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What it means to be a QI
We cover every aspect of QI status, including it means to be a qualified intermediary (QI), what regulations are applicable and the impact these can have on your organisation, the documentation required, withholding rules, reporting standards, organisational structures and the obligations all QIs have for control and oversight of the QI process.
What it means to be a NQI
This course helps you understand every aspect of being an NQI, including what being an NQI means, what regulations are applicable and what impact they will have on your organisation. We also cover the requirements, regulations and reporting standards applicable for an NQI.
Global Accounts Tax Compliance Acts (GATCA)
This course provides an overview of the global anti-tax evasion regulation landscape, including an explanation of FATCA, QI and AEoI regulations. The course then discusses in detail the impact of GATCA, including the context and content of the various regulations and their effect on various types of financial institution.
US Withholding Tax Chapter 3: QI/NQI Regulations
This course is designed for QIs who wish to keep up to date with the regulations, firms intending to become QIs and who need to understand the implications of QI status, and finally for NQIs who want or need to understand their obligations under the regulations. The course covers each of the process elements in detail including due diligence rules, validation of documentation, withholding, reporting and management of control and oversight.
US Withholding Tax Chapter 4: FATCA
The course gives a detailed explanation of the regulations and the key process elements – due diligence, withholding, reporting and control and oversight. Responsibilities of Responsible Officers and Periodic Reviews are discussed, along with the application of due diligence rules both inside and outside IGA markets.
International Withholding Tax
This course provides a grounding in the international withholding tax landscape. In it, we explore the context of double tax treaties, reclaim methodologies, benchmarking of tax processing, specific market issues, and how technology is affecting the tax landscape.
US Withholding Tax
This course covers all areas of US withholding tax, from the basic terminology and acronyms to processing principles, account structure effects, beneficial owner types and the risks and liability of the models. We also go into detail about the solutions available to financial institutions and current trends and industry initiatives at the time of course delivery.
European Withholding Tax Landscape
This course is based on the Tax Barriers Business Advisory Group Second Report, which details the principles of a simpler, more standardised and automated approach to withholding tax across Europe. The ten principles of the report were submitted to the Member States in February 2013 and adopted (again in principle) in April 2013. The course covers the principles and expected impacts, the major issues, markets that are close to and far from the model and the challenges they face.
How to Conduct a Periodic Review
All Qualified Intermediaries (QIs) are required to undertake a Periodic Review. However, most small and medium sized QIs really struggle with the workload and eye-watering cost this entails.
There is an increasing trend and desire in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 communities to undertake the Periodic Reviews themselves using their internal audit functions, which the new QI agreement now makes possible.
This course is specially designed to provide internal audit function training on QI Periodic Reviews, helping your firm to obtain the knowledge needed to be able to competently and independently conduct a Periodic Review.