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The Investment Migration Council Takes Action Towards OECD's Document

Added: (Mon Feb 26 2018)

Pressbox (Press Release) - The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has issued a consultation document entitled: 'Preventing Abuse of Residence by Investment Schemes to Circumvent the Common Reporting Standard (CRS)

The OECD is looking into the CBI/RBI industry as part of its CRS loophole strategy and the IMC needs your feedback to formally respond.
The consultation document:
(1) Assesses how these schemes can be exploited in an attempt to circumvent the CRS;
(2) Identifies the types of schemes that present a high risk of abuse;
(3) Reminds stakeholders of the importance of correctly applying relevant CRS due diligence procedures in order to help prevent such abuse; and
(4) Explains the next steps the OECD will undertake to further address the issue, assisted by public input.

The OECD is considering a range of additional approaches to prevent the abuse of CBI/RBI schemes.

This may include both tax compliance and policy related measures and will take into account the possible role of all stakeholders involved, including the jurisdictions offering these schemes, the tax administrations of jurisdictions participating in the CRS, financial institutions subject to CRS reporting, the intermediaries promoting the schemes and taxpayers.

Public input is sought both to obtain further evidence on the misuse of CBI/RBI schemes and on effective ways for preventing such abuse. Such input will be taken into account in determining the next steps that will be taken.

About the IMC
The Investment Migration Council (IMC) is the worldwide association for professionals dealing with investor immigration and citizenship-by-investment, bringing together the leading stakeholders in the field and giving the industry a voice. The IMC sets the standards on a global level and interacts with other professional associations, governments and international organizations in relation to investment migration. The IMC helps to improve public understanding of the issues faced by clients and governments in this area and promotes education and high professional standards among its members.

For media questions or requests for interviews with any board and advisory committee members, please contact the Media Relations Team at media@investmentmigration.org

Submitted by:Patricia Cassola
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