Bitfinex has requested tax information from its customers
Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex asked some of its customers to provide information about their tax residency. This became known thanks to the post you made on Twitter user under the name Whalepool. He called to protest against the decision.
In the letter, the exchange States that some accounts will be transferred to the authorities of the British virgin Islands:
Then the government of the British virgin Islands can provide this information to tax authorities of the country of residence of the client in accordance with the laws of the state of Law on tax compliance of foreign accounts of the United States (FATCA) and common reporting standard the Organisation for economic cooperation and development (CRS).
Customers who have received a letter, must fill out form for self-certification in accordance with the standards of FATCA or the CRS. Russia as a country party to the agreement on the CRS carries out the exchange of tax information between the British virgin Islands from December 21, 2017.
The exchange confirmed the fact of sending letters, but said that they were not all customers. User documents, did not receive such a message, Bitfinex is not needed, while the recipients must provide information within a week.