral agreements. Many bilateral agreements are based on this agreement (see below). To see a summary of Jersey`s international tax treaties and progress with countries that have not yet signed an agreement with Jersey, download the document below: they help governments enforce national tax law by having the ability to exchange relevant tax information on request. Unlike double taxation conventions, TIEAs do not always eliminate double taxation of income. Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEA) provide for the exchange of information on request in the context of a specific criminal or civil tax investigation or civil tax matter under investigation.

[1] A TIEA model has been developed by the OECD Global Forum Working Group on Effective Information Exchange. A tieA request for information model has been developed to assist the relevant authorities of TIEA partners in requesting information. It is available in English and French as well as in Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Turkish.

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