The five most common reporting errors for trusts to avoid

HM Revenue & Custom’s (HMRC) compliance team has identified the five most common errors made by UK administered trusts which are Financial Institutions (FIs) when fulfilling their obligations under the International Tax Compliance Regulations 2015. These obligations relate to Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) which includes the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and the Foreign Account… Read More The five most common reporting errors for trusts to avoid

HMRC’s five traps to avoid with CRS/FATCA reporting

HMRC has identified the most common errors made by financial institutions (FIs) when filing their Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) returns, which include Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reportable information. 1. The FI misunderstands what constitutes an undocumented account FIs are wrongly reporting accounts as ‘undocumented’ on the basis… Read More HMRC’s five traps to avoid with CRS/FATCA reporting

STEP’s Special Interest Groups under the spotlight

The end of November saw STEP Special Interest Groups’ (SIGs’) annual day of conferences, the ‘Spotlight Sessions’, held at the Montcalm Hotel in London and attracting over 300 international delegates. The day started early with a breakfast-time Philanthropy Advisors SIG session. Outgoing chair Suzanne Reisman TEP welcomed attendees and contributed to a panel discussion, which… Read More STEP’s Special Interest Groups under the spotlight

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