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Seychelles Issues Corporate Social Responsibility Tax Guide

20/1/2017

The Seychelles Revenue Commission has issued a draft public ruling to provide guidance on the definition of "turnover" for the calculation of liability to the Corporate Social Responsibility Tax.

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Irish Economy Vulnerable To US Tax Changes, Brexit

20/1/2017

A lower corporate tax rate and additional trade disputes in the US and the UK leaving the European Union will impact Irish economic growth in 2017, according to a report from financial services provider Merrion Capital.

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Tax Foundation Studies US Pass-Through Tax Reform

20/1/2017

The Tax Foundation has issued a paper saying that "there is a strong case to be made for keeping the current system of taxing pass-through businesses" in the United States.

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EFTA Issues State Aid Guidance On Tax Rulings

20/1/2017

The European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority has issued guidance designed to help public authorities and companies identify when public support measures can be granted free of state aid, including with regards to tax legislation and administrative rulings.

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Use Taxes To Redistribute Wealth, Urges Oxfam Report

20/1/2017

Governments across the world should make their tax systems "fairer" by tackling tax avoidance and hiking taxes on the wealthy, according to a report by Oxfam.

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US Firms Start Social Media Campaign For Tax Cut

20/1/2017

The businesses and associations that make up the RATE (Reforming America's Taxes Equitably) Coalition have begun a new "Real Tax Reform Starts With the Rate" social media campaign.

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UK Commits To Improving Tax Industry, Taxpayer Engagement

20/1/2017

Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jane Ellison has said she aims to increase transparency surrounding HM Revenue and Customs's performance, saying its customer service "hasn't always been good enough."

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UK Announces Telecoms Sector Tax Relief

20/1/2017

The UK government will hand the telecoms sector a GBP60m (USD73.7m) tax break over the next five years for investment in full fibre broadband infrastructure, under a new Local Government Finance Bill.

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India Agrees To Negotiate FTA With Peru

20/1/2017

It was announced on January 18 that, following Indian Government approval, negotiations could begin on a free trade agreement between India and Peru.

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NZ Tax Agency To Invest USD18m To Modernize Administration

20/1/2017

New Zealand's tax agency has chosen two private sector partners to build the systems required to modernize tax administration as part of its 10-year plan.

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UK To Leave EU Single Market, Says May

18/1/2017

Theresa May ruled out the possibility of the UK remaining part of the EU Single Market, in a speech that gave more detail on her Brexit strategy.

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Welsh Landlords Seek Buy-To-Let Tax Concession

18/1/2017

Welsh landlords are lobbying lawmakers in Wales to add a concession for buy-to-let landlords under the proposed Land Transaction Tax.

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UK Gov't Not Considering Levy On EU Workers

18/1/2017

The UK Government has distanced itself from a levy on skilled EU citizens working in the UK.

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Stamp Duty Hike Cooled Hong Kong Property Market

18/1/2017

At a media session on January 16, Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, K C Chan, said that the further stamp duty increase introduced in November last year has achieved its objective of cooling the city's property market.

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Macau Hints At Gaming Tax Reform

18/1/2017

Following representations from the gaming industry, Macau's Director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, Paulo Martins Chan, has disclosed the Government is open to reviewing tax on gaming.

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The Report

Offshore Trusts Guide: Introduction

The History of Offshore Trusts
Development of Professional Competence in the Jurisdictions
What Future for the Trust?
The New Age of Transparency
The Swiss Association of Trust Companies
The Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners

Offshore Trusts Guide: Jurisdictions

Bahamas

Bahamas: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Bahamas: 2006 Private Trust Companies Legislation

Barbados

Barbados: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Barbados: Supervisory and Licensing Regime and Fees

Bermuda

Bermuda: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Bermuda: Supervisory and Licensing Regime and Fees

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
British Virgin Islands: Special Trusts Act 2003
British Virgin Islands: The Trustee Act 2003
British Virgin Islands: :Supervisory and Licensing Regime and Fees
British Virgin Islands: New Laws on Private Trust Companies
British Virgin Islands: New Private Trust Company Regulations

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Cayman Islands: Supervisory and Licensing Regime and Fees

Cook Islands

Cook Islands: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Cook Islands: Supervisory and Licensing Regime and Fees

Cyprus

Cyprus: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Cyprus: Supervision, Licensing and Tax

Gibraltar

Gibraltar: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Gibraltar: Legislation, Regulation and Supervision

Guernsey

Guernsey: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Guernsey: Trusts Law 2007

Isle of Man

Isle of Man: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Isle of Man: Supervisory and Licensing Regime
Isle of Man: Uses Clients and Tax Treatment

Jersey

Jersey: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Jersey: Supervisory and Licensing Regime
Jersey: Trusts Amendment Act 2006
Jersey: Foundations

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Liechtenstein: Regulation Supervision and Transparency
Liechtenstein: Characteristics of Liechtenstein Trusts
Liechtenstein: Foundations

Madeira

Madeira: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees

Malta

Malta: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Malta: The Trust and Trustees Act 2004

Mauritius

Mauritius: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Mauritius: Characteristics of the 2001 Trusts Act
Mauritius: Additional Provisions of the 2001 Trusts Act
Mauritius: Tax Treatment

Monaco

Monaco: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees

Nevis

Nevis: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees

New Zealand

New Zealand: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
New Zealand: Review of the Law of Trusts
New Zealand: Taxation of Trusts

Panama

Panama: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Panama: Requirements for Acting as Trust Company in Panama

Seychelles

Seychelles: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees

Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Turks & Caicos: The Voidable Dispositions Ordinance

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees





 
 
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