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GGI Conference, a summary

Simon and Alun’s attendance at the GGI Geneva Group International Conference in Marrakech as new members of the association was a huge success, giving opportunities to network and engage with fellow members.
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GGI Conference Marrakech – Day 1

Simon and Alun are attending the GGI Geneva Group International Conference in Marrakech for the first time as new members of the association.
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News Release – GGI Membership

Forward Group is proud to announce that it has become a member of GGI Geneva Group International. This move enables the firm to join one of the top ten global alliances of independent professional firms.
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Beneficial Ownership policy is published

The Government of Jersey has recently confirmed its policy on registers of beneficial ownership. This policy, and the commitment within it, will form part of the package which will be provided to the EU Code of Conduct Group later this year. Jersey has been providing law enforcement and tax authorities around the world with information...
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The EU’s Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation)

The EU’s Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) recently introduced an extra criterion of ‘economic substance’ for tax-resident companies, implying that financial centres should abolish tax regimes that ‘facilitate offshore structures which attract profits without real economic activity’. The following links are a collectiong of useful information to how Jersey entities could be affected by...
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Jersey is first jurisdiction to publish ‘economic substance’ legislation

Jersey’s government has tabled legislation designed to satisfy the EU Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation)’s ‘economic substance’ test, a vital part of the European Union’s criteria for placing third countries on its blacklist of jurisdictions that do not practice ‘fair taxation’. The EU list, first published in December 2017, was divided into three sections:...
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Consultation on implementation of FATF recommendations

​The Jersey Financial Crime Strategy Group (JFCSG) – comprising representatives from the Government of Jersey, Jersey Financial Services Commission, States of Jersey Police and Jersey Customs and Immigration Service – have launched a public consultation on the implementation of the 2012 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering the Financing...
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Jersey signs New Double Taxation Agreement with the United Kingdom

​The Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, yesterday finalised a new double taxation agreement with the UK government The formal process, known as an exchange of letters, took place in London in a meeting with the Financial Secretary to HM Treasury. This new Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) replaces an existing agreement from 1952. While...
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