In 2014, the U.S. enacted FATCA (The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) requiring foreign banks to report on the accounts of U.S. residents. Not to let a good regulatory idea pass it by, Russia subsequently passed its own FATCA, requiring foreign bank disclosure of information on Russian tax residents. Then, last spring, Russia committed to the automated exchange of banking information with OECD countries. This means that, effective in 2018, Russia will be able to automatically get information on the bank accounts of tax residents from over 100 countries.
In response to our members' interests in hearing about FATCA, the automated exchange system, and other such financial issues of concern to U.S. citizens in Russia, this month's informal meeting will bring Veronika Korotchenko, an Ernst & Young Advisory Manager focusing on financial services to discuss FATCA compliance, particularly as it relates to American citizens living abroad.
Veronika Korotchenko has more than 16 years of project management experience in the financial sector, including 6 years as a head of various business support/compliance/control divisions at a Russian top-15 bank and 10 years of legal and business consulting experience at top-5 international law firms and big-4 companies. Veronika manages large transformational projects for various banks in the CIS, including a number of projects for FATCA implementation in major Russian banks.
Join us for this informative discussion, as well as some some enjoyable conversation and pizza with fellow Democrats in Russia. It is not necessary to order food in order to attend.
Note that this meeting is limited to Democrats Abroad Russia members and their invited guests. No press are invited.
Please RSVP to attend.
Pushkinskaya Ploshad 2
(in the Kinotheater Rossiya building)
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