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IRS Reminds Firms Of Transaction Disclosure Rules

26/5/2015

The US Internal Revenue Service has reminded businesses in US territories, including individuals who are sole proprietors, that they must report cash transactions of more than USD10,000 received in a trade or business.

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China To Cut Taxes On Imported Consumer Items

26/5/2015

The Chinese Government has confirmed that import taxes will be cut on a range of consumer items in a move intended to help support the economy.

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Jamaica Confirms New Withholding Tax

26/5/2015

Jamaica's tax authority has announced that a withholding tax on specified services will be introduced from June 1, 2015.

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Musicians Protest Against Spanish VAT Rate

26/5/2015

Live music events were cancelled across Spain on May 20, 2015, as musicians protested against the rate of value-added tax that is applied to tickets.

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NZ Air Travel Tax Plans Supported By Lawmakers

26/5/2015

Government ministers in New Zealand have welcomed the passage, on May 24, 2015. of the Border Processing (Arrivals and Departures) Levy Bill, which will introduce a new travel tax on airline passengers.

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CBI Makes Business Rates Recommendations

26/5/2015

The Confederation of British Industry has said that "ever increasing" business rates (property tax rates) are not sustainable, and has recommended a series of reforms that would deliver GBP3bn (USD4.6bn) in tax relief for companies.

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UK Responds To UK Investment Scheme Reforms

26/5/2015

The Chartered Institute of Taxation has warned that changes to business investment schemes could deter some investors from taking advantage of the reliefs available.

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EU Tax Committee Hears From Switzerland

26/5/2015

A delegation from the European Parliament's Special Tax Rulings Committee visited Switzerland on May 22.

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Poland's New President Promises Tax Reforms

26/5/2015

In a surprise result, Poland has elected as President Andrzej Duda, who has made it clear that he intends to push for tax reforms.

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Switzerland, Oman Sign DTA

26/5/2015

Switzerland and Oman have signed a new double tax agreement that sets withholding tax rates for dividends, interest, and royalty payments.

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Slovak Republic May Reduce VAT on Food

25/5/2015

Slovakia's Prime Minister, Robert Fico, has announced his intention to slash value-added tax on basic foods.

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China, Colombia Launch Free Trade Talks

25/5/2015

China and Colombia have expressed an interest in signing a bilateral free trade agreement.

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US House Backs Permanent R&D Tax Credit

25/5/2015

The US House of Representatives has passed legislation that would simplify and strengthen the research and development tax credit and permanently enshrine it in the US tax code.

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EU To Implement New 'Ultimate Owner' Rules

25/5/2015

The European Parliament has endorsed plans to list the "ultimate owners" of companies on central registers in European Union countries.

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US Model Tax Convention Changes To Tackle Inversions

25/5/2015

On May 20, 2015, the US Department of the Treasury released for public comment draft updates to the US Model Income Tax Convention, including provisions to deny treaty benefits to companies that change their tax residence via inversion transactions.

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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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