We are pleased to provide below, as an information guide, a series of documents relating to The Bahamas and its stance on international tax cooperation, as well as developments in a number of jurisdictions since January 2009. See below for:

  1. Bahamas Stance on International Tax Cooperation

  2. Bahamas Related Agreements

  3. OECD & Global Forum Reports

The Bahamas Stance on International Tax Cooperation includes the Government’s most recent pronouncements relating to TIEA negotiations, as well as the March 2009 reaffirmation of its commitment to international standards on information exchange. Here we have also posted archived articles from January 2002 when The Bahamas US TIEA was signed.

This feature complements the existing Industry News and Reports features on the main BFSB site where ongoing news items on international tax co-operation initiatives appear. Click here for current Industry News articles on tax cooperation.

Please contact info@bfsb-bahamas.com should you have any questions.

  1. Bahamas Stance on International Tax Cooperation

    • MoFS Release – The Bahamas is on Track to Implement the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard for the Automatic Exchange of Information by 2018
      – September 15, 2016
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    • MoFS Release – Bahamas Committed to CRS Using a Bilateral Approach
      – September 06, 2016
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    • MOF Statement on Signing of TIEAs with Aruba and Guernsey
      – August 08, 2011
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    • Bahamas Government Statement Signing of TIEA with Korea
      – August 04, 2011
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    • Bahamas Government Statement on the Phase 1 Peer Review of The Bahamas by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes
      – April 14, 2011
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    • Bahamas Government Statement on the Signing of an Agreement with the Government of the Republic of India for the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes
      – February 11, 2011
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    • Bahamas Government Statement on the Signing of An Agreement with The Government of Japan for the Exchange of Information for the Purpose of the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion and the Allocation of Rights of Taxation with Respect to the Income of Individuals.
      – January 27, 2011
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    • BFSB Statement: TIEA Q&A
      – September 02, 2010
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    • The Bahamas Financial Services: Commitment, Continuity and Consistency
      – August 17, 2010
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    • Bahamas Government Statement on the Signing of An Agreement with The Federal Republic of Germany on Assistance in Civil and Criminal Tax Matters through Exchange of Information
      – April 09, 2010
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    • Bahamas Government Statement on the Signing of An Agreement Concerning Exchange of Information on Tax Matters between The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and The Kingdom of Spain
      – March 11, 2010
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    • Bahamas Government Statement on the Signing of Agreements Concerning Information on Tax Matters between the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Nordic Countries
      – March 10, 2010
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    • BFSB Statement on Achievement of G20 Standard
      – March 10, 2010
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    • Bahamas Government Statement on the Signing of a Tax Information Exchange Agreement with the United Mexican States
      – February 23, 2010
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    • BFSB Statement: The Bahamas Well Ahead of G20/OECD Standard
      – February 23, 2010
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    • Bahamas Information Services (BIS) Release on The Bahamas Stance on TIEAs
      – December 29, 2009
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    • BFSB Statement: The Bahamas, Looking Forward. A G20/OECD Update.
      – December 14, 2009
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    • Bahamas Government Statement on the Signing of a Tax Information Exchange Agreement with the Kingdom of Belgium
      – December 07, 2009
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    • Bahamas Government Statement on Signing of TIEA with the Kingdom of The Netherlands
      – December 04, 2009
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    • Bahamas Government Statement on Signing of TIEA with the Argentine Republic
      – December 03, 2009
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    • Bahamas Government Statement on Signing of TIEA with the People’s Republic of China
      – December 01, 2009
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    • MOF Statement on Signing of TIEA with the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
      – October 29, 2009
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    • BFSB Statement: Compliance with International Tax Standards
      – October 15, 2009
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    • BFSB Statement: The Bahamas Will Meet the G20 Standard Before the End of the Year
      – October 01, 2009
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    • BFSB Statement: Bahamas Advances Tax Information Exchange Objective
      – September 25, 2009
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    • MOF Statement on Signing of Bahamas Monaco TIEA
      – September 18, 2009
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    • MOF Press Statement on Expansion of The Bahamas’ Tax Cooperation Network
      – July 29, 2009
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    • BFSB Article: The Bahamas: Meeting International standards
      – April 19, 2009
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    • BFSB Statement: Review of Bahamas Commitment to OECD Tax Standard
      – April 05, 2009
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    • BFSB Statement: Broad Industry Support for Bahamas OECD Position
      – March 26, 2009
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    • Parliamentary Communication: Expansion of the Network for International Cooperation
      – March 25, 2009
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    • Bahamas Government Release: The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Reaffirms OECD Commitment
      – March 25, 2009
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    • BFSB Statement: TIEA Enabling Legislation
      – January 15, 2004
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    • BFSB Statement: The Bahamas Reaches An Agreement With The OECD
      – March 18, 2002
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    • BFSB Statement: Q&A Relating to the Bahamas Commitment to the OECD
      – March 18, 2002
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    • Bahamas Government Communication: Bahamas 2002 Schedule of Commitment – Letter to OECD
      – March 15, 2002
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    • MOF Statement: Agreement of a Commitment Between the Bahamas and the OECD
      – March 15, 2002
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    • MOF Statement: OECD Harmful Tax Practices Project
      – February 28, 2002
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    • BFSB Statement: Bahamas / US TIEA Why Now?
      – January 29, 2002
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  2. Bahamas Related Agreements

    • Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs)

      The Bahamas currently has TIEAs with:
      Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Greenland, Guernsey, Iceland, India, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, San Marino, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, U.S.

      See Agreements below.

      • Agreement between The Republic of Poland and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters
        – June 28, 201Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Malta for the Exchange of Information relating to Tax Matters
        – January 18, 2012Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Government of the Republic of South Africa for the Exchange of Information relating to Tax Matters
        – September 14, 2011Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Respect of Aruba, for the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes
        – August 08, 2011Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the States of Guernsey for the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters
        – August 08, 2011Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and The Government of The Republic of Korea on the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters
        – August 04, 2011Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Government of the Republic of India for the Exchange of Information with respect to Taxes
        – February 11, 2011Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Government of Japan for the Exchange of Information with respect to Taxation.
        – January 27, 2011Download PDF File
      • An Agreement Between Canada and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the Exchange of Information on Tax Matters
        – June 17, 2010Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and The Federal Republic of Germany on Assistance in Civil and Criminal Tax Matters through Exchange of Information
        – April 09, 2010Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Government of Australia and The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes
        – March 30, 2010Download PDF File
      • Agreement on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters Between The Kingdom of Spain and The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
        – March 11, 2010Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Kingdom of Denmark and The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Concerning Information on Tax Matters (Bahamas Denmark TIEA)
        – March 10, 2010Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Faroes and The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Concerning Information on Tax Matters (Bahamas Faroes TIEA)
        – March 10, 2010Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Republic of Finland and The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Concerning Information on Tax Matter (Bahamas Finland TIEA)
        – March 10, 2010Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between the Government of Greenland and the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Concerning Information on Tax Matters (Bahamas Greenland TIEA)
        – March 10, 2010Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between the Government of Iceland and the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters (Bahamas Iceland TIEA)
        – March 10, 2010Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Kingdom of Norway and The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Concerning Information on Tax Matters (Bahamas Norway TIEA)
        – March 10, 2010Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between the Government of The Kingdom of Sweden and the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters (Bahamas Sweden TIEA)
        – March 10, 2010Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Government of The United Mexican States for the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters (Bahamas Mexico TIEA)
        – February 23, 2010Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and The Kingdom of Belgium for the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters (Bahamas Belgium TIEA)
        – December 07, 2009Download PDF File
      • Agreement between The Government of the French Republic and The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters (Bahamas France TIEA)
        – December 07, 2009Download PDF File
      • Agreement between The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Kingdom of The Netherlands for the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters (Bahamas Netherlands TIEA)
        – December 04, 2009Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and The Argentine Republic for the Exchange of Information on Tax Matters (Bahamas Argentina TIEA)
        – December 03, 2009Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between the Government of The People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the Exchange of Information Relating to Taxes (Bahamas China TIEA)
        – December 01, 2009Download PDF File
      • Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Government of New Zealand on the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes (Bahamas New Zealand TIEA)
        – November 18, 2009Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the Exchange of Information Relating to Taxes (Bahamas UK TIEA)
        – October 29, 2009Download PDF File
      • Agreement between The Republic of San Marino and The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas concerning information on tax matters (Bahamas San Marino TIEA)
        – September 24, 2009Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between the Government of the Principality of Monaco and the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters (Bahamas Monaco TIEA)
        – September 18, 2009Download PDF File
      • Agreement Between the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Government of The United States of America For The Provision of Information With Respect to Taxes And For Other Matters (Bahamas US TIEA)
        – January 25, 2002Download PDF File
    • Legal Arrangements

      • An Act to Implement International Agreements between The Bahamas and Foreign States, Providing for Cooperation in Tax Matters Including the Exchange of Information, and for Related Purposes
        – July 01, 2010Download PDF File
      • An Act to Make Provisions Authorizing the Enforcement of Certain Obligations of The Bahamas Under an Agreement on Taxation Matters Signed on 25th January, 2002 at Washington D.C. in the United States of America between the Government of The Bahamas and the Government of the United States of America, and to Provide for Other Connection or Incidental Purposes
        (The Bahamas and the United States of America Tax Information Exchange
        Agreement Act)
        – December 22, 200Download PDF File
  3. OECD & Global Forum Reports

    • 9th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes – Statement of Outcomes
      – November 04, 2016
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    • 8th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes ? Statement of Outcomes
      – October 30, 2015
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    • Global Forum Report on Progress
      – November 05, 2014
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    • 7th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes – Statement of Outcomes
      – October 29, 2014
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    • 6th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes ?
      Statement of Outcomes
      – November 22, 2013
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    • 5th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes –
      Statement of Outcomes
      – October 27, 2012
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    • The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: Tax Transparency 2011 Report on Progress
      – November 04, 2011
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    • The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes 4th Meeting: Statement of Outcomes
      – October 26, 2011
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    • Era of Bank Secrecy is Over OECD Report
      – October 26, 2011
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    • The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: A Background Information Brief
      – May 02, 2011
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    • OECD’s Current Tax Agenda: An outline of its program of work on tax issues.
      – April 14, 2011
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    • The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: A Background Information Brief
      – March 31, 2011
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    • The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: A Background Information Brief
      – March 09, 2011
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    • The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: A Background Information Brief
      – January 19, 2011
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    • The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: A Background Information Brief
      – December 10, 2010
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    • Tax Co-operation 2010: Towards a Level Playing Field – 2010 Assessment by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information
      – October 18, 2010
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    • The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes 2nd Meeting: Statement of Outcomes
      – September 30, 2010
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    • A Progress Report on the Jurisdictions Surveyed by the OECD Global Forum in Implementing the Internationally Agreed Tax Standard – Updated
      – March 10, 2010
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    • Promoting Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes – Updated
      – March 10, 2010
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    • Tax Co-operation 2009: Towards a Level Playing Field – 2009 Assessment by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information
      – September 02, 2009
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    • Tax Co-operation: TOWARDS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD – 2008 Assessment by the Global Forum on Taxation
      – March 01, 2008
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    • Tax Co-operation: TOWARDS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD – 2007 Assessment by the Global Forum on Taxation
      – January 01, 2007
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    • OECD’s Harmful Tax Practices Project: 2006 Update on Progress in Member Countries
      – September 25, 2006
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    • Tax Co-operation: TOWARDS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD – 2006 Assessment by the Global Forum on Taxation
      – May 29, 2006
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    • OECD’s Harmful Tax Practices Project: 2004 Update
      – February 04, 2004
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    • Towards Global Tax Cooperation: 2000
      – June 16, 2000
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    • Harmful Tax Competition: 1998
      – January 01, 1999
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