AEI and FATCA Switzerland

Regulations to combat cross border tax evasion

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEI) are global regulations that support efforts to combat tax evasion. These initiatives require banks and custodians, such as UBS, to document their clients’ tax status and if required, report certain client details and related financial account information to the relevant tax authorities. Funds and collective investment schemes, together with other professionally managed investment entities, are also required to document and report details of investors to the relevant tax authorities. UBS is committed to complying with FATCA and AEI as well as implementing each in accordance with applicable local regulations and guidance.

Client Factsheets

AEI Factsheet for natural person clients

DE (PDF, 195 KB)    EN (PDF, 197 KB)    FR (PDF, 216 KB)    IT (PDF, 209 KB)    ES (PDF, 198 KB)

AEI / FATCA Factsheet for entity clients

DE (PDF, 196 KB)    EN (PDF, 197 KB)    FR (PDF, 200 KB)    IT (PDF, 196 KB)    ES (PDF, 216 KB)

What do we require from you, our clients?

The introduction of FATCA and AEI means that we require you to provide additional tax-relevant information to enable us to meet our obligations. How FATCA and AEI will impact your relationship with UBS will depend on the products or services you receive from UBS.

AEI lists of reportable and participating jurisdictions for completion of UBS Self-certification Forms

Please click on the link to check if your tax residence is in a reportable and/or participating jurisdiction.

(Wealth Management and Personal & Corporate Banking section on global homepage)

AEI list of Swiss partner states including entry into force date

AEI and FATCA Forms

AEI Self-certification Form to confirm the Tax Residence(s) of the Account Holder (natural person)

DE (PDF, 220 KB)    EN (PDF, 219 KB)    FR (PDF, 220 KB)    IT (PDF, 220 KB)    ES (PDF, 220 KB)

AEI Self-certification Form to confirm the Tax Residence(s) of a Beneficial Owner (natural person)

DE (PDF, 268 KB)    EN (PDF, 266 KB)    FR (PDF, 268 KB)    IT (PDF, 268 KB)    ES (PDF, 267 KB)

AEI & FATCA Combined Self-certification Form for Entities

DE (PDF, 322 KB)    EN (PDF, 317 KB)    FR (PDF, 321 KB)    IT (PDF, 322 KB)    ES (PDF, 321 KB)

AEI Self-certification Form for Entities

DE (PDF, 332 KB)    EN (PDF, 329 KB)    FR (PDF, 332 KB)    IT (PDF, 331 KB)    ES (PDF, 330 KB)

AEI Self-certification Form to confirm the Tax Residence(s) of the Controlling Person

DE (PDF, 178 KB)    EN (PDF, 176 KB)    FR (PDF, 178 KB)    IT (PDF, 178 KB)    ES (PDF, 177 KB)

FATCA Self-certification of Chapter 4 Status (FATCA Status) for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting (Entities)

DE (PDF, 240 KB)    EN (PDF, 233 KB)    FR (PDF, 237 KB)    IT (PDF, 237 KB)

Addendum to UBS Self-certification Forms: Key definitions

Additional explanations of AEI/FATCA terms used in the UBS Self-certification Forms

DE (PDF, 232 KB)    EN (PDF, 227 KB)    FR (PDF, 236 KB)    IT (PDF, 231 KB)    ES (PDF, 248 KB)

Guidance for Clients

The details provided on this page and related documents are intended to aid you in your understanding of the FATCA and AEI requirements. Please note this information is not intended to serve as tax advice. If you are uncertain of your FATCA or AEI status or the impact of these regulations on you we suggest you consult a professional tax advisor.