On 4 October, Dmitry Chistov, Head of Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF), presented in Kiev at a meeting on the implementation of FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) in Ukraine.
He talked about comparable experiences in other CIS countries, including Kazakhstan, where actual steps have already been taken. Dmitry noted in particular that KPMG is advising the Kazakh government on FATCA implementation. Dmitry also answered numerous questions from the participants concerning both the content of the law and the specifics governing how it is implemented at state level and in financial institutions. The meeting was held within the context of instructions being issued by the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Sergei Arbuzov, regarding the preparation and submission to the Cabinet of Ministers a draft FATCA implementation plan.
The representatives of relevant Ukrainian ministries and authorities participated in the meeting. KPMG in Ukraine was represented at the event by Yuliana Revyuk, Manager, Tax & Legal. This impressive success at the high-level event will strongly improve KPMG's position on FATCA advisory market in Ukraine.