common reporting standard
The privacy risks of cross border investing
What can unite the UK and Russia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar and Pakistan and India? The answer, as all nerds know, is not football but tax, specifically the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), according to Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth partner Alex Ruffel and solicitor Luke Micallef-Trigona.
Undeclared offshore interests face 200% penalties
The UK tax office is planning to introduce hefty new penalties of up to 200% on taxpayers with undeclared offshore investments, prompting calls from the Association of Taxation Technicians for people to get their affairs sorted sooner rather than later.