Tax Administration Act, 2011 (Act No. 28 of 2011)
Regulations for purposes of paragraph (a) of the Definition of "International Tax Standard)" in Section (1) of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (Act No. 28 of 2011), promulgated under section 257 of the Act, Specifying the Changes to the OECD Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters
Section IV : Due Diligence for New Individual Accounts
The following procedures apply for purposes of identifying Reportable Accounts among New Individual Accounts.
|A.||With respect to New Individual Accounts, upon account opening, the Reporting Financial Institution must obtain a self-certification, which may be part of the account opening documentation, that allows the Reporting Financial Institution to determine the Account Holder’s residence(s) for tax purposes and confirm the reasonableness of such self-certification based on the information obtained by the Reporting Financial Institution in connection with the opening of the account, including any documentation collected pursuant to AML/KYC Procedures.|
|B.||If the self-certification establishes that the Account Holder is resident for tax purposes in a Reportable Jurisdiction, the Reporting Financial Institution must treat the account as a Reportable Account and the self-certification must also include the Account Holder’s TIN with respect to such Reportable Jurisdiction (subject to paragraph D of Section I) and date of birth.|
|C.||If there is a change of circumstances with respect to a New Individual Account that causes the Reporting Financial Institution to know, or have reason to know, that the original self-certification is incorrect or unreliable, the Reporting Financial Institution cannot rely on the original self-certification and must obtain a valid self-certification that establishes the residence(s) for tax purposes of the Account Holder.|
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