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On 17 January 2013, the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released for publication in the Federal Register final regulations for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
Sensing an opportunity with the transposition of the AIFMD into national law in July 2013, Luxembourg has had the foresight to build added-value into the legislation by introducing favourable measures for the establishment of fund raising vehicles.
KPMG Luxembourg has performed an analysis of the Luxembourg banking market based on statistical and annual accounts data of a selection of Luxembourg banks, and complemented by views of senior bankers.
The participation exemption is one of the most important features of the Luxembourg tax system. It provides a 100% exemption on dividends and capital gains which stem from equity investments. The brochure explains the rules in detail.
KPMG is pleased to present its updated sixth edition of the Luxembourg Regulated Investment Vehicles brochure, incorporating the recent changes in the legal and regulatory environment.
The AIFMD will have a significant re-shaping effect on the alternative investment fund industry in Europe and beyond.
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"Mainstream funds have already made a big effort in understanding the implications of the new FATCA provisions for their business and the industry’s lobbying activities by EFAMA and ALFI have been very positively received. However, much work still needs to be done. Alternative investment structures are also in the loop and will have to come up to speed and embrace the full complexity of this regulation. Full compliance with the FATCA rules for 2013 is a challenge that cannot be postponed any longer. As FATCA is a lot more than tax reporting, adequate project management will be key."
Under FATCA, a 30% withholding tax applies to any US payments (interest, dividend or sales proceeds) made to an investment fund unless the Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) agrees, pursuant to a disclosure compliance agreement entered into with the U.S. Treasury, to provide information with respect to each ‘financial account’ held by ‘specified U.S. persons’ and ‘U.S.-owned foreign entities.’
The term FFI may include banks, brokers, insurance and reinsurance companies and investment funds, including private equity funds, hedge funds and real estate funds, as well as certain professionals of the financial sector (PFS).
This new reporting and withholding regime presents significant challenges for FFIs in identifying US accounts and subsequently identifying and evaluating relevant payments for compliance. In order to comply with the FATCA provisions and to avoid the 30% withholding tax, the fund must enter into a disclosure agreement with the U.S. Treasury and agree to:
Complying with the FATCA rules will not only be a major compliance task to fulfill due to extended information reporting but will also influence your business strategy and the markets you serve.
The impact on the investment funds is not negligible and requires assistance of specialists.
Consult our FATCA Workshop brochure.pdf (250 KB)
Consult our FATCA Implications for funds brochure.pdf (2.18 MB)
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