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Australia Consults On CGT Reform

24/4/2015

The Australian Treasury is consulting on exposure draft legislation that would amend the capital gains tax treatment of the sale and purchases of businesses involving certain earnout rights.

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Arris Buys Pace, Inverts To UK

24/4/2015

US-based ARRIS Group, Inc., the video and broadband technology company, is to purchase Pace plc, well-known for its satellite TV set-top boxes, and form a new group that will take advantage of the lower tax rate in the United Kingdom.

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Answers Sought On IRS Computer Security Weaknesses

24/4/2015

On April 21, Senator Chuck Grassley wrote a letter to ask the US Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen to account for weaknesses in the agency's computer systems that create opportunities for taxpayer or employee data to be lost, corrupted or stolen.

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Bill Addresses Supreme Court Threat To Obamacare Tax Credit

24/4/2015

Legislation has been introduced into the Senate that would allow Affordable Care Act premium tax credits to be maintained for a certain period, if the United States Supreme Court rules against the Administration in King v. Burwell in June this year.

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Estonia Confirms Direction Of Tax Reforms

24/4/2015

The Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas has given an overview of his Government's strategic plans with regards to taxation.

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European, African Trade Blocs Seek To Improve FTA

24/4/2015

Delegations from the European Free Trade Association States and the Southern African Customs Union convened on April 22, 2015, in Gaborone, Botswana, for their third Joint Committee meeting under the free trade agreement between the two sides.

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Hungary Gives More Detail On Planned Tax Cuts

24/4/2015

Hungary's Minister for National Economy, Mihály Varga, has put some flesh on the bones of his Government's pledges on tax cuts.

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Next BEPS Webcast Scheduled For June 8

24/4/2015

Registration is open for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's latest webcast, which will update stakeholders on progress towards the conclusion of its base erosion and profit shifting work.

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Irish Revenue Publishes 2014 Annual Report

24/4/2015

The Irish Revenue collected EUR41.4bn (USD45bn) in tax in 2014, up 9.3 percent on 2013, according to the latest figures.

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Nova Scotia Compromises On Film Industry Incentives

24/4/2015

The Nova Scotian Government has announced plans to replace the Film Tax Credit with a new film and television industry fund.

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Residence-Based Taxation Proposed For Americans Abroad

23/4/2015

American Citizens Abroad has submitted a proposal to the US Senate Finance Committee individual and international tax reform working groups for the enactment of residence-based taxation for American expatriates.

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Spanish Gov't Approves Tax Reform Package

23/4/2015

The Spanish Government on April 17, 2015, approved a draft law to amend the General Tax Law, including measures to tackle tax fraud and overhaul value-added tax reporting rules.

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House Republicans Clash With IRS Over 2015 Filing Season

23/4/2015

During an April 22 hearing of the US House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, Republican lawmakers raised concerns at issues arising during the 2015 tax filing season and the service offered by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Hong Kong Airport Rethinking Tax For Expansion

23/4/2015

With a view to lowering the level of the proposed Airport Construction Fee, the Airport Authority Hong Kong is revising its proposal for funding the HKD141.5bn cost of constructing a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport.

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Norway's Electric Vehicle Tax Incentives Approved

23/4/2015

The European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority has approved two new Norwegian value-added tax incentives for electric cars.

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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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