Bermuda has been engaging in tax information exchange with other jurisdictions since the 1980s. This article, which is based upon a paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Academy of Estate and Trusts Law in Tokyo, Japan in May 2019, looks at the historical trend towards information exchange and the system now in place under Bermuda law for the production of information pursuant to tax information exchange agreements (TIEAs).
Carey Olsen Bermuda's Keith Robinson explains in detail why the current system requires a court order and how the reported case law dealing with challenges to these TIEA orders provides a useful insight into the nature and range of the requests being made by foreign tax authorities.
The full article is available to read in Trusts & Trustees - the leading international journal on trust law and practice, and the official journal of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (available via the Oxford Academic website).
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