FOI release: financial services in BVI
Financial services in British Virgin Islands.
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FOI 0907-15 releases information on ministerial level meetings with members of the BVI government since 2013 where beneficial ownership has been included on the agenda. With regard to BVI and corruption and tax evasion, the response suggests Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) might be able to provide such information. It gives a link to the National Crime Agency’s National Strategic Assessment that covers the Overseas Territories and adds that the BVI has signed 27 bilateral Tax Information Exchange Agreements, has had the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance on Tax Matters extended to it and is an early adopter of the Common Reporting Standard, which will allow for automatic exchange of tax information from 2017. BVI has also implemented the EU Savings Tax Directive which allows for exchange of tax information
Published: 14 November 2015