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FAQs - Tax Residency

Are you a foreign tax resident?

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Rabobank has a legal obligation to collect information about foreign tax residents, and report it to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) under the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

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How is my tax residence defined?

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Each country has different rules that define tax residence. The OECD website has information on how to determine your tax residency. If you don’t know if you are a foreign tax resident, you should seek tax advice.

Why am I asked if my entity is passive under tax residency questions?

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Under the regulations, passive entities must supply information about the tax residency for all Controlling Persons.

Why are you asking me if I am a tax resident of another country?

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As of the 1st of July 2017, all Australian banks are required to collect information about foreign tax residents (under the Common Reporting Standard – CRS, & Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - FATCA). We need this information before we can open your account.

For more information download our leaflet