• Marco Zawar MBA/LLM (Tax)

Bahamas extended the Category-1 list of CRS Reportable Jurisdictions from 50 to 63

The Government of The Bahamas released and updated list of CRS - Reportable Jurisdictions for the information exchange related to the 2019 reporting year.

The #CRS List newly includes Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Gibraltar, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Russia and Switzerland.

Please consider, that Bulgaria is removed from the Category 1 List

Opening of the Reporting Portal

The Automatic Exchange of Information reporting portal (“AEoI Portal”) for the FATCA and CRS-#AEoI registration and submission is available from

  • Monday 7 August 2020 at 9 am EDT until 30 September 2020 at 5 pm EDT.

About the Author

Marco is a Banker, MBA (finance and accounting) and qualified lawyer (LL.M international business and tax law) with 30+ years of working experiences gained within leading Commercial & Private Banking Institutions, Wealth Management Organisations and Financial Service Provider located in Europe and the APAC Region.

Marco is focused on advisory services and project management in the field of


  • U.S Qualified intermediary regime (QI);

  • Withholding Tax on Capital gains and Investment Income

  • Securities transaction tax (stamp tax); and

  • Austrian, German, Hong Kong, Swiss and U.S. International Tax Law

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