US Tax Regulations – Chapter 3 and 4 Updated Course Structure

US Tax Regulations – Chapter 3 and 4 Updated Course Structure

Over the last few years we have delivered many courses to financial institutions all over the world on the practical impacts of QI and FATCA. These topics have usually been delivered in series within the course i.e. QI first and then FATCA. With the increasing overlap...
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...
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...
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 of the woodwork. The latest,...