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ICAEW and IFAC release fifth installment of six-part AML educational series

Author: ICAEW

Published: 24 Feb 2021

This segment examines tax advice and the ways tax services may be vulnerable to money laundering.

Together with ICAEW, The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) today released the fifth installment in its Anti-Money Laundering: The Basics educational series: Installment 5: Tax Advice.

The publication is part of a 6-month short series helping accountants enhance their understanding of how money laundering works, the risks they face, and what they can do to mitigate these risks and make a positive contribution to the public interest. Installment five examines tax advice and the multiple ways in which tax services may be vulnerable to money laundering.

The installment series, with its focus on accessibility and ease of use, will be a resource for Small and Medium Practices (SMPs,) and accountants less familiar with AML, while also providing guidance for those looking for a quick refresher or reference.

Anti-Money Laundering: The Basics is featured on both the IFAC (landing page) and ICAEW websites and available for download for free. To be globally relevant, the series uses the risk-based approach of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog -- as a starting point.

For more information about IFAC, visit ifac.org

For more information about ICAEW, visit icaew.com

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