Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) is an agreement between two or more countries for the avoidance of double taxation.
British Virgin Islands signed DTAs which already came info force with the following jurisdictions:
There are 3 ways for jusrisdictions to exchange information on tax matters:
Spontaneous exchange of information is provision of information that is forseeably relevant to another party without a request being previously sent.
Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) enable exchange of information on request relating to a specific tax investigation, either criminal or civil.
Automatic information exchange allows jurisdictions to exchange information automatically, without having a specific tax investigation.
British Virgin Islands signed TIEAs which already came info force with the following jurisdictions :
There are also several agreements between British Virgin Islands and other jurisdictions which was signed but haven't yet come into force:
British Virgin Islands signed the automatic information exchange agreement on 29 October 2014 and committed to start the automatic information exchange in September 2017.
the British Virgin Islands has signed bilateral agreements with 48 jurisdictions to automatically receive information:
the British Virgin Islands has not singed any bilateral agreements to automatically send information.
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) which became law in the United States in March 2010, focuses on reporting made by foreign financial institutions about financial accounts held by US taxpayers or foreign entities in which US taxpayers hold a substantial ownership interest. The FATCA-reporting is facilitated by Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs).
British Virgin Islands has FATCA agreement with the U.S. in effect since 30 June 2014 (Intergovernmental Agreement Model 1). Financial institutions operating in British Virgin Islands are required to identify U.S. taxpayers by January 1, 2017 and to report the information for 2017 and the subsequent years. The agreement is non-reciprocal: the British Virgin Islands' financial accounts hold in U.S. financial institutions will not be reported to the British Virgin Islands' authorities.