Proposed EU rules for tax planning intermediaries

In June 2017 the European Commission published draft legislation containing new rules for tax-planning intermediaries who design or promote cross-border tax planning arrangements. The stated objective is to identify and assess schemes that are potentially facilitating tax evasion or avoidance in order to block harmful arrangements in the early stages. The proposals require intermediaries to report… Read More Proposed EU rules for tax planning intermediaries

STEP in Brussels to discuss money laundering and terrorist financing risks

STEP was invited by the European Commission to attend a second private sector consultative meeting on Wednesday 5 October to discuss the supranational risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing risk in the EU. We represented the trust sector and legal professionals in the first consultative meeting with the Commission in March 2016. The… Read More STEP in Brussels to discuss money laundering and terrorist financing risks