IHS Markit Compliance Series - The CRS Edition
IHS Markit is presenting the Compliance Series in Singapore on April 26-July 13, 2018.
The series consists of a four part CRS certification training by IHS Markit which aims to help financial services personnel prepare, interpret, and operationalize requirements in implementing the standard. A half day CRS masterclass will also be provided for senior leaders seeking to understand CRS governance and tax operations functions.
The course is IBF approved and attendees will earn up to 16 CPE points upon completion of the four part series. 4 CPE points allocated per module. 4 hours will be awarded for the master class.
Who should attend
Modules (i) – (iv) are best suited for individuals in operations, front office, relationship manager, compliance and legal teams.
Masterclass (module v) is best suited for senior management and function owners needing a high-level overview of requirement for governance.
What is CRS
The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is a reporting standard for the automatic exchange of information (AEOI), implemented by over 100 jurisdictions. The objective is to enhance tax transparency to detect and deter tax evasion through the use of offshore bank accounts. CRS is applicable to many financial institutions resident in Singapore, included but not limited to banks, brokers, distributors, funds, trusts, insurance companies.
AEOI reporting (4hrs)
Data requirements and submitting reports
- Customer static data requirements
- Financial data requirements
- The Singapore XML Schema
- Lessons learned from early adopter reporting
Remediation of preexisting customers (4hrs)
Determining the tax residency of existing customers
- Customer account aggregation requirements
- High Value Individual customer requirements
- Lower Value individual customer requirements
- Entity customer requirements
- Special Cases: sole proprietorships, joint accounts, closed accounts and estate accounts
- Customer outreach requirements
Data requirements and submitting reports (4hrs)
New customer requirements and CRS self-certification
- New customer requirements
- Validating the CRS form
- What is the “reasonableness test” and how far do we need to go?
- Special Cases: multiple tax residency, tax nomad
Change in circumstance monitoring (4hrs)
Monitoring for customer changes in circumstances and associated operational challenges
- Change in circumstance requirements
- Customer outreach and classification requirements
- Systems capabilities for monitoring changes
- Case studies
CRS Masterclass (4 hrs)
High-level overview for governance and oversight over CRS implementation
- What is CRS and why are we implementing it?
- Customer due diligence requirements
- Annual reporting requirements
- CRS operational challenges and risks
- Penalties of non-compliance