Spanish tax inquiries triggered by common reporting standard
It is only “a matter of time” before an innocent international client is accidentally snared by the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), according to a European tax adviser with clients who have received tax investigation notifications.
Common Reporting Standard’s conflict with data human rights
The intrusive Common Reporting Standard will only be curbed if someone is prepared to sacrifice their own privacy in a test case to assert the right to privacy for everyone, according to a partner at British law firm Mishcon de Reya.
Offshore advisers fear new regulatory burden from HMRC
Offshore advisers have given a cautious thumbs-up to additional requirements to tell HM Revenue & Customs when they set up complex offshore schemes but have expressed concern that legitimate schemes could be targeted as well as abusive ones.