Which countries and when will start the information exchange?
As at the beginning of 2016, 97 countries have undertaken to exchange information, however, this will be a gradual change in compliance with countries’ abilities. Bulgaria along with 55 other countries has joined the group of early adopters; therefore the first automatic information exchange has to be held in the end of September 2017 providing information on the year 2016. During this period, all the EU Member States, and countries from other regions like Argentina, India, Korea and low-tax countries such as Bermuda Islands, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey etc.
What persons’ financial account information will be received by the tax authorities?
It is planned that information will be provided on:
- legal entities;
- legal subjects that are residents of any of the involved countries in line with the tax regulations of the respective country.
What information will the financial institutions have to provide to tax authorities?
- Individual’s name, surname, birth data, address, taxpayer’s identification number in the respective country (if such is provided);
- Legal entity’s name, address, taxpayer’s identification number in the respective country (if such is provided);
- Legal subject’s beneficiary owner, his/her name, surname, birth data, address, taxpayer’s identification number in the respective country (if such is provided);
- Tax residency jurisdiction;
- Account number;
- Account balance as at the end of the calendar year or value;
- Amount of certain type of revenues (interest, dividends, revenues from sales of financial assets).