Hong Kong Releases CRS Legislation to Align Tax Code With CRS

Hong Kong's Inland Revenue Department released Amendment No. 5 Bill 2017 (Amendment Bill), which paves the way for Hong Kong's participation in the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (MCMAA), to align the Inland Revenue Ordnance (IRO) with the CRS promulgated by the OECD.  Key aspects of the Amendment Bill include language aimed at increasing international exchange of information and clarifying definitions of key terms to align with definitions used by CRS.  To read the press release for the Amendment Bill, please follow this link.

To read the Amendment Bill in full, please follow this link.

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Nicolette Chasse

Nicolette Chasse is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. Her main areas of focus are Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) reporting under FATCA and CRS and 1099 Federal Withholding Reporting. Nicolette received her B.A. at Trinity College and her J.D. at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
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