Tuesday, 2 June 2020
12pm BST | 1pm CET | 2pm Finland


Assessing the Impact on the Financial Industry

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Why This Webinar Panel Discussion?

Since Finland's announcement to be the first country to adopt the OECD’s Treaty Relief and Compliance Enhancement (TRACE) Implementation Package from 1st January 2021, there has been much excitement in the marketplace about the new regime and the opportunity it presents for financial institutions operating in global markets.

Created to standardise the procedures for providing treaty relief at source, TRACE impacts portfolio investors who may claim treaty benefits for dividends paid on Finnish shares held on nominee-registered accounts. Also functionally very similar to the US Qualified Intermediary (QI) and the Irish QI regimes, TRACE relies on the correct taxation of cross border income at source.

First steps include registration into the Register of Authorised Intermediaries (AI), which should begin on 1 July 2020. Registration will then come into force and the register will be published on 1 January 2021.

So how do banks with Finnish assets under custody position themselves for success? What can other global banks learn from this first adopter? Why should a QI consider becoming an AI within TRACE and what are the benefits?

These are some of the questions we aim to address with our expert panel who will discuss what TRACE means for custodian banks including:
👉🏼TRACE mechanism
👉🏼Documentation, withholding and reporting obligations under TRACE
👉🏼Best practices and lessons learned from dealing with the Finnish Tax Authorities
👉🏼How TRACE differs the US Qualified Intermediary regime
👉🏼KPMG’s Finnish and international tax expertise
👉🏼BearingPoint’s tax reporting solutions for TRACE

The Key Take-Aways

Documentation, withholding and reporting obligations under TRACE

Best practices and lessons learned from dealing with the Finnish Tax Authorities

How TRACE differs the US Qualified Intermediary regime

KPMG’s Finnish and international tax expertise

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The Webinar Panel

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