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KPMG Channel Islands Tax Alerts

KPMG Channel Islands Tax Alerts

Read the latest tax updates from the Channel Islands

The latest tax updates from the Channel Islands

Guernsey Budget 2020

On the 8th October 2019, the Stats of Guernsey announced their budget changes for the Year of Charge 2020

 

Crown dependencies announce next steps on beneficial ownership

The Governments of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man set out their stance on the future registers of the beneficial ownership of companies.

 

Economic Substance Requirements in Jersey

In this document, we present a descriptive summary of the key features of what is proposed under the ESL

 

Consultation on the introduction of substance requirements for certain Jersey tax resident companies

Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man have been working together to address the concerns of the EU Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) (“the COCG”) regarding economic substance.

 

Consultation on proposed substance requirements for Guernsey companies

As you will be aware from previous KPMG updates, Guernsey, Jersey, and the Isle of Man have been working together to address the EU Code of Conduct Group’s concerns about their corporate income tax regimes.

 

Autumn Budget 2017

For over 20 years, the Chancellor has delivered his plans for the UK's public finances in the Spring. Despite this, Philip Hammond announced earlier this year that he would instead deliver the Budget in the Autumn, giving MPs longer to scrutinise the Budget before the new tax year starts in April.

 

Automatic Exchange of Information Alert

The States of Guernsey has recently released Bulletin 2017/6 confirming expectations in relation to Self-Certifications of New Account Holders under the Common Reporting Standard.

 

Introduction of second 2017 Finance Bill

The Government confirmed on 13 July that a second 2017 Finance Bill will be introduced as soon as possible after Parliament’s summer recess ends on 5 September 2017.

 

UK trust register - what you need to know

Reporting obligations for trustees of certain trusts were introduced on 26th June 2017 as part of the UK’s implementation of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

 

Automatic Exchange of Information

Common Reporting Standard - Jersey announce relaxation of fines and penalties.

 

Guernsey CRS: extension of the reporting deadline

The Deputy Director of Income Tax effectively extended the CRS reporting deadline for the reportingperiod 2016 until 31 July 2017. The statutory deadline of 30 June remains unchanged.

 

Reminder: 30 May deadline for CRS notifications

Under the Guernsey CRS Regulations, any Guernsey Reporting Financial Institution which is to report an Individual Reportable Person, must notify them of the fact that the information is to be provided to the Director of Income Tax. 

 

UK Budget 2017

There are a number of areas that may be of particular interest to the financial services industries in the Channel Islands, and these are set out in this alert.

 

CRS and FATCA updates in Jersey

The Jersey regulations detailing the jurisdictions with which Jersey will be automatically exchanging information under the Common Reporting Standard have been updated

 

UK Rules on Disguised Investment Management Fees and Carried Interest

Various changes to tax rules in the UK over the last three years are set to impact the investment fund community, and particularly the private equity sector.

 

Extension of Due Diligence deadline for Pre-existing accounts under US and UK IGAs

The Director of the Guernsey Income Office has become aware that several Financial Institutions may not have been able to meet the 30 June 2016 deadline to review accounts under the UK and US IGAs for all Low Value accounts and Pre-existing Entity Accounts.

 

Jersey publishes its draft Country-by-Country Reporting Regulations

The Chief Minister’s Department issued a public consultation on the Introduction of Country-by-Country Reporting (“CbCR”) in January 2016. Following response to the consultation in April 2016, the Government of Jersey has now published draft regulations for purposes of implementing the CbCR for the accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016.

 

States of Guernsey Budget 2017

On Monday 3 October, the 2017 Budget report was released. Deputy St Pier said “Preparing the 2017 Budget in the context of the revenue shortfalls experienced in 2015 and 2016 has been challenging.

 

HMRC consult on a new "requirement to correct" and introduce a new worldwide disclosure facility

HMRC has announced a new consultation that takes forward their “No Safe Havens” strategy for tackling offshore tax evasion.

 

UK releases further consultation on the taxation of non-domiciled individuals and inheritance tax on UK residential property

HM Treasury has provided more detail on the likely direction of the rules including reaffirming a commitment to introduce these proposals with effect from April 2017.

 

Jersey release further practical guidance in respect of FATCA/IGA reporting

Jersey has released further practical guidance in respect of reporting under the UK and US IGA ahead of the 30 June 2016 deadline, including the option to request an extension to the reporting deadline in relation to UK IGA reports.

 

Guernsey release Bulletin 2016/16: Definition of Investment Entity for CRS purposes

The States of Guernsey has recently released Bulletin 2016/16 confirming that for CRS purposes, the IGA definition of an Investment Entity cannot be used.

 

Guernsey consultation on the introduction of Country by Country Reporting

Guernsey is committed to working with other countries and jurisdictions to reach a globally fair and modern international tax system.Guernsey is committed to working with other countries and jurisdictions to reach a globally fair and modern international tax system.

 

 

 

 

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