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, 193 KB)    EN (PDF, 164 KB)    FR (PDF, 195 KB)    IT (PDF, 188 KB)    ES (PDF, 141 KB)

AEI / FATCA Factsheet for entity clients

DE (PDF, 169 KB)    EN (PDF, 167 KB)    FR (PDF, 167 KB)    IT (PDF, 165 KB)    ES (PDF, 178 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, 205 KB)    EN (PDF, 204 KB)    FR (PDF, 206 KB)    IT (PDF, 205 KB)    ES (PDF, 206 KB)

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

DE (PDF, 209 KB)    EN (PDF, 207 KB)    FR (PDF, 208 KB)    IT (PDF, 208 KB)    ES (PDF, 208 KB)

AEI & FATCA Combined Self-certification Form for Entities

DE (PDF, 301 KB)    EN (PDF, 296 KB)    FR (PDF, 301 KB)    IT (PDF, 300 KB)    ES (PDF, 299 KB)

AEI Self-certification Form for Entities

DE (PDF, 270 KB)    EN (PDF, 267 KB)    FR (PDF, 270 KB)    IT (PDF, 269 KB)    ES (PDF, 269 KB)

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

DE (PDF, 163 KB)    EN (PDF, 161 KB)    FR (PDF, 163 KB)    IT (PDF, 179 KB)    ES (PDF, 149 KB)

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

DE (PDF, 207 KB)    EN (PDF, 200 KB)    FR (PDF, 204 KB)    IT (PDF, 204 KB)

Addendum to UBS Self-certification Forms: Key definitions

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

DE (PDF, 221 KB)    EN (PDF, 215 KB)    FR (PDF, 225 KB)    IT (PDF, 219 KB)    ES (PDF, 236 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.