Why W8? – Start re-papering over the cracks now!

Why W8? – Start re-papering over the cracks now!

QIs and NQIs face a rare opportunity to dramatically increase their W-8 compliance rate by re-papering all existing clients using the IRS’ new W-8 forms. Find out how such a project could benefit your firm and why it could be worth it in the long run.

Go To Jail Free Card

Go To Jail Free Card

One of the most frequent excuses for NQIs not complying with reporting obligations, over and above lack of awareness, has always been the failure of the IRS to penalise firms for problems in filing. I thought the community should be aware that we are now starting to...
The QI Rap

The QI Rap

So, you wanna be a qualified intermediary, great! With relief at source and not disclosed your clients will be merry; But if your KYC rules didn’t make their list; Your chances of QI are zero, nada, nothing, Get the gist? Read Up You’re on the list. Hooray! And now...
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...