Category: Corporates

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

United States: US FinCEN Proposes Expansion Of SAR Sharing Rules

The Bank Secrecy Act ("BSA"), enacted in 1970 and amended most recently by the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 ("AML Act"), was in intended to provide "appropriate frameworks for information sharing" among financial institutions, government authorities and others.2 The BSA provides for the reporting of suspicious transactions, authorizes the secretary of the Treasury (the "Secretary") to issue regulations and allows the Secretary to delegate to the director of FinCEN the authority to "take all necessary and appropriate actions to implement and administer the provisions of the [BSA]."3 ... - Continue reading

Impact of Mexico’s ‘controlling beneficiary’ rules

From 2022, taxpayers are obligated to obtain, keep and provide to the Mexican tax authorities when so requested, information of individuals who are considered to be the ‘controlling beneficiaries’ of legal entities, trusts and other legal vehicles, such as name, date of birth, gender, nationality, tax residence, tax ID number and marital status. ... - Continue reading