CRS and Charities: January 2017 update

HMRC hosted another Charities CRS working group on 16 January. The following issues were on the agenda for discussion: Anti-Avoidance Rules HMRC would like to refine its currently broad regulation regarding anti-avoidance. It is scheduled to discuss it with the compliance team shortly. It will also be reviewing the anti-avoidance issues surrounding donations channelled through… Read More CRS and Charities: January 2017 update

Are you a Trust or Company Service Provider under Schedule 23?

UK HMRC has confirmed today that firms that advise their clients on the establishment of offshore companies or trusts may receive pre-Notice letters this month. The letter requests that advisors come forward and volunteer the following information to HMRC: name and address of the client, the entity details (name, jurisdiction, date of registration) and details… Read More Are you a Trust or Company Service Provider under Schedule 23?

The UK Client Notification Regulations – what is your obligation?

The UK Client Notification Regulations came into force on 30 September 2016 and the obligation for practitioners to notify any clients with offshore accounts and assets must be met by 31 August 2017. The objective of the Regulations is to ensure that clients have advance warning that HMRC will soon begin to automatically receive data… Read More The UK Client Notification Regulations – what is your obligation?