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Cayman DITC Portal Open for Economic Substance Filings

The Department for International Tax Cooperation (“DITC”) recently advised that an economic substance function is now available on its online portal (“DITC Portal”) for economic substance notifications and reporting to the Tax Information Authority (“TIA”). Please refer to our previous alert for guidance concerning notification and reporting obligations under the International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Act (2020 Revision) (as amended) (the “ES Act”).

Directions for Responsible Persons

If you are the “responsible person” identified in respect of entities required to report under the ES Act and are already registered to use the DITC Portal, you will able to view the entities to which you are assigned upon logging into the DITC Portal. Once logged in, secondary users may be added to the account and the required economic substance reporting information can be submitted online for each entity.

If you have not registered to use the DITC Portal, you will receive an email from the DITC ([email protected]) which will give directions as to how to register and activate your account. It may be prudent to ensure that the email and IP address ( from which the activation email will be sent, is not blocked in your system. Once the account is activated, you will be able to access assigned entities and add secondary users and submit the necessary economic substance reporting information.

No bulk uploading will be available for any of the economic substance filings for this reporting cycle although a bulk upload option for entities carrying holding company business is expected to be added later in the year.


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