Exchange of information: Types of exchange: Overview
There are three recognised methods of exchanging tax information:
Exchange on request (IEIM102100);
Spontaneous exchange (IEIM102200); and
Automatic exchange (IEIM102300).
All exchange instruments allow for exchange on request. The other two types of exchange are possible under most, but not all exchange instruments. Unless an exchange instrument specifically prohibits one of the other types of exchange, or specifically refers only to exchange on request, it should be possible to exchange spontaneously or automatically.