FATCA & CRS Alert 2021-01

FATCA & CRS Alert 2021-01



Jean Kizito

Partner, Financial Services Tax

KPMG in Luxembourg


New XSD schema for FATCA and CRS

The Luxembourg tax authorities issued a reminder that, as from 6 January 2021, the new versions of XSD schema for data message and status message are in force in the production environment for FATCA and common reporting standard (CRS) purposes.

As a consequence, any FATCA or CRS report generated in accordance with the former formatting rules will be rejected by the Luxembourg tax authorities.

As a general comment, we would like to remind you that new versions of the FATCA Technical Guidance (circular from the ECHA director of contributions - n ° 3 of 10 August 2020) and of the CRS Technical Guidance (circular of the ECHA - n ° 4 of 10 August 2020) have been released to provide detailed instructions about the changes in the schema.

The new XSD schemas, technical circulars and example XML files are published on the Luxembourg Tax Administration’s website under the headings "CRS" and "FATCA"


Jean Kizito
Associate Partner, Financial Services Tax
Tel.: +352 22 51 51 5492
E-mail: jean.kizito@kpmg.lu

Ulrike Menn
Tel.: +352 22 51 51 5538
E-mail: ulrike.menn@kpmg.lu

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