Mossack Fonseca on Mauritius: Exchange of Information Delayed 1 Year

A 15 January 2016 press release from the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) announced the delay of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Common Reporting Standard (CRS) exchanges of information for tax purposes until September 2018. Originally, the exchanges were slated to begin in September 2017.

The MRA also confirmed that the requirement for Mauritian financial institutions to apply due diligence procedures to record the tax residence of clients opening new accounts will take effect from 1 January 2017. The CRS, unlike FATCA, requires information based upon tax residency, not citizenship.

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