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.