Companies are often required to comply with regulations that restrict ownership to specific geographic locations or that require them to monitor investor ownership changes. In many instances, these regulations have tax implications. This can present an ongoing headache if the required information is not readily available through provincial and SEC filings.  

AST’s regulatory tax compliance services offer solutions to help companies identify their holders, including countries of citizenship. To prove the domiciliation of assets, meet SEC reporting requirements, and avoid any ensuing negative publicity, we offer the following:

  • Foreign private issuer status analysis
  • Jones Act compliance analysis
  • Geographic ownership studies