Mandatory Disclosure Rules (MDR) services

Under the EU MDR directive, intermediaries who create or facilitate tax-aggressive arrangements that cross EU borders must disclose them to the tax authorities. Other jurisdictions are expected to adopt similar measures.

TMF Group’s worldwide network of in-country experts can easily keep you on the right side of these emerging obligations, with timely and efficient MDR monitoring, coordination, data gathering and reporting across your entire international operation. 

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What is MDR?

For many EU countries, MDR (mandatory disclosure rules) came into force during 2020. The rules apply to any company doing business in the EU (regardless of where it is headquartered) and any tax-aggressive arrangement or transaction that crosses EU borders.

Primary MDR reporting responsibilities should lie with the intermediary that creates or facilitates the tax-aggressive cross-border arrangement in question but the compliance obligation can be shifted onto their client (the taxpayer).

In turn, jurisdictions outside the EU will surely adopt their own MDR-style procedures. EU member states also retain the right to localise their implementations. This may result in a maze of complexity and substantial MDR compliance costs relating to:

Cross-border data collection and management

Coordination of numerous local intermediaries and operations outside the EU

Navigating the international patchwork of legal definitions and penalties

MDR services, regulation and reporting with TMF Group

Making sense of opaque, changeable and emerging regulatory frameworks like MDR is what we do, day in day out, for clients all over the world.

  • By continuously monitoring global and local MDR developments, we keep regulatory surprises to a minimum.
  • Our global network of experts help you identify and catalogue cross-border obligations across your entire global footprint, then assess the scale and distribution of the resources you need to become and remain compliant with MDR regulations.
  • Timely collection and efficient management of information will be critical to effective compliance. We can help you make sure your reportable information is always accurate, consistent and timely (and help you avoid over-reporting) by creating optimised information governance structures across all your intermediaries in every jurisdiction.
  • For the most complex international structures we can act as your central point of co-ordination – a trusted partner easing the administrative burden of MDR reporting for your whole business.  
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We make a complex world simple

TMF Group is a leading provider of critical administrative services, helping clients invest and operate safely around the world.

With more than 10,000 colleagues in 125 offices across 86 jurisdictions, all working to the same high standards of service and security, we provide our clients with local expertise where it is needed most. Our locations cover 92% of world GDP and 95% of FDI inflow.

We are a key part of our clients’ governance, providing the accounting, tax, payroll, fund administration and legal entity management services essential to their success. We make sure rules are followed, reputations protected and operational compliance maintained.

Our global service model and technology platform put our clients in control of their portfolio of entities and global locations. The data insights we deliver keep them on top of emerging regulation, the status of their own activity and any points of risk.

We serve corporates, financial institutions, asset managers, private equity and real estate investors, and family offices. Our clients include the majority of the Fortune Global 500, FTSE 100 and top 300 private equity firms.