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Storm warning

04 January 2017 / Sean Wakeman
Issue: 4581 / Categories: Comment & Analysis
Tax advisers should now be taking action to warn clients of the advent of the common reporting standard.
  • The common reporting standard is a network of information exchange.
  • HMRC is likely to place the burden of proving compliance on the individual and advisers.
  • The worldwide disclosure facility offers no immunity from prosecution for tax evaders.
  • A statutory obligation to put right undeclared income or gains will be backed up by serious penalties.
  • Advisers must warn clients of their tax obligations between 30 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.
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