Singapore Activates AEOI with China, Malaysia & Panama

On 9 April 2018, Singapore activated automatic exchange of financial account information (“AEOI”) with China, Malaysia and Panama. As a result of this, reporting Singapore financial institutions (“FIs”) will need to report account information of China and Malaysia tax resident persons for the period 1 January to 31 December 2017 to IRAS by 31 August 2018. The first AEOI to take place in 2018 will now cover a total of 64 jurisdictions.

Singapore FIs will need to report account information for the period 1 January to 31 December 2017 to IRAS. Relevant information to be reported includes, inter alia: Person’s name and address; taxpayer identification number; date and place of birth; account number(s) and balance(s) / value(s); and currency in which account(s) are denominated.

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