Announcement on Implementation of Regulatory Compliance Project of Common Reporting Standard (CRS) (With Effective from 1st July 2017)

Dear Valued Customers,

Under the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) for the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information, Malaysian Financial Institutions are required to collect and report to Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM), financial account information on non-residents.

The data collected may be transmitted by IRBM for the exchange of similar information with the tax authorities of the participating countries.

With effect from 1st July 2017, all new account opening must complete a Self-Certificate form for the purpose of automatic exchange of financial account information.  Please be informed that it is your duty to report all changes in your tax residency status to the Bank.

For the completion of Self-Certificate form, information pertaining to Tax Identification Number (TIN) of various countries is available at the following link:

We recognise that you are an important customer to us in ensuring the successful implementation of the CRS compliance and we are committed to provide the best possible services to you. Should you require further clarification on this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us at 00603-20595566 or e-mail to

Thank you!

Bank of China (Malaysia) Berhad