In September 2017, a significant event for financial institutions around the world took place - the first automatic exchange of information for tax purposes in accordance with the CRS (Common Reporting Standard). The source of information exchange were banks, as well as other financial institutions (pension funds, investment and insurance companies, etc.). The second large group of countries is also joining the process of automatic information exchange in 2018.
CRS provides for an annual automatic exchange of tax information between Member States of the Multilateral Cooperation Convention between the competent authorities on automatic information exchange under the CRS (MCAA Convention).
The exchange of information on accounts of legal entities and natural persons will be made automatically, annually and on the principle of residency (in contrast to the FATCA law, which uses the principle of citizenship).
The essence of the exchange is that banks collect information on financial activities on corporate accounts of the companies, individual accounts of natural persons, private funds and trusts, and then transfer it to the tax authorities of their country, which send this...
Switzerland has amended the "too large to fail" legislation to reduce the tax burden in some banks.
The Swiss Federal Council requested the Federal Department of Finance to prepare a draft consultation document on changes to the position of participations in the deductions TBTF legislation. He noted that the proposed reform would "not allow the tax load of the leading holdings of systemically important banks from raising together with the conditional issuance of convertible securities (CoCos), written off bonds and bail bonds."
The Federal Council has proposed that the interest payments on cocos, decommissioned bail bonds and bonds, were not taken into account when calculating the deduction.
In accordance with current regulations, the deduction is reduced, because the interest in cocos, written off bonds and bail bonds, regarded as financing costs. The Federal Council said: "The deduction - a system associated with the current legislation, ie all interest on debt capital lead to a reduction in the gross income of all corporations and cooperatives This can lead to a higher tax burden.".
The Federal Council said that some banks are required by supervisory law circulate such...
National Bank of Ukraine has established an order for identifying the banks risk operations
From the first in September 2016 comes into force, established by the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine №369 from 15.08.2016, the order of the document analysis and verification by banks (information) on financial transactions and their participants (hereafter - the Order). In particular, the list of indicators of risk operations, as well as change some existing ones. Just would like to draw your attention that prior to the adoption of the above order, the identification of risk transactions were settled a few officials of the National Bank of Ukraine letters.
This Procedure adopted in order to prevent the commission of risky activities by banks, threatening the interests of depositors or other creditors of the bank and increase the effectiveness of risk management. It should be noted that the provisions of the Order are binding on all banks in Ukraine, as well as all the branches of foreign banks in Ukraine.
On the basis of the provisions of the Order, any bank is obliged to provide a comprehensive analysis and verification of documents (information) on financial...
The head of German Banks Association asked to government to improve tax range for banks operating in Germany.
Michael Kemmer, the general manager of Germann Banks Association made announce and in his announce he asked the government to take a clear political improvement to Frankfurt as financial center, in consequence of the voting of the United Kingdom they left the EU.
"We need bright signal that Frankfurt, financial center of Germany is ready take on board the services and the supplier of services from Great Britain. It will make possible to create a new jobs and economic growth," Kemmer stressed.
In the tax area, Kremmer said that the government could make German banking sector more competitive by allowing banks to deduct bank levy payments from the their taxable income.
All credit institutions in Germany were as objects of every-year levy balances since January 2011. The levy starts at 0.02 percent for banks with a balance between EUR300m (USD340m) and EUR10bn, and rises in stages to 0.06 percent on balances in excess of EUR300bn.
"As any other European country the banking levy must be tax as operation expenses", Kemmer said.
He also ask Germany...
June 7, 2016 the National Bank of Ukraine approved the Decree № 342 "On the settlement of the situation in the monetary and foreign exchange markets of Ukraine" (hereinafter - the "Regulation"), according to which continues a gradual mitigating the regime of currency regulation in Ukraine.
Thus, according to the provisions of the Regulation:
lowered from 75% to 65% the limit of the mandatory sale of revenues from abroad to accounts in foreign currency;
twice increased the purchase limit of cash currency - from 6 to 12 thousand UAH per day;
twice increased the issuance limit (receipt) cash from current and deposit accounts in foreign currency or banking metals - from 50 to 100 thousand UAH per day;
abolished the restrictions on the volume of cash in national currency, which still amounted to 500 thousand UAH per day.
In addition, the Resolution established limiting sizes and conditions for foreign currency transfers. For transfers that do not exceed the equivalent of 15 thousand UAH per day, can be performed without confirming documents and do not require the account opening. If the transfer of foreign currency exceeding the equivalent of 15 thousand UAH, it...
Ukrainian clients of Latvian banks have received letters demanding to talk about his tax residence. These data are the local State Revenue Service promises to transfer FTS. Latvia Banks sent Ukrainians requirements to disclose tax and financial information about themselves.
In one of these letters, which received a bank customer Rigensis (have RBC), said that since January 1, 2016 Latvia acceded to the standard automatic exchange of financial information (Automatic Exchange of Information or AEOI). In a letter to his client Rigensis Bank warns that it must pass the data of the State Revenue Service of Latvia (SRS). And that, in turn, is obliged to send this information to the tax authorities of the relevant jurisdiction. In other words, in those countries where the owners Rigensis bank accounts - tax residents, written in the letter. The first reports on the new (opened in 2017) and large accounts (balance at 31 December 2015 of more than $ 1 million) Rigensis transmit SRS in 2017, stated in the letter. For all the rest - in 2018. At the same time Ukraine is likely to begin to exchange tax information with Latvia within the AEOI, said in response to the SRS request RBC...
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Для організації електронної комерції у Вас рано чи пізно виникне необхідність приймати платежі від клієнтів, відправлені за допомогою своїх кредитних або дебетових карток. Так званий «мерчант акаунт» дозволяє приймати платежі клієнтів сплачені...