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EU Welcomes Breakthrough On IT Trade Pact Expansion

29/7/2015

The EU Ambassador to the WTO, Angelos Pangratis, has lauded the agreement from 54 WTO members on an expansion to the World Trade Organization's Information Technology Agreement.

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Foreign Investors Await Court Ruling On India's Minimum Tax

29/7/2015

The Indian finance ministry has received a report from a committee set up to study the applicability of India's minimum alternate tax to foreign companies, although the Government remains tight-lipped on its intended course of action.

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Luxembourg Further Extends FATCA Reporting Deadline

29/7/2015

The Luxembourg Inland Revenue has informed financial institutions in Luxembourg that their filing deadline in respect of the 2014 reporting year under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act has been deferred again to August 31, 2015.

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Italian Large Companies Saw 10 Percent Tax Cut In 2014

29/7/2015

A working paper by Istat, Italy's National Statistical Office, has found the tax burden on businesses in Italy fell by 9.9 percent in 2014, providing a saving of EUR2.6bn.

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HMRC Seizes Assets From Over 1,000 SMEs

29/7/2015

HM Revenue and Customs seized business assets from 1,080 UK small firms to settle late tax bills in 2014, according to research by Funding Options.

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Brookings Examines Obamacare's 'Cadillac' Tax

29/7/2015

Following attacks in the US Congress on the excise tax that is to be imposed on so-called "Cadillac" high-cost health insurance plans by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), David Wessel at the Brookings Institution has looked at its rationale.

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KPMG Recommends Major Australian Tax Reform

29/7/2015

Professional services firm KPMG has made more than 60 recommendations for reform of the Australian tax system, including an increased goods and services tax rate and base, and the linking of personal income tax thresholds to average full-time earnings.

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UK Accountants Seek Stamp Duty Reforms

29/7/2015

55 percent of accountants taking part in a recent survey said that the UK's Stamp Duty Land Tax regime remains unfair, despite reforms introduced in December 2014, according to research from Bloomsbury Professional, the tax and accounting information group.

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Belgian Budget Includes Labor Tax Cuts

29/7/2015

Belgium's Government has announced that it has agreed the Federal Budget 2015-16, including several tax measures.

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Romanian Parliament To Be Recalled Over Tax Changes

29/7/2015

Romania's Parliament will be recalled during the summer break to debate changes to a package of measures included in the Fiscal Code.

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Australian Report Confirms Post-Carbon Tax Savings

28/7/2015

Australian households are saving an average of AUD550 (USD403) a year following the repeal of the carbon tax, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has confirmed.

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Austria To Introduce Second Reduced VAT Rate

28/7/2015

Austria is to introduce a new, higher reduced rate of value-added tax.

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Clinton Proposes Complex US CGT Hike

28/7/2015

Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has provided details of the changes she would propose to capital gains tax in the United States, if she were to be elected next year.

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France Plans Hikes To Carbon Tax

28/7/2015

France's National Assembly has adopted a new energy bill which includes tax increases in the coming years.

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HMRC To Crack Down On 'Underground Economy'

28/7/2015

The UK Government is to extend HM Revenue and Customs's data-gathering powers to obtain information from electronic payment providers and business intermediaries, in a crackdown on the "hidden economy."

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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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