CRS & FATCA Advisory and Compliance 

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CSB Group is composed of a team of professional specialised in CRS and FATCA Compliance who may provide you with the necessary advice and solutions to curb the compliance overhaul that CRS and FATCA may cause to your business. We may facilitate the due diligence process and conduct the necessary FATCA and CRS reporting on your behalf. 

International Tax – CRS & FATCA Advisory and Compliance 


The automatic exchange of tax information has become paramount in the fight against tax evasion and for the promotion of a fairer and transparent, international tax environment. In this regard, the tax exchange of information amongst member states have been facilitated to the adaptation of two important legislative instruments. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance provisions (commonly known as FATCA) and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) have been implemented in our Maltese legislation by virtue of SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION 123.156 EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) (FATCA) ORDER and SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION 123.127COOPERATION WITH OTHER JURISDICTION ON TAX MATTERS REGULATIONS, respectively.  

As outlined in the guidelines issued by the Maltese International Tax Unit, the primary scope of these two (2) legislative instruments is to prevent abuse of the voluntary tax compliance system and to address the use of financial accounts as vehicles for foreign tax evasion. In this regard, these instruments identify Maltese Financial Institutions as being in the best position to identify and report information pertaining to its reportable account holders.  

Moreover, the above-mentioned guidelines emphasis that the due diligence procedures to be performed by the reporting Malta financial institutions for the identification of reportable accounts are intended to supplement and not replace due diligence requirements already undertaken for AML/CFT purposes. The rules distinguish between individual accounts and entity accounts, and further distinguish between pre-existing and new accounts. This recognizes the reality that it is more difficult and costly for Malta Financial Institutions to obtain information from pre-existing financial account holders.    

Malta, steadfast in its dedication to tax transparency, views a fair and transparent tax system as a cornerstone of good governance. Recongnising the importance of international cooperation in combating tax evasion and fostering financial integrity, Malta has actively engaged in numerous legal arrangements for the Exchange of Information. Among these agreements are prominent frameworks such as FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), CRS (Common Reporting Standard), and DAC6/7 (Directive on Administrative Cooperation).

The commitment of Malta to these international standards is enshrined in the legal framework provided by Subsidiary Legislation 123.127, specifically the Cooperation with Other Jurisdictions on Tax Matters Regulations. These regulations outline Malta's obligations and commitments concerning the Exchange of Information, underscoring the nation's proactive stance in fostering global tax cooperation.

Advisory Services

In navigating the complexities of international tax regulations and compliance, CSB Group stands ready to provide valuable assistance. As a reputable entity, CSB Group can play a pivotal role in facilitating the seamless implementation of these international obligations for businesses and individuals. Their expertise extends to aiding clients in meeting reporting obligations, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of information, and facilitating the onward exchange of information with the Maltese CfR (Commissioner for Revenue).

By partnering with CSB Group, entities can not only navigate the intricate landscape of international tax compliance but also contribute to Malta's commitment to upholding the principles of tax transparency and good governance on the global stage. Through these concerted efforts, Malta aims to create an environment that not only attracts international business but also sets a high standard for responsible and transparent financial practices.

CRS, FATCA & DAC6 Compliance

CSB Group boasts a dedicated team of experts well-versed in CRS,FATCA and DAC6 Compliance, ready to provide tailored advice and effective solutions to navigate the intricate landscape of compliance changes associated with CRS,FATCA and DAC6 for your business. Allow us to streamline the due diligence procedures and manage the reporting requirements of FATCA,CRS and DAC6 on your behalf, ensuring a seamless and efficient process.

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Key Contacts

Franklin Cachia

Director - Tax & Regulated Industries

Malcolm Manara

Tax & Business Development Manager



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