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Hong Kong: New CRS webpage resource, updated FAQs

Hong Kong: New webpage resource; updated FAQs

The Inland Revenue Department issued guidance concerning the common reporting standard (CRS) regime.


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  • Another item concerns an updated list of “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) concerning the automatic exchange of financial account information by adding a new FAQ that is related to due diligence procedures to be carried out by a financial institution in verifying the authenticity of any private investment company declaring itself a “passive non-financial entity (NFE)” in the self-certification. Read an April 2019 report [PDF 62 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Hong Kong

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