CRS Update History

Date

What's new 
12 January 2018 List of Reportable Jurisdictions for 2017 CRS reporting published: Reporting SGFIs are to submit CRS information for these jurisdictions by 31 May 2018.  
26 December 2017 List of Participating Jurisdictions updated: The updated list will take effect from 1 January 2018.   
24 November 2017An entity that is or becomes a Reporting SGFI at any time between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017 (both dates inclusive) are reminded to apply for CRS registration by 31 March 2018. Reporting SGFIs are encouraged to apply for CRS registration as early as possible to avoid the last minute rush. A failure to comply with the registration requirement is an offence under the CRS Regulations.  
24 November 2017 IRAS CRS Registration FAQs document updated: updates were made to FAQs 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14.    
2 November 2017 IRAS CRS FAQs document updated: update was made to FAQ E.8. 
13 October 2017

The first edition of the finalised XML Schema User Guide for CRS Return is available here.

The Summary of Responses to the common public feedback received on the draft User Guide is available here.   
13 October 2017 IRAS CRS FAQs document updated: update was made to FAQ C.2. 
22 September 2017 New exchange relationships established under the CRS MCAA.   
31 August 2017 

Reporting SGFIs can now submit an application to IRAS for CRS Registration via the Apply for CRS Registration e-Service.

More information on CRS registration requirements can be found here.    
25 August 2017

IRAS is inviting public feedback on the draft IRAS CRS e-Tax Guide.

The public consultation will be from 25 August to 25 September 2017.

More information can be found here
25 August 2017IRAS CRS FAQs document updated: updates were made to FAQs E.23 and F.1.  
18 August 2017

Reporting SGFIs can submit an application for CRS Registration from 31 August 2017.

An entity that is or becomes a Reporting SGFI at any time between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017 (both dates inclusive) must apply for CRS Registration by 31 March 2018.

More information can be found here
18 July 2017IRAS CRS FAQs document updated: updates were made to FAQs B.5, C.8, E.11A and E.23. 
17 July 2017Singapore and Switzerland Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information. 
22 June 2017Singapore signs Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information. 
12 June 2017

IRAS is inviting public feedback on the draft IRAS CRS Return XML Schema User Guide (“draft User Guide”). This draft User Guide explains the information required to be included in each CRS data element of the XML Schema when reporting to IRAS.

The public consultation will be from 12 June 2017 to 12 July 2017.

More information can be found here.  
7 June 2017

The Competent Authority Agreements for CRS with Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania and New Zealand entered into force on 5 June 2017.

With the above, the respective jurisdictions will be regarded as “Reportable Jurisdictions”. SGFIs will have to transmit to IRAS the financial account information of accounts held by persons that are tax residents of the above Reportable Jurisdictions, with the first submission due by 31 May 2018.  
4 May 2017 Singapore and Spain Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information  
10 April 2017 

Singapore and Guernsey Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information.

10 April 2017 

A CRS brochure has been prepared to help account holders understand the salient features of CRS and how CRS affects them. SGFIs may print the IRAS CRS brochure for account holders’ information.

 

The IRAS CRS brochure can be found here.

10 April 2017 IRAS CRS FAQs document updated: updates were made to FAQs C.13, E.21 and E.22. A table setting out the past updates to the document was added. 
4 April 2017 

The Income Tax (International Tax Compliance Agreement) (Common Reporting Standard) Regulations 2016 “CRS Regulations” have been amended and the amendments came into effect on 4 April 2017.

The amendments to the CRS Regulations can be found here
27 March 2017 
Singapore and France Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information  
15 March 2017
Singapore and Denmark Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
13 March 2017
Singapore Signs Agreements with Belgium and Luxembourg for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
27 February 2017 
The Competent Authority Agreements for CRS with Australia, Korea, Italy, Canada and Latvia entered into force on 27 February 2017. 

With the above, the respective jurisdictions will be regarded as "Reportable Jurisdictions". SGFIs will have to transmit to IRAS the financial account information of accounts held by persons that are tax residents of the above Reportable Jurisdictions, with the first submission due by 31 May 2018.

24 February 2017
Singapore and Lithuania Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
15 February 2017
Singapore and Estonia Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information  
15 February 2017
IRAS CRS FAQs document updated: updates were made to FAQs A.1, C.8, D.1 and E.3, and 2 new FAQs (E.20 and E.21) were added.
31 January 2017
The Competent Authority Agreements for CRS with United Kingdom, Japan, South Africa, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, Iceland, Malta and Ireland entered into force on 31 January 2017.

With the above, the respective jurisdictions will be regarded as "Reportable Jurisdictions". SGFIs will have to transmit to IRAS the financial account information of accounts held by persons that are tax residents of the above Reportable Jurisdictions, with the first submission due by 31 May 2018.

31 January 2017
A media release on the Common Reporting Standard and how account holders may be affected was issued on 6 January 2017.

The media release can be found here.

30 December 2016 
Notice issued to Financial Institutions on Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard ("CRS") with Effect from 1 January 2017 
23 December 2016
Singapore and New Zealand Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
IRAS FAQs updated. Regulation 11(2) (j) of the CRS Regulations will be amended to align it with the OECD CRS Commentary  
21 December 2016Singapore signs Agreements with Ireland and Latvia for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information 
19 December 2016Singapore and Malta Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
15 December 2016 Singapore and Iceland Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information 
8 December 2016Enactment of the Income Tax (International Tax Compliance Agreement) (Common Reporting Standard) Regulations 2016 
8 December 2016Singapore and Netherlands Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information 
23 November 2016 Singapore and Finland Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information 
16 November 2016 Singapore and Canada Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
8 November 2016 Singapore and Italy Sign Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information