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Italy Simplifies VAT Intrastat Forms

3/3/2015

Italy has cut the amount of information required to be included on Intrastat forms, which are required from value-added tax-registered businesses that undertake cross-border trade in goods in the European Union.

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Taiwan Explains Tax Refunds For Expat Workers

3/3/2015

The National Taxation Bureau of Taipei has said that refunds are available to foreigners who undertake working holidays in Taiwan and stay for 183 days or more.

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India To Cut Corporate Tax Rate By Five Percent

3/3/2015

In his 2015 Budget speech, India's Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, set out his roadmap for accelerating growth and enhancing prospects for investment, including plans for a five percent cut to the corporate income tax rate.

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Malaysians Can Now Pay Tax By Card

3/3/2015

Malaysia's Inland Revenue Board has introduced a new facility on its website for taxpayers to pay their taxes by using credit or debit cards.

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Northern Ireland Eyes 12.5 Rate Corporate Tax

3/3/2015

Northern Ireland's First Minister, Peter Robinson, has hinted that the corporation tax rate could be lowered to 12.5 percent from April 2017.

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UK Banking Association Warns Against Tax Hike

3/3/2015

The British Bankers Association has criticized the announcement from the Liberal Democrat party that it will push for the inclusion of a new supplementary corporation tax charge on banks in the upcoming Budget.

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Canada Extends Mining Tax Breaks

3/3/2015

The Canadian Government has announced a one-year extension to the 15 percent Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for investors in flow-through shares.

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EFTA States, Turkey Discuss Expanding FTA

3/3/2015

From February 25 to 27, 2015, delegates from the European Free Trade Association states and Turkey met in Geneva for a second round of negotiations on the modernization and expansion of their existing free trade agreement.

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IRS Publishes Pass-Through Business Statistics

3/3/2015

In its Winter 2015 Statistics of Income Bulletin, the Internal Revenue Service has confirmed the importance of pass-through businesses in the United States, with relevance to the ongoing debate on US tax reform.

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Kenyan Guide Released On Natural Resources WHT

3/3/2015

The Kenya Revenue Authority has issued guidelines on the new withholding tax on natural resource income, which became effective on January 1, 2015.

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Colombia Seeking More Equitable Tax Regime

2/3/2015

Colombia's Minister of Finance, Mauricio Cárdenas, announced on February 24, 2015, that a committee of experts has been set up by the Government to study ways to improve the competitiveness of the country's tax system and make it more equitable.

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UK Duty Exemption For Microbreweries Challenged

2/3/2015

The European Commission has formally requested that the UK amend an excise duty scheme that exempts from duty small producers of cider and perry.

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China Expands Small Business Tax Break

2/3/2015

China's State Council has doubled the threshold for small companies to benefit from a lower corporate tax rate to those with taxable income of up to RMB200,000 (USD32,000), effective from January 1, 2015.

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NZ, China Hold Talks To Upgrade Free Trade Pact

2/3/2015

New Zealand's Trade Minister, Tim Groser, traveled to China on February 28, 2015, to engage in talks on expanding the nations' free trade agreement.

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Ireland Told To Amend Car Tax Legislation

2/3/2015

The European Commission has challenged Ireland's car tax legislation, stating that it imposes disproportionate costs and administrative burdens on taxpayers registering vehicles leased or rented in other European Union member states.

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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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