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Guernsey Update on TIEA and Tax Treaty Negotiations

The Guernsey government has published an update of its policy on tax information exchange agreements (TIEA) and tax treaties dated 24 March, including the status of negotiations.

TIEA Negotiations

TIEA negotiations have been concluded with:

  • Ghana;
  • Kenya;
  • Malawi; and
  • Zambia.

In addition, Guernsey has virtually concluded TIEA negotiations with:

  • Anguilla.

TIEA negotiations with Colombia and Malaysia have been suspended as both countries are now signatories to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (Multilateral Convention), and the exchange of information will be managed through that instrument.

Tax Treaty Negotiations

Tax treaty negotiations have been concluded with:

  • Bahrain, and
  • Gibraltar.

Tax treaty negotiations have commenced and are ongoing with:

  • United Arab Emirates; and
  • United Kingdom (renegotiation of existing treaty).

Discussions are also ongoing for the possible negotiation of a tax treaty with Estonia.

Tax Treaty negotiations with Panama and Thailand have been terminated, as Panama has signed, and Thailand is considering signing, the Multilateral Convention. Negotiations have also been terminated with Bermuda, as an alternative agreement to facilitate the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is now under discussion.

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