Category: Tax Authority

Q&A: tax issues for private equity funds in Cayman Islands

Under current Cayman Islands law, there are no Cayman Islands taxes on income or gains of the private equity fund (PE fund) or on gains on dispositions of shares or partnership interests, and distributions made by a PE fund will not be subject to withholding tax in the Cayman Islands. ... - Continue reading

Is Tax Avoidance A Crime In The Uk?

There are financial and criminal penalties involved in tax evasion. Other instances can be civil or criminal. Generally speaking, HMRC deals with all types of fraud and evasion through civil processes. The severity of your tax evasion depends on how large a jail sentence you can expect, assuming you are charged with tax evasion. ... - Continue reading

UK: Tax Bites – June 2021

Further extension to UK Common Reporting Standard compliance rules

Regulations have been made to extend the International Tax Compliance Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/878) (the Compliance Regulations). The Compliance Regulations, among other things, require UK financial institutions to report information regarding certain non-UK account holders to HMRC for exchange under international arrangements relating to the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). ... - Continue reading

COVID-19 and tax treaties: the updated OECD guidance

The new situation has created questions about the application of the existing tax treaty rules. For example, new taxing rights over an employee’s income may arise in a jurisdiction if an employee changes work location because of the COVID-19 restrictions. ... - Continue reading