New Zealand’s central bank is well advanced in its first major investigations into anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance failures, as it ramps up its financial crime compliance enforcement presence.

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When the ATO’s Top 1,000 Tax Performance Program (under which Streamlined Assurance Reviews (SARs) are conducted) comes to an end in December, the Top 1,000 Combined Assurance Review (CAR program) will begin – combining both income tax and GST reviews for the Top 1,000 taxpayers.

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Governments need to consider taking more “radical” measures to tackle financial crime threats in the wake of the FinCEN Files, even if there is a risk of “intelligence leakage”, an industry poll has found.

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Australia has revived its sclerotic anti-money laundering (AML) law reform program with the long-awaited “Phase 1.5” legislation moving through the federal Lower House.

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Australia’s long-awaited Tranche 2 anti-money laundering (AML) laws have become the victim of a departmental reshuffle, a process known in political circles as being “mogged”, according to a senior bureaucrat.

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Thomson Reuters has released its Cost of Compliance 2020: COVID-19 Update, in addition to its unparalleled 11th Regulatory Intelligence Cost of Compliance Report.

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