The FIU is the primary institution for the collection of financial intelligence and information and the analysis, dissemination, and exchange of such financial intelligence this will also include information among law enforcement authorities, financial institution and listed businesses
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What does the FIU do?
1.Acts as an autonomous independent body to serve as a national centre for the collection, analysis and dissemination of financial intelligence and information.
2.The FIU functions as a specialised intelligence agency for the receipt and analysis of STRs/SARs) and the dissemination of financial intelligence and information.
3.FIU acts as a Supervisor to monitor specified Supervised Entities and enforce compliance of AML/CFT (AML/CFT) obligations.
4.The FIU does not engage in investigative action, which is conducted by the Law Enforcement Authorities (LEAs).
The Author is an attorney at law based in Trinidad. She specializes in Anti Money Laundering and Financial Crimes. She is also an Internationally Certified Fraud and Risk Management Professional.
Congratulations on registering your limited liability company. Please be gently reminded that there a few post-registration considerations such as tax compliance, AML/CFT/FIU compliance for listed businesses and the filing of annual returns with the Companies Registrar every year.
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An Annual Return is critical to a company since this document presents a correct, updated reflection of the company’s state of affairs. This documents presents an up to date snapshot of all directors and officers of the company, share capital as well as company debts. Once this document is filed at the Companies Registry, this information will be registered with the Registrar. When conducting company business, banks and other stakeholders will request the most recent Annual Returns. From this document all present company officers and company debts can be discerned.
When should a Company file an Annual Return?
The law states that a company should file an Annual Return no later than 30 days after each anniversary date of its continuance, incorporation or amalgamation at the Companies Registrar.
What happens if a company fails or refuses to file an Annual Return?
Where a Company fails or refuses to file a document with the Registrar within the time specified in the Act, the Registrar shall be entitled to collect from that Company a penalty of one hundred dollars ($300.00) for every month or part thereof.
The Companies Act of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago requires companies to file an Annual Return every year even if the company has not been trading. In accordance with Section 194 (1) of the Companies Act of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, each company must file an Annual Return no later than thirty (30) days after each anniversary date of incorporation in the applicable form. At any point, the officers of the company can change directors, corporate secretaries, issue shares or acquire loans and these changes must be captured in the Registrar’s records of the company.
The following must be updated in the Annual Returns:
(a)Name of the Company
(b)The Registered Office of Company
(c) The Anniversary date of the Company
(d) Share Capital
(e)Authorized Share Capital
(f) Details of the persons holdings shares in the company
(g) The Total amount of indebtedness of the company (loans, mortgages, charges)
(h) Updated details of all directors of the company
(i) Updated details of corporate secretaries
(j) Signature of the corporate secretary or the director
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The content herein is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney at law to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A.Sydney is an attorney at law by profession in Trinidad and Tobago. She specializes in AML/CFT/FIU Compliance, Taxation and provides Corporate Secretarial Services. Kindly explore the website for her portfolio of companies: http://asydneygroup.com .
In order to dissolve a limited liability company in Trinidad and Tobago, an application must be filed requesting that the company be struck off the Register of Companies. The name of the registered company, the registration number, incorporation date must be included. A detailed explanation must also be given to justify the request.
Within 6 months’ notice will be given in the Gazette of your request to be de-registered. At this juncture, persons with an interest in your company may come forward.
The author is an attorney at law in Trinidad and Tobago. She specializes in Corporate Law and Financial Crimes. She is a certified Corporate Trainer, Anti Money Laundering Expert and Fraud Risk Manager.
Planning to make a plans. What a life!I agree that goals are important , and yes I believe in the law of attraction . But do our plans turn out the way that we expected? Life can be messy . Relationships end,children leave the nest and sometimes our love is not reciprocated.
Enjoy the mess. Dance when your world is falling apart. Keep your head up. Stand in the rain . Don’t you give up on your dreams.
When you lose control of the ship,the anchor holds. You will be grounded and you will be on land soon.
The author is an attorney at law in Trinidad. She specialises in AML CFT Compliance .
Saturday morning cartoons make me feel alive.I prepared pancakes, sausages and eggs for breakfast and I watched cartoons from the 90s.
In the evening time,I watched an episode of Johnny Bravo,where a series of unfortunate things happened to him as he lusted after yet another woman. It could have been a heat flash,but Dionne Warwick appeared in a vision to him. She warned Johnny that his failure to believe in himself and his ability to successfully pursue the woman was the cause of his perceived bad luck.
It’s amazing where you can find inspiration. In a cartoon ,a movie,a child . Just think of it as the universe’s way of speaking to you.
Believe in yourself.Believe in your dreams.Believe in your ability to execute the project. Never give up.Trust the process.
Do not let your own doubt cause you to experience bad luck.Just believe.
The author is an attorney at law based in Trinidad, she specialises in Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism.