The Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority issued guidance relating to the common reporting standard (CRS)—scheduled for implementation beginning 1 January 2016. The guidance (issued 8 December 2015) includes updated Cayman Islands entity and individual self-certification forms, a list of CRS participating jurisdictions, and other information.
According to a release [PDF 309 KB] from the tax authority,
The rules under CRS differ from the U.S. FATCA regime. For example, CRS does not include exemptions for Cayman investment managers or advisors and has not sponsoring entity regime.
Read a December 2015 report [PDF 228 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in the Cayman Islands: Cayman Islands CRS Update
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