【香港】Hong Kong Significantly Expands Its AEOI Network and Proposes Joining the Multilateral Convention
On 7 June 2017, the Hong Kong Legislative Council passed the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017 which expands the list of Hong Kong's reportable jurisdictions for Automatic Exchange of Information ("AEOI") purposes from two to 75. This massive expansion will come into effect on 1 July 2017. Starting on 1 July 2017, Hong Kong financial institutions ("HK FIs") will be required to identify, collect and report information of financial accounts held by tax residents of these 75 jurisdictions.