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“The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA): Implications for Ultra-High Net-Worth Individuals and Companies Doing Business in Latin America”
Organized by the Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland (Latcam) in Cooperation with Amicorp
Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Zunfthaus zum Rüden Zürich, Limmatquai 42, ZURICH
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Professor William Byrnes, Independent Expert, International Tax Policy Robert Payne, J.D. /LL.M., Amicorp Miami
08:30 to 09:00 - Registration
09:00 to 09:10 - Welcome Statement
09:10 to 10:20 - How to Comply with and Anticipate FATCA, the Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs) and Further Trends Towards Automatic Exchange of Information Professor William Byrnes, Independent Expert on International Tax Policy, San Diego
10:30 to 11:40 - Structuring in a Compliant World for Latin America Individuals and Companies - A Guidance to Investment Advisors and Wealth Planners Robert Payne J.D. /LL.M., Trust Business Development Director, Amicorp Miami
11:40 to 12:00 Networking
ABOUT THE TOPIC
FATCA and the IGA's will impact Latin American Investors doing business in and with the US. They will face exchange of information and costs. Is this an opportunity or threat for Switzerland? And how should Latin American Investors anticipate?
FATCA is designed to oblige all foreign financial institutions worldwide to provide the US with information regarding accounts held by US persons.
• What are the implications for banks operating in Latin America and the Caribbean?
• What is being done by private banks and trust companies to prepare for the administrative tasks and costs related to FATCA and IGA's?
• How is or could it affect US-Latin American Relations?
Moreover, FATCA and the reciprocal IGA’s will result in automatic exchange of information to tax authorities in Latin America countries. Other automatic exchange trends are ongoing. It’s time to anticipate for Latin America individuals by compliant structuring of their foreign investments.
The Roundtable will clarify the FATCA regulation and what this means for financial institutions, companies and individuals in Latin America. It will discuss the do’s and don’ts with regard to compliant structuring for a number of Latin-American countries.
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