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Lew Still Sees US Corporate Tax Reform Prospects

23/1/2015

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew still sees the possibility of bipartisan United States corporate tax reform, even though it was not mentioned in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

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Scottish Tax Devolution Legislation Unveiled

23/1/2015

The UK Government has published draft legislative clauses that would give the Scottish Parliament powers over income tax, air passenger duty, and the Aggregates Levy.

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Canada Will Balance Books, Oliver Insists

23/1/2015

Finance Minister Joe Oliver has insisted that he will still be able to balance Canada's budget this year, in spite of the global decline in oil prices.

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US Announces New Duties On Chinese Products

23/1/2015

In two concurrent decisions affecting China, the US Department of Commerce has confirmed preliminary anti-dumping duties on Chinese passenger vehicles and light truck tires, and the US International Trade Commission has affirmed injury to domestic manufacturers from Chinese and Taiwanese solar product imports.

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Fiji Court Clarifies VAT On Freight Forwarding Services

23/1/2015

Fiji's Tax Tribunal has ruled that freight forwarding companies may only charge VAT at the zero rate on the portion of the consideration attributable to the cost of providing international freight services.

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Vietnam Backs Out Of Second Fuel Duty Hike

23/1/2015

On January 21, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance u-turned on a proposal to hike import duty rates on certain petroleum products, which had been announced a day before.

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EFTA, Vietnam Make Progress In FTA Talks

23/1/2015

Negotiators from the European Free Trade Association and Vietnam met in Ho Chi Minh City from January 13 to 16, 2015, for an 11th round of negotiations towards removing taxes on cross-border trade under the framework of a free trade agreement.

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Vanuatu Confirms VAT Return Due Dates

23/1/2015

Vanuatu's Customs and Inland Revenue Department has approved due dates for monthly and quarterly value-added tax returns this year.

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UK Fast Tracks Consultation On North Sea Investment Allowance

23/1/2015

New proposals for a new single, basin-wide investment allowance, which would reduce the effective tax rate for companies investing in the future of the North Sea to between 45 and 50 percent, have been put forward by the UK Government.

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France, Austria Seek EU FTT Breakthrough

23/1/2015

France and Austria have proposed the adoption of a broader financial transaction tax with a lower rate, in an attempt to push forward delayed plans for a European Union financial transactions tax with eight other member states.

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Obama Calls For Trade Promotion Authority

23/1/2015

As had been requested by many United States business associations and lawmakers, President Barack Obama gave a clear, albeit brief, indication in his State of the Union speech on January 20 that he would be "asking both parties to give me Trade Promotion Authority."

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Health Groups Push For Australian Sugar Tax

22/1/2015

Health groups have called on the Australian Government to explore the possibility of a tax on junk food and sugary drinks.

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Fiji Gives Amnesties On Offshore Assets, Tax Penalties

23/1/2015

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority has announced two six-month amnesty programs, for undeclared offshore assets and for persons struggling to pay tax dues.

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Hatch Outlines US Senate Tax Reform Priority

23/1/2015

The new Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Orrin Hatch, has unveiled his Committee's 2015 agenda, which includes reform of the United States tax code as his top priority.

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Brazilian FM Announces Tax Hikes

23/1/2015

The Brazilian Finance Ministry announced on January 19, 2015, that it will raise a number of taxes as part of its efforts to achieve a primary surplus of 1.2 percent of gross domestic product in 2015.

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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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