OECD seeks input: 'Preventing Abuse of Residency by Investment Schemes'
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has issued a consultation document entitled: 'Preventing Abuse of Residency by Investment Schemes to circumvent the Common Reporting Standard (CRS)'
The consultation document:
(1) Assesses how these schemes can be exploited in an attempt to circumvent the CRS;
(2) Identifies the types of schemes that present a high risk of abuse;
(3) Reminds stakeholders of the importance of correctly applying relevant CRS due diligence procedures in order to help prevent such abuse; and
(4) Explains the next steps the OECD will undertake to further address the issue, assisted by public input.
The OECD is considering a range of additional approaches to prevent the abuse of CBI/RBI schemes.
This may include both tax compliance and policy related measures and will take into account the possible role of all stakeholders involved, including the jurisdictions offering these schemes, the tax administrations of jurisdictions participating in the CRS, financial institutions subject to CRS reporting, the intermediaries promoting the schemes and taxpayers.
Public input is sought both to obtain further evidence on the misuse of CBI/RBI schemes and on effective ways for preventing such abuse. Such input will be taken into account in determining the next steps that will be taken.
Media Relations Team