Minimum substance test under EU shell company directive In December 2021, the European Commission (EC) published its draft Council Directive, amending Directive 2011/16/EU (the Directive) and setting out the rules to prevent the misuse of shell entities for tax purposes. The EC has observed that certain individuals and some businesses direct their income to shell...
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Switzerland is consulting on AML Ordinance amendments Switzerland’s federal government has published draft amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance (the Ordinance), which aim to implement the measures in the revised Anti-Money Laundering Act (the Act). The Act introduces most of the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF’s) 2016 recommendations for Swiss anti-money laundering (AML) reform, including...
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UK’s TRS opens to non-taxable trusts and extends reporting deadline The UK’s Trust Registration Service is now open for non-taxable trusts to register, bringing under its scope all UK express trusts and certain non-UK express trusts, with the exclusion of: a. UK-registered charities; b. will trusts limited to two years; c. life policies; d. trusts...
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Ireland enacts new rules for BO’s registration The European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Trusts) Regulations  (the ‘2021 Trust Regulations’) have recently come into effect in Ireland. By revoking and replacing the 2019 beneficial ownership of trust regulations, the 2021 Trust Regulations provide for the establishment of a Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Trusts, maintained...
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EU remedies to the inefficiencies of its blacklisting system for tax havens The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) recently adopted a resolution introducing changes in the system used to draw up the EU list of tax havens, which up to date was “confusing and ineffective”. The 2017’s list of tax havens drawn up by...
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