Client Updates

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21 Feb 2018

The BVI International Tax Authority has confirmed that the British Virgin Islands Financial Account Reporting System has now been reopened following closures due to hurricanes Irma and Maria and is accepting both Common Reporting Standard and US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act filings. The portal can be accessed from the BVIFARS government website.

The ITA also recently published an updated list of CRS Reportable Jurisdictions for the 2017 reporting year.

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20 Feb 2018

The CLOser is the Maples group's industry newsletter for the global CLO market. The Maples Global CLO Team provides Cayman Islands and Irish legal advice and CLO issuer / co-issuer and fiduciary services in the Cayman Islands, Delaware, Dublin, London and the Netherlands.

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15 Feb 2018

The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation has issued an advisory dated 1 February 2018 (the "Advisory") announcing that it has published updated lists of the CRS Participating Jurisdictions and CRS Reportable Jurisdictions. We note from the Advisory that the CRS Guidance Notes will be updated later this month to reflect the latest lists and certain other changes regarding CRS.

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12 Feb 2018

Further to the issue of the Tax Information Authority (International Tax Compliance) (Country-By-Country Reporting) Regulations, 2017 (the "CbCR Regulations") on 15 December 2017 and our previous client update, the Department for International Tax Cooperation ("DITC") has made further announcements with respect to the CbCR Regulations pursuant to an industry advisory (the "Industry Advisory") dated 2 February 2018. Key points of the Industry Advisory, including the extension of certain notification and reporting deadlines, are set out below.

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7 Feb 2018

The Irish Finance Act 2017 was signed into law by the Irish President on 25 December 2017. It introduces a number of important changes and enhancements to Irish tax law. This update summarises the main changes for Irish and international investors, companies and individuals.

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