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British Virgin Islands Economic Substance Requirements For Legal Entities - Overview
On 28 December 2018, the British Virgin Islands published The Economic Substance Act, 2018 which came into effect on 1 January 2019 and was further amended on 30 January 2019 (the "Economic Substance Act").
British Virgin Islands
15 May 2019
BVI Country-By-Country Reporting Guidance Released And Updated CRS Guidance Notes
Further to our previous updates, the BVI ITA, on 19 February 2019, published guidance notes on the CbCR requirements of entities that are resident in the BVI and updated guidance notes on the OECD's CRS.
British Virgin Islands
8 Mar 2019
Expanding Use Of Segregated Portfolio Companies In The BVI
In line with its commitment to provide flexible and innovative legal structures for cross border trading and investment activity, the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") ...
British Virgin Islands
14 Dec 2018
BVI & Cayman Islands Sanctions – Additional Reporting Obligations
Sanctions Orders are extended by Statutory Instrument to the British Overseas Territories, including the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands,
13 Nov 2018
BVI AEOI Update And Introduction Of Country-By-Country Reporting
As part of the British Virgin Islands' ("BVI") ongoing commitment to international tax transparency pursuant to the Common Reporting Standard ("CRS")
British Virgin Islands
24 Oct 2018
BVI Companies: Urgent Action Required To Avoid Potential Strike Off
As previously advised, all companies existing before 1 April 2016 (each an "Existing Company") were required to file particulars of their current directors with the Registrar of Corporate Affairs (the "Registrar").
Cayman Islands
28 Sep 2018
Alternative Investment Funds Guide 2018
The SIBA, 2010, as amended ("SIBA") and its subsidiary legislation, including the Securities and Investment Business Regulations, 2015, provides for the regulation of open-ended mutual funds, among other matters.
British Virgin Islands
17 Jul 2018
BVI Micro Business Companies Act Comes Into Force
The British Virgin Islands is a well-established jurisdiction of choice for international businesses, and has long provided innovative legal structures for cross border trading and investment activity.
British Virgin Islands
6 Jun 2018
Cayman AEOI Portal Availability And Soft Extension To Reporting Deadline
Pursuant to an industry advisory dated 29 May 2018, the DITC has made announcements with respect to the availability of the AEOI Portal over the coming months and with respect to...
Cayman Islands
31 May 2018
Initial Public Offerings 2018: British Virgin Islands
In this chapter we will focus on the popularity of BVI companies as listing vehicles on international stock exchanges, including the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange...
British Virgin Islands
29 May 2018
BVI Regulatory Obligations And Filing Deadlines 2018
Pursuant to the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 and the Mutual Funds Regulations, 2010, all BVI private, professional and public funds and all BVI investment business licence holders...
British Virgin Islands
17 May 2018
Cayman Islands AEOI Update – March 2018
The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation ("DITC") has issued an advisory dated 20 March 2018 (the "Advisory") making certain announcements with respect to FATCA and CRS compliance...
Cayman Islands
28 Mar 2018
Mergers & Acquisitions Guide 2018: BVI
The primary sources of regulation of M&A in the British Virgin Islands are the Business Companies Act, 2004 (the "Companies Act") and common law.
British Virgin Islands
20 Mar 2018
BVIFARS Reopened And Updated CRS Reportable Jurisdictions List Published
The BVI International Tax Authority ("ITA") has confirmed that the British Virgin Islands Financial Account Reporting System ("BVIFARS") has now been reopened following closures due to hurricanes Irma and Maria and is accepting both Common Reporting Standard ("CRS") and US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") filings
British Virgin Islands
22 Feb 2018
Cayman CRS: Updated Lists Of Participating And Reportable Jurisdictions
The Advisory also includes a reminder to CFIs that the deadline for filing FATCA and CRS returns and declarations with respect to the 2017 calendar year is 31 May 2018.
Cayman Islands
19 Feb 2018
Cayman Islands Revises Aspects Of The Beneficial Ownership Register Regime
Recently passed legislation has made some important revisions to the Cayman Islands beneficial ownership register regime that first came into force on 1 July 2017.
Cayman Islands
14 Dec 2017
Cayman Islands & BVI AEOI Update: Q4 2017
Any RFI which had preexisting accounts as at 31 December 2015 is under an obligation to conduct due diligence on those preexisting accounts
Cayman Islands
6 Dec 2017
Cayman AEOI Update: Portal Backlog Advisory
Following the closure of its AEOI Portal, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation has issued an advisory dated 13 September 2017, ...
Cayman Islands
18 Sep 2017
Cayman AEOI Update: Portal Closure Date
Pursuant to an industry advisory dated 30 August 2017, as expanded by the AEOI News and Updates publication on its website, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation has announced that the AEOI Portal will remain open until 4:00pm on 13 September 2017 to accept late registrations, variations, reporting and filing declarations.
Cayman Islands
1 Sep 2017
BVI AEOI Update: CRS Reporting Deadline Further Extended
As a result of a tropical wave that affected the territory of the British Virgin Islands last week, the Government of the BVI has now announced that the deadline for the submission of CRS reports...
British Virgin Islands
16 Aug 2017
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