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Jersey Issues Beneficial Ownership Reporting Guide

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
18 May, 2017

Jersey's corporate regulator, the Jersey Financial Services Commission, has issued guidance explaining how beneficial ownership information relating to companies should be reported.

Since January 1, 2017, all corporate and legal entities (apart from foundations) have been required to complete a C17S form (confirmation statement) including details concerning current beneficial ownership and control by June 30, 2017. This obligation applies even if there has been no change to beneficial ownership and controller information since incorporation. The reporting of this information will allow the Companies Registry to update and verify information relating to beneficial owners and controllers of each and every corporate and legal entity on the beneficial owner and controller register.

In addition to the obligation to file a confirmation statement before June 30, 2017, the Commission has reminded entities of their ongoing obligation to notify the Companies Registry within 21 days of becoming aware of a change to beneficial ownership and control information.

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