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HMRC internal manual

Offshore Funds Manual

HM Revenue & Customs
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Reporting funds: application for reporting fund status: form, timing and withdrawal of the application - Regulation 54

All applications must be made in writing to HMRC, and should be addressed to -

Collective Investment Schemes Centre
1st Floor South
Concept House
5 Young Street
S1 4LB

All applications must be in English, and supporting documents (if not in English) must be accompanied by a translation into English (but see OFM21300 where ‘long’ and ‘short’ versions of prospectuses are issued to investors).

A pro-forma application form and checklist can be found on HMRC’s website. Whilst not mandatory, it is recommended that these are used to ensure that applications are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.

All application forms must be received by HMRC before the later of -

  • the end of the first period for which the application is being made for the fund to be treated as a reporting fund; and
  • the expiry of a period of 3 months beginning with the first day on which interests in the fund were made available to investors resident in the United Kingdom.

An application may be withdrawn (by the person entitled to make the application at any time:

  • during a period beginning on the day the application is made and ending on the expiry of a period of 28 days from the day on which HMRC respond or,
  • at any later time before the end of the first reporting period, if HMRC are satisfied that the fund is not in breach of the reporting fund regulations..