Some Basic Responsibilities for a Responsible Officer

Some Basic Responsibilities for a Responsible Officer

Being a QI and Responsible Officer is not just about signing a bit of paper and filing this away….it is an on-going and ever developing regime. The ever-developing nature of the IRC Chapter 3 (QI regime), FATCA and now CRS & AEoI (informally know as GATCA)...
Tax Reporting Does ACTUALLY Matter

Tax Reporting Does ACTUALLY Matter

Regulation… regulation… sorry, what’s that? More regulation? You think that tax evaders get away with it? Or that your reports as a Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) are not monitored? Well, think again! FATCA and now CRS together with the...
FATCA Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

FATCA Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

This blog is for the purists out there. Those who like to take the high ground and find solace in tracing the minutiae of regulations through to their operational conclusion. It’s a great game because the regulations are pretty complex, but the route to an operational...
FATCA Wars Episode IX – Revenge of the Myth

FATCA Wars Episode IX – Revenge of the Myth

OK, so I admit, I’m conflicted. As a purist and one who was brought up in a scientific environment, I get really frustrated when I see so many half truths and misconceptions in a regulatory environment. Regulation should be first about clarity and that will lead to...