Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling Ok, so by now I am somewhat known for blog titles that are a play on words. I admit to struggling with Singapore, not for lack of a suitable word play (everyone surely knows what a Singapore Sling is), but more for how to connect that to the subject...
So you think you know enough to be a QI?

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...
FATCA Wars: Episode V – Phantom Menace

FATCA Wars: Episode V – Phantom Menace

FATCA Wars: Episode V – Phantom Menace It seems as though many of my observations regarding some of the more obvious holes in either FATCA (Chapter 4) and/or the QI regulations (Chapter 3) are finding an interested audience. So here’s another one that occurred...
BEN or IMY That is the Question

BEN or IMY That is the Question

BEN or IMY That is the Question While everyone is still running around worrying about FATCA and its children, CRS and AEoI, the US Chapter 3 tax regulations still need to be handled. Despite it being 14 years since these regulations came in, problems keep coming out...