The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) had set up the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (MCAA). The objective of the MCAA is to create a framework for the systematic and periodic transmission of taxpayer information by the source country to the country of residence of the taxpayer under the Common Reporting Standard framework
Where two signatories both specify the other in their list of intended exchange partners then the MCAA will come into effect between those two signatories. Rules of procedure will be developed to determine the sequencing of notifications as well as any subsequent changes to the notification procedure.
Such bilateral exchange relationships are being put in place for the automatic exchange of Common Reporting Standard (CRS) information. The relationships shown below include those under the framework of Article 6 of the Multilateral Convention and the CRS MCAA, as well as exchange relationships based on bilateral agreements and the EU framework.
As of October 2016, and with still almost a year to go until the first exchange date on 30 September 2017, there are now already over 1000 bilateral exchange relationships activated with respect to jurisdictions committed to a 2017 timeline.
We are listing below the bilateral exchange relationships for automatic exchange of information signed by Malta as at October 2016. Malta will exchange information in 2017 in relation to 2016.
Please click here in order to see an updated list on OECD website.
|From Jurisdiction||To Jurisdiction||Legal Instrument|
|Malta||Argentina||CRS MCAA – Activated on 20 October 2016|
|Malta||Austria||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Belgium||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Bulgaria||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Croatia||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Cyprus||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Czech Republic||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Denmark||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Estonia||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Faroe Islands||CRS MCAA – Activated on 20 October 2016|
|Malta||Finland||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||France||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Germany||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Gibraltar||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Greece||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Guernsey||CRS MCAA – Activated on 20 October 2016|
|Malta||Hungary||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Iceland||CRS MCAA – Activated on 20 October 2016|
|Malta||India||CRS MCAA – Activated on 20 October 2016|
|Malta||Ireland||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Isle of Man||CRS MCAA – Activated on 20 October 2016|
|Malta||Italy||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Jersey||CRS MCAA – Activated on 20 October 2016|
|Malta||Korea||CRS MCAA – Activated on 20 October 2016|
|Malta||Latvia||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Lithuania||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Luxembourg||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Mexico||CRS MCAA – Activated on 20 October 2016|
|Malta||Netherlands||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Norway||CRS MCAA – Activated on 20 October 2016|
|Malta||Poland||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Portugal||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Romania||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||San Marino||EU Agreement|
|Malta||Seychelles||CRS MCAA – Effective for taxable periods starting on or after 01 January 2016 – Activated on 20 October 2016|
|Malta||Slovak Republic||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Slovenia||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||South Africa||CRS MCAA – Activated on 20 October 2016|
|Malta||Spain||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||Sweden||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
|Malta||United Kingdom||EU Directive 2014/107/UE|
This post was originally written for Portman International Ltd, a one-stop-shop for all corporate, personal, tax, residence, citizenship & property requirements in Malta.
David Marinelli is a Chartered Certified Accountant by profession and has been the owner and CEO of Portman International for the past 25 years. He advises a wide range of international clients on cross border taxation, international structures and asset protection. More recently David has added payment services and real estate advisory to his activities.