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WTO Reviews Trade Policies In Switzerland, Liechtenstein

27/5/2017

The WTO has published its fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, in which it noted that the trade regimes in both countries remain generally open.

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EU To Continue With Common Corporate Tax Base Talks

24/5/2017

EU Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis has said there is a broad consensus among European finance ministers on the principle of greater tax harmonization, and that talks will continue on the proposed common corporate tax base.

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Hungary Approves Advertising Tax Hike

24/5/2017

The Hungarian parliament has approved an increase to the country's advertising tax, despite concerns that the measure breaches European Union state aid rules.

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UK Conservatives To Target Tax Advisory Firms

24/5/2017

The UK Conservative Party has outlined plans to "legislate for tougher regulation of tax advisory firms."

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Smaller Businesses Less Prepared For UAE GST

24/5/2017

According to a survey conducted earlier this month, more than half of businesses based in the United Arab Emirates do not have an implementation strategy in place for the forthcoming introduction of VAT in the territory from January 2018.

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G20 Nations Should Work Together On Carbon Taxation: OECD

24/5/2017

G20 countries should share experiences on taxing carbon dioxide emissions, to develop more effective regimes, a new report from the OECD says.

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NZ Taxpayers Favor Increased Spending Over Tax Cuts

24/5/2017

New Zealanders believe that tax cuts are important but not a priority, according to research published ahead of the May 25 budget.

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Canada Extends Consultation On Farming Tax Break

24/5/2017

The Canadian Finance Department has extended to July 24 a consultation on the future of the income tax deferral available in respect of cash purchase tickets for deliveries of certain grains.

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Scottish Expats Told To Anticipate Incorrect Tax Bills

24/5/2017

Scottish people living abroad risk paying the wrong amount of tax on UK-earned income, the Association of Taxation Technicians has warned.

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Czech Republic, Germany Bottom Of 'Nanny State' Index

23/5/2017

For those who smoke and drink alcohol, Germany and the Czech Republic are the EU states that offer the lightest regulations and taxes, while Finland, the UK, and Ireland charge the most prohibitive taxes, says a new report.

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UK Pays Most For Expat Middle Managers, Study Says

23/5/2017

Middle managers sought by overseas companies will find the best raw pay packages, before expenses and tax, in the UK, while, in USD dollar terms, the amount commanded by a job in Hong Kong has fallen considerably.

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Tax Foundation To Campaign Against Retroactive US Tax Law Changes

23/5/2017

The Tax Foundation has spoken out against the United States Supreme Court's decision to refuse to hear challenges against a state-level tax law change imposed retroactively.

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Australian Banks Count Cost Of New Levy

23/5/2017

Two more of Australia's largest banks have begun assessing the impact of the new bank levy, with NAB expecting an annual hit of AUD350m (USD262.1m) and Commonwealth Bank estimating that the tax will cost it AUD315m a year.

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EU Urges Belgium To Change Inheritance Tax Rules

23/5/2017

The European Commission has requested that Belgium make a change to the rules on inheritance tax in the region of Wallonia in order to bring them into line with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

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Germany, France Talk Tax Harmonization

23/5/2017

France and Germany may revive a plan to harmonize their corporate tax systems as they begin to explore ways to push deeper integration in the European Union.

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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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