Tag Archives: FATCA

Who Holds the Master Key Offshore?

31 Aug
Master Key Offshore

It is clear that institutions must either comply with the provisions of FATCA or seek exemption. It is possible for a firm to be awarded ‘limited conditional’ FATCA status, which means that the offshore institution is exempt from reporting because it is deemed to be compliant and information secrecy laws come into force.

CRS Compliant ICO Operational Trading Platform

24 Feb
ICO operational trading platform

The one CRS and FATCA compliant ICO operational trading platform, exempt from SEC registration, is overseas retirement speed; lack of bureaucratic “red tape”; interest generated by offerings; and/or low cost of the process. In recent months, there has been an increased regulatory focus on ICOs. Just to recap in very basic terms – the regulations […]

Regulations Call Out Beneficial Ownership of Trusts and Life Insurance

16 Dec
trusts and a whistle

The past global trend has been that life insurance or trusts based plans were set up offshore for the purpose to be an after tax contribution savings plan financed and administered through either an insurance company or trust company arrangement. In today’s automatic exchange of financial information annually reported they are not acknowledged tax and […]

Know-Your-Customer (KYC) for a Clean Nominee Bank Account

14 Dec
Know-Your-Customer (KYC)

Financial institutions fear to be wittingly or unwittingly implicated when they are used to settle, facilitate, or finance international trade transactions (e.g., through processing wire transfers, providing trade finance, and issuing letters of credit and guarantees). Implication is criminal prosecution for money laundering. Financial Action Task Force (FATF) rules extends to everybody and leads to […]

Canada Overseas Retirement Plan and Hong Kong Pension Law

31 Jul
Hong Kong pension law

A specific type of Hong Kong pension law framework, when structured compliantly, can produce a cross-border financial structure that is government regulated, registered and recognized to reduce the cost of tax for cross-border investment into and out of Canada. A Hong Kong ORSO is after tax contribution with the idea that withdrawals after age 55 […]

Hong Kong ORS and CRS (Common Reporting Standard)

27 Jun
Hong Kong ORS

The Hong Kong ORS is not exempt from CRS/FATCA reporting; which means the ORS is not recognized internationally for deferral of income. ORS402(b) is an exempt from CRS and FATCA reporting exempt beneficiary financial account. WE provide the whitepapers to explain the difference between a Hong Kong ORS and our private label ORS402(b). Overseas Financial […]

Anti-FATCA lawyer rejects Europe threat to US taxpayers

24 Mar
Improving Women's Retirement Security and US taxpayers

Sanctions unlikely, lobbyist says The leading advocate for repeal of the U.S. Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act has called “laughable” any attempt to sanction Washington – should it rescind FATCA – for noncompliance with copycat European tax laws. Washington-based anti-FATCA tax-lawyer and lobbyist James Jatras said European efforts to pinpoint U.S. taxpayers through the Organization […]

A Future for Offshore Financial Services?

19 Feb
The parliament building in Bridgetown, Barbados

Globalization has been a one-way street of impositions by powerful countries; fiscal sovereignty has been violated by the strong; and tax competition remains under threat from the mighty. Indeed, if the current pattern of incursions, restrictions and false labelling of Caribbean jurisdictions as ‘tax havens’, and the Caribbean as a region of ‘high risk’, is […]

Your Foreign Company and Tax

08 Feb
UBER 4U - Mutual Funds

Word is that Morgan Stanley in NYC has reduced their Wealth Manager staff by 15% because a) Annual filing of data to automatic report in compliance to the OECD Common Reporting Standard is a minimum cost annually of $600.00 per account and they have 2.5 Trillion under management, so you can just imagine the reporting costs; […]