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Financial Account Information Return XML Schema and User Guide

Financial institutions (FIs) are obligated under the Inland Revenue Ordinance to furnish return reporting the required information of reportable financial accounts to the Department in a specified format on an annual basis.

To facilitate FIs to fulfil their obligations to furnish returns, the Department has developed a data schema in Extensible Markup Language (XML), which is based on the CRS XML Schema issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, specifying the data structure and format for reporting the required financial account information to the Department. Please use this link to download the current version of the data schema: Financial Account Information Return XML Schema (v1.0), which is released for financial institutions' reference.

You may also refer to the User Guide (v2.0) which explains the information that is required to be included in each data element of the Return XML Schema (v1.0).