BVI Beneficial Ownership - Economic Substance Reporting Regime

The Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System (Amendment) (No.2) Act, 2021 (“Amendment Act”) was gazetted in the BVI on 31 December 2021 and came into force on 1 January 2022. The Amendment Act amends the BVI’s Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System Act 2017 (“BOSS Act”).

The BOSS Act is the BVI’s key legislation relating to the confidential reporting of beneficial ownership (“BO”) information to regulators. Since the BOSS Act’s implementation in 2017, it has also come to include economic substance (“ES”) information reporting in connection with the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act 2018 (the “ESA”). The BOSS Act also covers the circumstances in which BO and ES information may also be spontaneously exchanged with overseas competent authorities under the OECD substantial activities standard and related guidance (“OECD Guidance”).

 

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