On May 8, 2020, the European Commission decided to defer the deadlines for filing and exchanging information under the Directive on Administrative Cooperation (also known as “DAC6”).
Based on the proposed changes, member states will have three additional months to exchange information on financial accounts of which the beneficiaries are tax residents in another Member State. Similarly, member states will have three additional months to exchange information on certain cross-border tax planning arrangements.
Depending on the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Commission proposes the possibility to extend the deferral period once, for a maximum of three further months. The proposed tax measures only affect the deadlines for reporting obligations.
The beginning of application of DAC6 will remain July 1, 2020, and the reportable arrangements made during the postponement period will have to be reported by the time the deferral has terminated.
See Press Release