Wishing You a Wonderful 2017

Season’s greetings to all our clients and partners and best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous new year 2017.

The theme of our New Year’s card this year is “Auld Lang Syne”. It is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world, its traditional use being to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight.

Coincidentally, today is Burns Day, marking the birthday of the poet and hence perfect timing!


Towards harmonisation between FATCA and CRS reporting schema

On the 9th and 10th of June, the 28th Annual Forum on International Tax Withholding & Information Reporting (aka the Executive Enterprise Institute or EEI Conference), took place in New York. This year’s EEI Conference consisted of eleven panels, ranging across the multiple U.S. withholding and reporting regimes as well as targeting updates on the Department of Justice’s investigations into an array of tax-related activities. Panelists included representatives from industry, professional tax advisors and software vendors as well as IRS officials.