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The Hong Kong Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2016 was gazetted 8 January 2016. "The Bill seeks to put in place a legal framework for Hong Kong to implement the new international standard for automatic exchange of financial account information in tax matters (AEOI) as promulgated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)", a Government spokesman said in a press release.
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According to the press release, Hong Kong intends to conduct AEOI only with their partners with whom they have signed comprehensive avoidance of double taxation agreements (CDTAs) or tax information exchange agreements (TIEAs), on a bilateral basis.