Successful first exchange of information by IRD Dominica with BearingPoint’s MDES

The first exchange of information by the Inland Revenue Division of the Commonwealth of Dominica has been successful. The Multi Data Exchange Solution (MDES) enabled the organization to effectively exchange information for both FATCA and CRS. 

The IRD was assisted by BearingPoint’s MDES team who, to ensure a successful exchange, also supported the financial institutions (FI’s) during their first exchange. An online seminar was set up for all FI’s to demo the entire process from registration to submittal of the required data. Also, the team was available to answer frequently asked questions from both parties involved.

After on-site training during the implementation phase back in July 2021, the MDES team now provided guidance to the IRD during and after the successful enrolment of the exchange to the Common Transmission System (CTS) of the OECD.

The recent achievement of the Inland Revenue Division (IRD) of the Commonwealth of Dominica marks a significant milestone in their pursuit of seamless information exchange. Through the proficient utilization of the Multi Data Exchange Solution (MDES), the IRD has achieved commendable success in facilitating the exchange of vital information pertaining to both FATCA and CRS regulations.

Collaboration played a pivotal role in this accomplishment, with the IRD receiving valuable support from the adept team at BearingPoint’s MDES division. This partnership extended beyond mere assistance, as the team also extended their expertise to guide financial institutions (FIs) through their inaugural data exchange. Recognizing the importance of clarity, a comprehensive online seminar was orchestrated, serving as a platform for FIs to navigate through the entire process – right from the intricacies of registration to the seamless submission of requisite data. The team further elevated their commitment by being readily available to address frequently raised queries from all stakeholders involved.

A crucial juncture was the on-site training conducted during the implementation phase in July 2021. This groundwork laid the foundation for the subsequent triumphs, as the seasoned MDES team assumed the role of mentors during the IRD’s journey. Notably, their guidance remained steadfast during the pivotal phase of successfully enrolling the exchange into the Common Transmission System (CTS) of the OECD.

Such accomplishments underscore the paramount importance of effective collaboration, meticulous training, and a resilient support system. The successful exchange of information not only aligns with international standards but also positions the Commonwealth of Dominica as a beacon of proficient information management in the global landscape.

In a digital age where data flows seamlessly, the Inland Revenue Division’s accomplishment stands as a testament to the possibilities of efficient information sharing. The Multi Data Exchange Solution (MDES) has proven its mettle by empowering the Commonwealth of Dominica’s IRD to navigate the complex terrains of information exchange seamlessly. This achievement, encompassing both FATCA and CRS, has been underpinned by the concerted efforts of both the IRD and the adept MDES team from BearingPoint.

With an unwavering commitment to ensuring a triumphant exchange, the collaborative spirit has been the cornerstone of this achievement. Notably, the MDES team’s engagement extended beyond providing technical solutions. A noteworthy online seminar orchestrated for financial institutions (FIs) showcased the end-to-end process, fostering a profound understanding from registration to the streamlined submission of requisite data. This educational approach stood as a testament to simplicity and clarity.

In addition to paving the way for the IRD’s success, the MDES team extended their guidance even after the triumphant integration of the exchange into the Common Transmission System (CTS) of the OECD. This comprehensive involvement, spanning training to implementation, showcases a holistic partnership that goes beyond conventional expectations.

In the ever-evolving landscape of financial regulations, the Commonwealth of Dominica’s IRD has exemplified adaptability and efficiency. The culmination of their endeavors in this successful information exchange emphasizes the confluence of technology, collaboration, and astute guidance. As they set new standards, they also establish themselves as trailblazers in effective data management.

The Multi Data Exchange Solution (MDES) is a true full-service exchange of information solution for tax authorities.

Customer support

“The approach of BearingPoint to prepare, support, and guide users on both sides of the exchange in the new system was highly satisfactory and effective for the organization,” commented Annette George-Boney of the IRD.

The MDES is a proven cross-border tax information exchange solution that supports multiple bi- and multilateral agreements such as the CRS, FATCA, EOIR, and Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting agreements. It enables competent authorities to meet their reporting commitments effectively and successfully under international Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) regulations.

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