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CRS and FATCA overview and regulations

The tax information reporting landscape has changed substantially in recent years and is set to become even more complex in the future.

Evolving international tax regulations are challenging organizations around the world to implement new procedures to maintain compliancy. Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE™ offers an integrated solution that combines key requirements for both the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) compliance.

How to Determine a Vendor

As you mobilize your FATCA, CDOT and CRS compliance efforts, use this checklist to help you sort through your options and select the vendor who will best meet your reporting needs. From tracking global regulatory updates, to filing on time, choosing the right partner is what will keep you confidently compliant in the era of tax transparency.

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Understanding FATCA and CRS Compliance

FATCA and CRS have similar characteristics on the surface, but underneath there are differences that make universal compliance complex and challenging.


Introduced by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), FATCA prevents US taxpayers who hold financial assets in non-US financial institutions and offshore accounts from avoiding taxation on their income and assets. Foreign financial institutions agree to report on these U.S. account holders or face 30% withholding on all U.S. income.


A global reporting standard for the automatic exchange of information (AEoI) set forth by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). More than 96 countries share information on residents’ assets and incomes in conformation with reporting standards. CRS is more wide reaching than FATCA and requires a unified, cross-team effort to ensure readiness and compliance.

The Differences in applying FATCA and CRS solutions.

Watch our on-demand webinar, where we review two recent FATCA case studies and discuss how to apply a CRS solution in both instances. Also discussed are ways you can get a head start on preparing for the first round of CRS deadlines.

Applying CRS to a FATCA solution (49:19)

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Market-Leading CRS and FATCA Software

Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE offers market-leading software that simplifies the CRS and FATCA compliance process and removes the burden of formulating and implementing a new compliance policy. It also streamlines operational procedures and reduces resource requirements, saving time and money.

Flexible and Scalable

Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE AEOI easily integrates with your existing process to meet your specific needs. Our sophisticated software ensures seamless workflow and delivery as FATCA and CRS impact your day-to-day compliance procedures.

An Established and Trusted Platform

Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE AEOI has the knowledge and expertise to assess and improve existing reporting solutions to further enhance your organization’s reputation and improve client service standards.

FATCA and CRS Solution


Global compliance reporting is rapidly becoming a new challenge for financial institutions. Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE AEOI Reporting offers an integrated solution that automates FATCA and CRS reporting to simplify your process.


A major component of FATCA and CRS requires financial institutions solicit and validate client tax documentation. Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE AEOI Documentation helps you gather client information now to ensure a more cost effective, efficient and streamlined reporting process.

Research and Guidance

FATCA presents a complex web of new tax compliance obligations. Thomson Reuters offers in-depth analysis from recognized tax experts, practical perspectives, daily coverage of new developments and more to streamline your research and help you achieve the right outcome.

FATCA & CRS: How ready are you? Full Survey Report

As we enter a new era in global tax reporting with increasing regulations around tax transparency, Thomson Reuters has gathered industry views from across the globe to piece together a full picture on the financial market’s readiness for the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and continued approach to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). A broad range of senior executives from across the globe participated in the survey.

Download the survey results for an overall analysis as well as reporting best practices across the industry. The analysis will also hopefully provide a benchmark to judge your own organization’s reporting process.

News & Blogs

  • How the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and Global Trends are Affecting Financial Institutions’ Use of Technology 14 Nov, 2017 - The drive for global tax transparency continues to gain speed while financial institutions (FIs) also grapple with emerging disruptive financial technology innovations and growing threats to data security. Building on the U.S.-led FATCA regulations, the first wave of reporting for the OECD-led initiative, the CRS, includes 49 jurisdictions undertaking the first exchange of financial information [...]
  • IRS loosens Chapter 3, FATCA reporting requirements for financial institutions 26 Sep, 2017 - In a Notice, IRS has liberalized rules that require financial institutions to provide certain information with respect to their account holders under the Code's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) provisions and the chapter 3 nonresident alien and foreign corporation withholding provisions.
  • IRS corrects FATCA & Chapter 3 withholding regs by withdrawing 2014 prop regs 18 Sep, 2017 - September 18, 2017 IRS has corrected proposed FATCA regs, which were published in January 2017, by withdrawing previous proposed FATCA regs that were issued back in 2014. IRS also similarly corrected proposed regs issued in January 2017, on information reporting and withholding on foreign persons under Chapter 3, by withdrawing previously issued proposed regs. Background [...]

Expand tax operation capabilities to meet increasing regulatory demands

A significant impact on the compliance process for organizations around the world, FATCA and CRS are transforming the global tax framework and presenting complex and arduous challenges. Find out everything you need to know about FATCA and CRS global reporting requirements.