Introducing the GATCA Resource Library

Introducing the GATCA Resource Library

I am delighted to announce that we have officially launched the GATCA Resource Library, an essential new website for responsible officers, relationship managers, and financial services professionals responsible for ensuring tax compliance. The GATCA Resource Library...
Keep it Under Your (Panama) Hat

Keep it Under Your (Panama) Hat

At the last count there were over thirteen countries that have opened up investigations flowing from the recent story about the leak of private data from the law firm Mossack Fonseca. They include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Indonesia, Nepal,...
So you think you know enough to be a QI?

So you think you know enough to be a QI?

I am seeing a rapidly increasing trend in the market. Many US Withholding Agents and quite a few QIs are now insisting that their financial institution clients, who are currently non qualified intermediaries (NQIs), become qualified intermediaries (QIs) in order to do...
How are your crystal balls feeling today?

How are your crystal balls feeling today?

It seems like it’s that time of year when everyone leaps onto the bandwagon of trying to predict what’s going to happen in 2016. Not wishing to miss the party, here are my thoughts… We face a lot of questions in 2016 around what I would call the tectonic plates of our...
FATCA Wars, Episode 2 – Attack of the Regs

FATCA Wars, Episode 2 – Attack of the Regs

When we first came up with the idea of an ‘interim periodic review’ or IPR, we hoped it might generate a little interest. Well it did, in spades! We’ve now conducted a number of IPRs for clients in the UK, continental Europe and in Asia, and we have more to do in the...