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22 Oct 2018
As part of the British Virgin Islands' ("BVI") ongoing commitment to international tax transparency pursuant to the Common Reporting Standard, the BVI Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) Act, 2003 has been amended by the BVI Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the "Amendment Act"). The Amendment Act came into force on 18 September 2018 save for the parts relating to country-by-country reporting which were deemed to have come into force on 1 January 2018.
30 May 2018
Pursuant to an industry advisory dated 29 May 2018, the Department for International Tax Cooperation has made announcements with respect to the availability of the AEOI Portal over the coming months and with respect to a soft extension for completion of filing requirements.
16 May 2018
This update serves to advise our BVI clients of upcoming important filing deadlines as well as procedures for submission of information to the relevant authorities with regard to audited accounts, fund annual returns, record keeping, register of directors and AEOI.
10 May 2018
Further to our previous updates, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (the "DITC") issued an advisory dated 4 May 2018 announcing that the Country-by-Country Reporting Portal is now available for Multinational Enterprise Groups to conduct their notification obligations to the DITC under the CbCR Regulations.
9 Apr 2018
Further to our previous updates, the Department for International Tax Cooperation, on 29 March 2018, released Guidance on the Country-by-Country Reporting requirements of entities that are resident in the Cayman Islands.
The Guidance sets out the Notification and / or Reporting requirements of Constituent Entities of an MNE Group. It also addresses a number of technical issues.
This update is not exhaustive and its purpose is primarily for prompting consideration as to the applicability of the CbCR rules to Cayman Islands entities and the steps that will need to be taken by Constituent Entities.