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FAQs - Tax Residency

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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).

For more information download our leaflet

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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All Australian banks have to collect information about foreign tax residents from 1 July 2017, under the: 

  • Common Reporting Standard (CRS), and 
  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) 

Without this information, we are unable to open an account. Read more about the CRS & FATCA on the ATO website.