Hong Kong has signed an agreement with New Zealand for conducting automatic exchange of financial account information in tax matters (AEOI), a Government spokesman said on July 14, 2017.
The spokesman added that they have been seeking to expand Hong Kong’s AEOI network with their tax treaty partners. Including the agreement with New Zealand, Hong Kong now has 14 AEOI partners. The others are Belgium, Canada, Guernsey, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
The spokesman added also that the Government plans to extend the application of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters to Hong Kong. An amendment bill will be introduced into the Legislative Council by late 2017.