Cyprus has recently been criticized for its alleged involvement in financial crime activities.
Companies are depending on the countries and the industries in which they operate, as well as working together with their business partners, to assess corruption risks. However, the best way to find out how their respective business processes can be affected by corrupt practices, is the implementation of a systematic risk assessment.
Financial institutions are faced with the challenge of aligning their existing Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence processes to meet FATCA requirements. This article outlines the background and international discussions regarding tax evasion and the ongoing debate to curtail it, and seeks to touch upon the impact it will have in dealing with should be: high-risk clients in regions, which are considered high risk for tax evasion.