UAE: AEOI portal FAQs under FATCA and CRS regimes

FAQs related to AEOI portal under the FATCA and CRS regimes issued

FAQs related to AEOI portal under the FATCA and CRS regimes issued

The UAE Ministry of Finance issued a set of “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) related to its automatic exchange of information (AEOI) portal under the FATCA and common reporting standard (CRS) regimes.

The guidance provided by the FAQs regarding registration concern:

  • Additional regulatory authorities for a reporting financial institution when there are reporting obligations for more than one authority
  • Additional global intermediary identification numbers (GIINs) for users already registered on the AEOI portal
  • Reporting financial institutions that are unable to register for the portal because the FATCA GIIN is not recognized by the system
  • Reporting financial institutions that have registered on the AEOI portal but cannot log in because the accounts still have not been approved
  • A change to the “checker” user account to “maker” user account
  • A change to the email address of registered users
  • A change the legal entity classification
  • Approval of maker user

The guidance provided by the FAQs regarding reporting concern:

  • Information on data to be submitted when filing FATCA and CRS reports
  • Submitting reports for multiple regulatory authorities
  • Data validation errors while attempting to upload FATCA and CRS filing templates
  • The value in the reporting file for FATCA and CRS

The guidance provided by the FAQs regarding miscellaneous queries concern:

  • Email notifications that the user does not have to file FATCA or CRS returns
  • Reportable jurisdiction for CRS purposes

Read an August 2022 report [PDF 495 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in the UAE


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