The Exchange of Tax Information Portal is an initiative of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. The Global Forum conducts peer reviews of its member jurisdictions' ability to co-operate with other tax administrations in accordance with the internationally agreed standard. The standard provides for exchange of information on request where it is foreseeably relevant to the administration and enforcement of the domestic tax laws of the requesting jurisdiction. Effective exchange of information requires that jurisdictions ensure information is available, that it can be obtained by the tax authorities and that there are mechanisms in place allowing for the exchange of that information. The Global Forum's peer review process examines both the legal and regulatory aspects of exchange (Phase 1 reviews) and the exchange of information in practice (Phase 2). The EOI Portal will track the development of these peer reviews, including changes that jurisdictions make in response to the Global Forum's recommendations.

News: Switzerland signs first tax information exchange agreement w...

Switzerland signs first tax information exchange agreement with Isle of Man

28 Aug 2013

On 28 August 2013 in London, Switzerland signed its first agreement for the exchange of information on tax matters with the Isle of Man. Such agreements are concluded within the framework of Switzerland's international administrative assistance policy. Switzerland is continuing to pursue negotiations on agreements of this type with other interested jurisdictions.