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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.

FATCA & CRS Vendor ChecklistPDF – 90KB

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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

  • FATCA FAQs update guidance on the safe harbor statistical sample for periodic reviews 3 Aug, 2018 - IRS has revised its general frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) on Qualified Intermediaries (QIs), Withholding Foreign Partnerships (WPs), and Withholding Foreign Trusts (WTs) to provide additional guidance on meeting the periodic review requirement, using the safe harbor statistical sample design set out in contained in Rev Proc 2017-15, 2017-3 IRB 437, Appendix II.
  • FATCA responsible officer certification due date postponed to 12/15/2018 26 Jul, 2018 - In a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), IRS has provided information on its website with regard to procedural issues for making the certifications that are required by Responsible Officers (ROs) of foreign financial institutions (FFIs) under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FAQs provide that the certifications for the certification period ending Dec. 31, 2017 are generally due Dec. 15, 2018.
  • Despite spending nearly $380 million, IRS’s FATCA compliance efforts falter 10 Jul, 2018 - In a Report, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has determined that, despite spending nearly $380 million, IRS Is still not prepared to enforce compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

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.