What is CRS?

Developed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is the result of the consistent development of the exchange of tax related data between Governments.  

By enabling the exchange of information, this allows correct taxation of income and assets, and works as an effective tool against tax evasion.  

Who needs to conduct CRS reporting? 

If you are a financial institution residing in a CRS participating jurisdiction, you will be required to conduct a CRS report. 

Jurisdiction undertaking first exchange in 2017

Anguilla, Argentina, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus2, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom*

Jurisdiction undertaking first exchange in 2018

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica, Greenland, Grenada, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau (China), Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Monaco, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Panama, Qatar, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu*

Jurisdiction undertaking first exchange in 2019 / 2020

Albania (2020), Ghana (2019), Kazakhstan (2020), Maldives (2020), Nigeria (2019), Oman (2020), Peru (2020)*

*Source : OECD, November 2018

What are the 2020 reporting deadlines?

Switzerland 30 June 2020 

British Virgin Islands 31 May 2020

Belize 31 March 2020 

How to get organised for CRS reporting? 

Follow our simple 6 step process to get organised, and read our CRS reporting guide for further details.

Classify all entities under your management

This includes companies, trusts, foundations and partnerships.


Make a list of all Financial Institutions and their residence for CRS purposes  

Filter out your entities that have Financial Institutions status, and identify your main reporting jurisdictions.


Put together a roadmap to manage upcoming deadlines 

With a list of all jurisdictions to conveisder, start with your main two and follow the individual CRS guidance notes per jurisdiction.

Get your key stakeholders on board early 

Passing a submission validation on an AEOI portal, you will be required to provide key information that comes from various systems and teams. Ensure key stakeholders know what they need to supply, and when.


Identify and document account holders

With you Financial Institutions list, identify your account holders if they have self-certifications or are properly identified through your KYC / AML process  


Automate your reporting process 

Consider automating the reporting through IT infraustrure or xml gemernation. We can also help you with your CRS reporting.


Useful Content

CRS FAQs

Put together by OECD, this is a list of common questions and answers  

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Kendris blog 

We write about updates to CRS reporting that may be valuable to you Read CRS Articles 

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