Published on 13 Mar 09
by NATIONAL DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 has already had a significant impact on financial institutions, requiring significant changes to procedures and software systems. The second tranche of designated services will affect everyday services provided by accountants, lawyers and other professional advisers and as a result draw them into the operation of the Act. Complying with the obligations relating to the provision of designated services will result in significant additional obligations which need to be addressed early to minimise the impact. This paper covers:
- the gateway – what are designated services?
- the obligations: client identification; adoption of an appropriate system by the professional adviser; ongoing client due diligence; ongoing record keeping; and reporting obligations
- the sanctions
- the practical impact on your practice.
David Williams, CTA (Life) is a Strategic Adviser in relation to taxation matters operating principally in Sydney. He has been involved in taxation, death duty and estate planning matters for over 45 years, the last 15 as a sole practitioner and prior to that as a partner at an international law firm. He drafted his first will in 1968 and his most recent last week with quite a few in between. During that time he has written and presented extensively on a wide range of subject matter. David was the President of The Tax Institute in 2010.
- Current at
19 September 2018