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Tax Information Exchange Litigation in Offshore Jurisdictions

There have been a number of decisions published recently by the courts in various international financial centres such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Jersey and Singapore, that have considered the meaning and effect of...more

BVI Signs Tax Information Exchange Agreement with Poland

The British Virgin Islands’ (BVI) government entered into its twenty-fifth tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) with the Republic of Poland on 29 November 2013. The BVIPoland TIEA supplements similar treaties entered...more

Cayman Islands and U.S. Sign FATCA IGA

On November 29, 2013, the Cayman Islands and the U.S. Signed a FATCA IGA. The Cayman Islands IGA is a Model 1B agreement, meaning that FFIs in the Cayman Islands will be required to report tax information about U.S. account...more

The Mergers & Acquisitions Review - Seventh Edition: Chapter 16: Cayman Islands

I OVERVIEW OF M&A ACTIVITY - Despite signs of a stabilising economy, the Cayman Islands witnessed a 1 per cent decrease in new company registrations in 2012 compared to 2011; 8,971 new companies were incorporated...more

Cayman Islands Government Announces FATCA Intergovernmental Agreement

The Cayman Islands government announced on August 13, 2013 that it has concluded negotiations with the US government on a “Model 1” intergovernmental agreement (“IGA”) with respect to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act...more

IRS Opens FATCA Registration Portal for Financial Institutions

On August 19, the IRS announced an on-line registration system for entities that need to register under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). "Financial institutions will also be able to provide required information...more

BVI signs TIEA with Canada

As evidence of its continued commitment to transparency in the financial services industry and its compliance with international standards, the British Virgin Islands executed a much anticipated Tax Information Exchange...more

Verbatim - Global Compliance: Quarterly Newsletter: Fall 2012

In This Issue: We’ve highlighted a few notable developments in corporate governance law taking place this fall that may be of interest to you. For more information on any of the topics listed below, please contact...more

U.S. Treasury Department Releases Model FATCA Intergovernmental Agreements

On July 26, 2012, the U.S. Department of Treasury released its first model intergovernmental agreement (IGA) implementing the information reporting and withholding tax provisions under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act...more

Proposed Treasury Regulations Implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”)

On February 8, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced the release of proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) for the next phase of implementing reporting and withholding provisions of the HIRE Act...more

U.S. Response to Unreported Offshore Income and Assets of U.S. Taxpayers

Since the G-20 meeting on April 2, 2009, there has been a worldwide emphasis on the elimination of bank secrecy through the implementation of tax information exchange agreements ("TIEA") with countries or jurisdictions that...more

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