On 24 January 2019, the Swiss “AIA-Qualifikationsgremium”, which is the Automatic Exchange of Information (“AEOI”) Qualification Committee, issued a new version of its Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) assessment document to answer recent questions regarding FATCA certification in Switzerland (Link-German).
The AEOI Qualification Committee was established on 1 December 2016. This committee is led by the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (“FTA”) and the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters (“SIF”). The Qualification Committee provides a Questions and Answers (“Q&A”) page dealing with questions arising from the implementation of the AEOI in Switzerland. The Q&A is available in German (Link-German), French (Link-French), and Italian (Link-French).