CRS & FATCA

GENERAL STORE

Your one-stop shop for the materials needed to fulfil past, on-going and future DAC6/MDRs, CRS and FATCA compliance needs.

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  • “The templates in the CRS and FATCA General Store are top quality. Trident Trust has bought more than one–they were technically excellent and eminently practical. I highly recommend them.”David Bester, Trident Trust Group
  • “The CRS compliance materials deliver a comprehensive set of local policies and procedures that you can adapt to your own program or rely upon without modification.”Daniel Hollowell, Reliance Trust Company
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CRS

Compliance Programs and Materials

  • Question Submission

    In order to submit a specific question to our DAC6/MDRs, CRS or FATCA experts, please click on the product name in the column to the left, which will guide you to a form for submission of your specific question. We will review the question and reply with a price quote for answering it. If you elect to move forward at that price, you will be sent to the payment page, make the payment and receive the answer in your email inbox within 48 hours.

  • A CRS Compliance Program for Fiduciaries (Bahamian Edition)

    The Bahamian Ministry of Finance mandates that Bahamian Financial Institutions (FIs) develop written policies and procedures for CRS due diligence and reporting obligations . Pursuant to the requirements in the Bahamian CRS legislation and other sources of applicable guidance, this document sets out a CRS Compliance Program for fiduciaries connected to Bahamian private wealth management structures.  It is, however, readily adaptable to other jurisdictions and types of FIs.

    USD 1,600.00
  • A CRS Compliance Program for Fiduciaries (Bermudian Edition)

    The Bermudian Ministry of Finance mandates that Bermudian Financial Institutions (FIs) develop policies and procedures for CRS due diligence and reporting obligations. Pursuant to the requirements in the Bermudian CRS legislation and other sources of applicable guidance, this document sets out a CRS Compliance Program for fiduciaries connected to Bermudian private wealth management structures. It is, however, readily adaptable to other jurisdictions and types of FIs.

    USD 1,200.00
  • A CRS Compliance Program for Fiduciaries (BVI Edition)

    The International Tax Authority (ITA) of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) mandates that BVI Reporting Financial Institutions (FIs) and trustees of BVI Trustee-documented Trusts must adopt written policies and procedures for their CRS Compliance Program. Pursuant to the requirements in the BVI CRS legislation and other sources of applicable guidance, this document sets out a CRS Compliance Program for fiduciaries connected to BVI private wealth management structures.  It is, however, readily adaptable to other jurisdictions and types of FIs.

    USD 2,500.00
  • A CRS Compliance Program for Fiduciaries (Cayman Edition)

    Updated to include Cayman CRS Compliance Form requirements

    Pursuant to the requirements in the Cayman CRS legislation and other sources of applicable guidance, this document sets out a CRS Compliance Program for fiduciaries managing Cayman private wealth management structures. It is, however, readily adaptable to other jurisdictions and types of FIs.

    USD 2,950.00
  • A CRS Compliance Program for Fiduciaries (Singaporean Edition)

    The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) directs all Singaporean Financial Institutions (SGFIs), including trustees on behalf of SGFI trusts, to implement a robust compliance program supported by policies and procedures that ensure full compliance with CRS in Singapore. Non-compliance with CRS obligations is an offence under section 105M(1) of the Income Tax Act, which may lead to fines and/or imprisonment. Pursuant to the requirements in the Singaporean CRS legislation and other sources of applicable guidance, this document sets out a CRS Compliance Program for fiduciaries connected to Singaporean private wealth management structures. It is, however, readily adaptable to other jurisdictions and types of FIs.

    USD 2,000.00
  • A CRS Compliance Program for Fiduciaries (Swiss Edition)

    With the Federal Tax Authority launching its CRS-specific audits for Swiss Financial Institutions (FIs), many Swiss trustees, Single Family Offices and other fiduciaries will need to  enhance and further document their compliance programs. Pursuant to the requirements in the Swiss CRS legislation and other sources of applicable guidance (all reviewed in the original German), this document sets out a CRS Compliance Program for fiduciaries connected to Swiss private wealth management structures. It is, however, readily adaptable to other jurisdictions and types of FIs.

    USD 2,400.00
  • CRS Reporting Information Repository

    The CRS Reporting Information Repository is an excel-based tool developed to aid fiduciaries in compiling and streamlining their collection of CRS (and FATCA) information. The Repository ensures that all the information necessary for CRS Reporting for multiple entity types across multiple jurisdictions is assembled in a user-friendly format. While designed to service the CRS reporting needs of fiduciaries of most private wealth planning structures, the tool remains adaptable to the interests or idiosyncrasies of your own unique operations.

  • 1 Year Blog Subscription – Full Access to Peter Cotorceanu’s G&TCA blogs

    Peter’s blogs are the most practical, detailed, and respected blogs on CRS and FATCA for the fiduciary industry worldwide. They are not your typical blogs. They provide in-depth analysis of key issues affecting trust companies, trusts and other private-client structures. You will have access to all of Peter’s blogs, both past and future. Peter has committed to publishing a minimum of 20 blogs a year. At USD 299 for an annual subscription to these blogs, each blog will cost less than USD 15. If you’ve read any of Peter’s past blogs, you know that they are well worth the money.

FATCA

Compliance Programs and Materials

DAC6/MDRs

Guidance and Materials

  • Question Submission

    In order to submit a specific question to our DAC6/MDRs, CRS or FATCA experts, please click on the product name in the column to the left, which will guide you to a form for submission of your specific question. We will review the question and reply with a price quote for answering it. If you elect to move forward at that price, you will be sent to the payment page, make the payment and receive the answer in your email inbox within 48 hours.

  • DAC6 Guide for Fiduciaries

    The General Store DAC6 Guide for Fiduciaries helps trustees and other fiduciaries navigate the compliance landscape of DAC6, clarifying the basic principles of DAC6 as relates to common activities within the private wealth management industry, while also identifying outlying aspects of DAC6 that might capture more exotic types of transactions, and closing with detailed instructions for preparing and submitting DAC6 reports.

    The objective of The General Store DAC6 Guide for Fiduciaries is to steer the User through key sections of DAC6 analysis step-by-step, addressing each of the following themes critical for the DAC6 compliance of fiduciaries:

    • The reasons and means by which the DAC6 regime classifies fiduciaries as DAC6 Intermediaries or excludes them from the definition;
    • The types of cross-border financial transactions and other common fiduciary activities which tend to qualify as Reportable Cross-border Arrangements (RCBAs) and thus necessitate DAC6 reporting and why;
    • The reporting consequences and other compliance duties stemming from classification an as Intermediary party involved in reportable transactions; and
    • The content and mechanisms of DAC6 reporting

    Fulfilling dual purposes, the document provides Users with (i) a blueprint for their anticipated compliance activities in general and (ii) a practical tool for determining the specific consequences deriving from any single Arrangement.

    USD 1,800.00
  • DAC6 Template Notification Letters

    This set of three DAC6 Template Notification Letters–

    1. Legal Professional Privilege (LPP) to Other Intermediaries Notification Template
    2. Legal Professional Privilege (LPP) to Relevant Taxpayers Notification Template
    3. Non-EU Intermediary Notification Template

    covers typical situations in which a fiduciary cannot submit a DAC6 report. In these situations, the fiduciary‘s disclosure is either barred by Legal Professional Privilege or the fiduciary is not located in an EU jurisdiction and thus not eligible to file a report. As such, the fiduciary is obliged under law (or elects as a client service) to inform other parties to the transaction about the potential DAC6 consequences for them.

  • DAC6 Technical Flowcharts

    The General Store DAC6 Technical Flowcharts guide the User through key sections of DAC6 analysis step-by-step, addressing the themes critical for DAC6 compliance. By assessing each Arrangement and the parties to it, the User of the DAC6 Technical Flowcharts can determine (i) whether an Arrangement qualifies as a Reportable Cross-Border Arrangement and, if so, (ii) the User’s own obligation (or the User’s client’s obligation) to disclose it. These General Store DAC6 Technical Flowcharts are critical tools for fiduciaries, financial advisors, lawyers, accountants and other potential Intermediaries to diagnose their compliance duties under DAC6.

  • DAC6 Package for Fiduciaries

    The package includes The General Store DAC6 Guide for Fiduciaries, along with The General Store DAC6 Template Notification Letters for its appendices.

    USD 2,000.00

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