09 February 2016
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) is United States (“US”) tax legislation that enables the US Internal Revenue Service to identify and collect tax from US residents that invest in assets through non-US entities. If you are a US resident for tax purposes, then you should note that the Cromwell Australian Property Fund (“Fund”) is or is expected to be a ‘Foreign Financial Institution’ under FATCA and it intends to comply with its FATCA obligations, as determined by either the FATCA regulations or any inter-governmental agreement entered into by Australia and the US for the purposes of implementing FATCA. Under these obligations, the Fund will have to obtain and disclose information about certain investors to the Australian Taxation Office.
In order for the Fund to comply with its obligations, Cromwell Funds Management Limited (“CFM”) will request that you provide certain information about yourself, including your US Taxpayer Identification Number. CFM will only use such information for this purpose if it is required to do so.
Cromwell Funds Management Limited ABN 63 114 782 777 AFSL 333214 (“CFM”) has prepared this notice and is the responsible entity of, and the issuer of units in, the Cromwell Australian Property Fund ARSN 153 092 516 (“Fund”). In making an investment decision in relation to the Fund, it is important that you read the product disclosure statement dated 24 September 2013 (“PDS”). The PDS is issued by CFM and is available from www.cromwell.com.au/apf or by calling Cromwell Investor Services on 1300 276 693. Applications for units in the Fund can only be made on the application form accompanying the PDS. This notice has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making an investment decision, you should consider the PDS and assess, with or without your financial or tax adviser, whether the Fund fits your objectives, financial situation or needs. CFM and its related bodies corporate, and their associates, do not receive any remuneration or benefits for the general advice given in this notice. If you acquire units in the Fund, CFM and certain related parties may receive fees from the Fund and these fees are disclosed in the PDS.
Please note: Any investment, including an investment in the Fund, is subject to risk. If a risk eventuates, it may result in reduced distributions and/or a loss of some or all of the capital value of your investment. See the PDS for examples of key risks. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Forward-looking statements in this notice are provided as a general guide only. Capital growth, distributions and tax consequences cannot be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements and the performance of the Fund are subject to the risks and assumptions set out in the PDS.