Continuing Professional Development webinar

6 Jul 2017

"In previous correspondence we mentioned that HMRC was in the process of developing its Gov.uk websites on the client notification. I wanted to bring these, now completed, pages to your attention which we encourage you to share with colleagues in your business or members of your trade association/representative body.

The notification itself directs readers who need to bring their tax affairs up-to-date to the Worldwide Disclosure Facility page. This has been updated to include a link to the guidance for recipients of the notification. This guidance explains why clients have received the notification and what, if any, action they should take.

The client notification landing page which went live last month now includes a guidance summary, ‚ Guide to sending the client notification letter‚ , for financial institutions and advisors. This includes links which direct users to our more detailed guidance in the International Exchange of Information Manual.

Here is a summary of the relevant websites for the client notification:

Worldwide Disclosure Facility landing page: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/worldwide-disclosure-facility-make-a-disclosure Client notification landing page: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/client-notification-income-or-assets-abroad Guidance for recipients of the client notification: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/income-or-assets-abroad-letter-about-your-uk-tax-affairs Guide to sending the client notification letter: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/client-notification-income-or-assets-abroad/notes-on-how-and-when-to-send-the-client-notification-letter Full guidance on the client notification in the HMRC manual: https://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-manuals/international-exchange-of-information/ieim600000 The regulations in full: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/899/contents/made"