Jersey can also exchange tax information with other countries under the double taxation conventions, the multilateral convention and with EU member states under the EU Savings Tax Directive. This agreement, published in April 2002, is not a binding instrument, but includes two models of bilateral agreements. Many bilateral agreements are based on this agreement (see below). A tieA request for information model has been developed to assist the relevant authorities of TIEA partners in requesting information. It is available in English and French as well as in Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Turkish. Jurisdictions can also use the text of the articles in the model protocol if they wish to include the automatic and spontaneous exchange of information in a new TIEA. TIEA`s objective is to ensure an effective exchange of information and to improve the transparency of taxpayers` financial agreements/transactions for tax purposes. TIEAs also provide an important momentum for achieving the OECD`s harmful tax practices initiative objectives. The government is constantly reviewing international tax regimes.
You will find information on the impact that any changes in international law may have on you in the new legislation. Each TIEA defines the obligation between Australia and the non-OECD partner to help each other by exchanging correct tax information relevant to the management and enforcement of their national tax laws (civil and criminal). The information can only be provided on request, i.e. a court is not required to provide information that it has not requested from the other jurisdiction. Download Australia and Jersey Exchange of Information Agreement (Size 577kb) This on-demand information exchange was completed by an automatic process on October 29, 2014.  The automatic process must be based on a common reporting standard. In this regard, legal systems may be based on a bilateral agreement between the competent authority for the implementation of the automatic exchange of information in accordance with the common standard of notification or automatic exchange of reports by country on a TIEA, particularly in cases where it is not (yet) possible to automatically exchange information through the relevant authority within the framework of a relevant multilateral agreement. In June 2015, the OECD`s Tax Affairs Committee (CFA) approved a standard protocol on the agreement. The standard protocol can be used by jurisdictions if they wish to extend the scope of their existing TIEAs to the automatic and/or spontaneous exchange of information. Download Australia and jersey mutual agreement procedure (366kb) The legality of intergovernmental agreements (IGA) has been questioned on the basis that any agreement between governments that bind each essential government a treaty. Since the U.S.
Constitution does not allow the executive branch to unilaterally implement treaties without Senate approval, many argue that IGAs have no basis in the U.S. Constitution.  IGAs were not described or provided for in fatca laws, but were designed and implemented on the basis that it became clear that fatca would fail without it.  All Jersey TIEAs meet international standards and largely follow the Ocde model for exchanging information on tax issues.