Registration. All Cayman Financial Institutions (CFIs) must register with the Department of International Tax Cooperation for CRS (or vary their existing FATCA/UK CDOT registration) by 31 July 2017. Registration/variation is required even for CFIs that have no reporting obligations.

Reporting. All CFIs must report under FATCA/CRS by 31 August 2017. This is a final deadline and will not be extended.

Failure to register or report by the relevant deadline is an offence and may result in fines of up to US$60,000. 

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