Trust and Company Service Providers

Trust and Company Service Providers

Firstly, Trust and Company Service Providers are also known as TCSP is anyone or company in short that provides the following services:

  1. The formation of companies and/or other corporate bodies
  2. Someone who acts in a Director or Secretary of a company which is under an agreement or arrangement with a person other than the company.
  3. Facilitating another person to act as a Director or Secretary of a company.
  4. Arranging or acting as a partner of a partnership for a person.
  5. Supplying a registered office, a registered business address, administrative address or correspondence. And/or any other services that may be related to a corporate body or partnership.
  6. Facilitating the arrangement for another person to act as a trustee of a trust.
  7. Providing the vehicle for another person to act as a nominee shareholder for a person apart from a company whose securities are listed on a regulated market.

It’s worth noting that not all tcsp services fall under the remit or review of the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Unit or AMCLU for short. There are certain exceptions that a tcsp does not include. Things such as the following:

  1. A registered member of a designated accountancy body.
  2. Solicitor or barrister.
  3. Financial or credit institution.

The Exceptions in more detail

Designated Accountancy Body Member

Should the company have beneficial owners/directors that are registered members of an accountancy body. This has the potential to be under the remit of the AMCLU. This is simply for authorisation and monitoring purposes. There is already a memorandum of understanding in place between the AMCLU and 8 Accountancy Bodies. In this memorandum of understanding, it clearly sets out different scenarios that may arise and if it falls under the remit of the AMCLU to arrange for Authorisation or regulated by the relevant accountancy body.

Solicitor or Barrister

In the event that a solicitor or barrister incorporates a company to carry out TCSP activity. For anti-money laundering purposes, the company will be authorised and monitored by AMCLU.

What you have to do:

To do exercises of a TCSP you should be approved by the State Competent Authority when you are not observed by another supervisory body for example National Bank. An authorisation is substantial for a time of 3 years from the date of authorisation.

To acquire authorisation or restore a current authorisation you should finish and submit:

  • An application structure.
  • A ‘fit and legitimate’ structure for each valuable proprietor and every chief joined by substantial photographic ID as identification. Or driving permit and verification of location as a service charge/bank articulation/government record.
  • A finished Garda Vetting structure for people inhabitant in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
  • A Police Certificate for people inhabitant abroad.
  • An instalment in the measure of €130.
  • Against Money Laundering Policies and Procedures.

All applications must be joined by:

Notice and Articles of Association/Constitution.

Enlistment of exchanging name.

If the Authorisation is being restored this documentation (Memorandum and Articles of Association) is possibly required on the off chance that it has changed since the past application.

Note that the disappointment of an ‘assigned individual’ to consent to the commitments contained in the Act is an offence and an individual whenever indicted is obligated to a fine or detainment or both.

If you don’t mind Note:

  • On the off chance that there are any adjustments in your conditions as an approved TCSP (for example change of location, change of Director, change of Beneficial Owner). You should inform the State Competent Authority of the change.
  • In regard of an underlying authorisation or a reestablished authorisation the State Competent Authority may:
  • renounce or deny authorisation.
  • force conditions on an authorisation.
  • change an authorisation.
  • serve a heading on the holder of an authorisation.
  • An application for the reestablishment of authorisation must be gotten by the State Competent Authority no under 10 weeks before the recharging date.

The holder of the authorisation may make an intrigue, in case of any of the abovementioned, which will be alluded to an Appeal Tribunal.

Should you have any learning, doubt or sensible reason for doubt, based on data got through business exercises, that someone else is occupied with tax evasion or psychological militant financing. You are required to report your insight or doubts to an Garda Síochána and the Revenue Commissioners utilizing a ‘Suspicious Transaction Report’ (STR) structure.

Where you do present an STR structure. You should take note of that it is an offence to make any exposure that is probably going to preference an examination’ to anybody, other than A Garda Síochána and the Revenue Commissioners’.

  • Subtleties of disavowals of authorisations or headings in regard of authorisations will be distributed in Iris Oifigiúil.
  • A rundown of people holding authorisations will be distributed in Iris Oifigiúil in any event once every year.

Finally, to discuss Trust and Company Service Providers further. Contact us today on or call 01-6753140. For more updates don’t forget to follow us on LinkedIn.