In this Issue:-
Funds - An Alternative to NRDS Ireland – A Key Location for Russian Structured Finance Deals FUNDS - AN ALTERNATIVE TO NRDS
Prior to the enactment of the Finance Act 2010, Irish regulated funds were required to deduct exit tax when making a payment to an investor unless the funds were in possession of a declaration by the investor to the effect that the investor is either not resident or ordinarily resident in Ireland for tax purposes (non-resident declarations or "NRDs") or is an exempt Irish investor. However as the vast majority of Irish domiciled funds in the international funds sector are distributed solely to non-Irish residents, it was considered that those requirements presented a disproportionate administrative burden on industry. Consequently the Finance Act 2010 introduced new measures that permit the above exemption in respect of non-resident investors to apply where appropriate equivalent measures are put in place by the fund to ensure that the investor is not resident in Ireland.
As the requirement for Irish funds to include the NRD was seen as administratively burdensome, the application and introduction of the waiver is a welcome development and follows extensive engagement with the Department of Finance and Revenue Commissioners by the Irish Funds Industry...