Back in the first quarter of 2018, namely on February 19, 2018, a draft of advisory document was published on the official website of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which called on all interested parties to join the discussion on the OECD strategy for combating the loopholes on using the Common Reporting Standard (CRS, Single standard of tax information exchange) in the âcitizenship by the investmentâ (CBI - granting citizenship in exchange for investments) and âresidence by the investmentâ (RBI - granting a residence permit in exchange for investments). To date, more than 70 jurisdictions in the world offer these schemes.
On April 17, 2018, a 96-page document was published on the OECD website (PUBLIC INPUT RECEIVED ON MISUSE OF RESIDENCE BY INVESTMENT SCHEMES TO CIRCUMVENT THE COMMON REPORTING STANDARD), which, in fact, summarized the first results of the discussion and the contents of the official letters to the organization. More than 20 structures were the speakers, including:
AFME office in London (Association of Financial Markets in Europe, it brings together the largest agents in the capital markets in the region);
What is important to know when choosing a foreign bank in 2018
Recently, an increasing number of citizens, concerned about their future, the future of their family or business, face the issue whether it is possible to open an account in a foreign bank and what is required for this? Which bank to choose for this: European, offshore bank, etc.? Historically, (and sometimes it is quite justified) the trust to a foreign bank is higher than to local institutions, and obtaining, for example, a loan is possible on more favorable terms than in Ukrainian banks, moreover, many people wish to keep the confidentiality of their actual income.
Regardless of whether you want to open a foreign bank account online in offshore or onshore jurisdictions, a number of aspects need to be considered and analyzed when choosing a bank. That is why the company Finance Business Service works with more than 100 banks around the world. We ask only really necessary questions in the process of selecting banks for our clients.
The current situation in the banking shows that financial institutions are increasingly facing problems of unexpected loss of correspondent accounts in US dollars. In general, the US is...
All sensational ideas and discussions about the "tax amnesty shadow of assets" or "legalization of income of dubious origin" embodied in the Tax Committee developed ASU bill "On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and other legislative acts of Ukraine concerning the single declaration of assets of individuals."
The draft law MPs are planning to introduce the procedure of single declaration, which envisages the voluntary submission by resident individuals Ukraine in the period from 01 October to 31 December 2016 the information to the tax authorities of its assets (cash, securities, precious metals, real estate and construction in progress , vehicles, aircraft and watercraft, valuable personal property, corporate law, financial instruments, the right to property benefit, other property rights and intangible assets) without specifying their cost and sources of origin. Will be declared as assets under joint ownership, as well as those owned by the other person, manages assets for the benefit of the subject of the declaration.
Finish with a single declaration of payment of the amount of tax liability, independently determined in a one-time declaration (such an obligation shall be...
No one doubts the fact that assets need protection. But it is important to remember the key aspects of the process. In particular, to realize that it is impossible to completely avoid the risks. They will be, in any case, however, a successful offshore scheme involves their minimization. Often this can be achieved by choosing the "lesser evil", i.e. replacing one risk for another.
Be aware of the danger
The first thing that needs to be done in order to build an effective offshore scheme should be an inventory of possible risks in a particular case. What can threaten your assets? The next step - competently organize the defense in order to avoid potential hazards.
Inadequate control. Do not forget that excessive desire for privacy can lead to loss of control over the assets. Of course, privacy is important, but it must be accompanied by supervision of the owner, it is important to consider when building an offshore scheme. Many have heard about the situation about saving accounts in Swiss banks that have remained in the possession of a banking institution only because the successors of assets have been unable to manage capital. If an access to the data regarding the...