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A summary of updates from the Department for International Tax Cooperation on FATCA and CRS reporting in the Cayman Islands.
FATCA and CRS Reporting Open
The DITC Portal is now open for 2020 FATCA XML uploads. Filing deadlines are as follows:
|2019 & 2020 CRS Compliance Form||15 September 2021|
CRS Compliance Form – Bulk Upload CSV
The DITC has published the bulk upload CSV template for the CRS Compliance Form. This is an alternative to the smartform version currently available on the Portal and is designed for Users with access to a large number of FIs on the Portal. Users with a small number of FIs may find it easier to use the smartform version. The template can be downloaded from the DITC website. It can be prepared in Excel – however it must be submitted to the Portal as a CSV file. Users are strongly advised to read the Explanatory Note accompanying the template and Section 5.F. of the CRS Guidelines to assist with the completion of the CSV file.
Questions generally regarding CRS or FATCA can be sent to the DITC Portal Team on CaymanAEOIPortal@gov.ky.
The reporting deadline for the 2019 CRS Compliance Form was 15 September 2021.
The CRS Compliance Form requires express confirmation that financial institutions have established and maintained written policies and procedures which comply with the financial institution's obligations under the Cayman Islands CRS Regulations.
Clients should check with their CRS/AEOI service provider that the CRS Compliance Form has been submitted by the 15 September deadline.
Please contact your usual Stuarts attorney for advice.