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French Tax Officials Raid Google In Paris

24/5/2016

Google's offices in Paris have been raided by more than 100 investigators on behalf of France's tax authority, reports said.

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US Lawmakers Further Challenge EU's Tax Ruling Probe

24/5/2016

Members of the US Senate Committee on Finance have called on the US Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew, to continue aggressive engagement with the European Commission to ensure its ongoing tax ruling probe does not inappropriately target US multinationals.

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ASEAN Agrees To Look At FTA With EAEU

24/5/2016

Following a meeting with Russia in Sochi on May 19-20, the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed to look at a free trade agreement with the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union.

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Australian Treasurer Attacks Labor's Negative Gearing Policy

24/5/2016

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has said that the Labor Party's "rushed and ill-considered" negative gearing policy will still allow the wealthiest investors to claim nearly 90 percent of their net rental losses against their investment income.

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South Africa Delays Part Of Pension Regime Reforms

24/5/2016

South Africa has promulgated legislation to postpone for two years the requirement for provident fund members to purchase an annuity at retirement, to allow a period for further consultation.

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ATO To Review MPs' Allowances Ruling

24/5/2016

Australian Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan has announced a review of a 1999 ruling on the assessment of travel allowances and deductions for members of parliament.

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Japan Agrees Tax Information Exchange With Panama

24/5/2016

Japan and Panama have agreed the provisions of a bilateral tax information exchange agreement, subject to further work on finalizing its text.

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Singapore, Cambodia Sign Tax Treaty

24/5/2016

Singapore and Cambodia have entered into a double taxation avoidance agreement to boost cross-border trade and investment between the two countries.

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UK Minister Fields Questions On Sugar Tax

24/5/2016

The UK's Social Care Minister, Alistair Burt, has hinted that the publication of the Childhood Obesity Strategy could see the scope of the new "sugar tax" expanded.

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No US Tax Credits In Puerto Rican Congressional Legislation

23/5/2016

The revised bipartisan legislative framework introduced into the US Congress to address the urgent need for a restructuring of Puerto Rico's debt does not include an eligibility for federal tax credits.

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Tax Breaks In Hong Kong's DTAs With Romania, Russia

23/5/2016

Hong Kong has newly gazetted two new double tax agreements with Romania and Russia, which will lower tax rates on cross-border trade and investment.

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Ukraine Continues Efforts To Reform Customs

23/5/2016

Ukraine's Finance Ministry is setting up an electronic, automated platform for data exchange to make customs clearance procedures simpler and remove corruption opportunities.

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Ireland Consults On Taxation Of Employee Share Schemes

23/5/2016

The Irish Government has launched a consultation on the tax treatment of share-based remuneration.

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Hong Kong Travel Agent Fee Waivers Gazetted

23/5/2016

The Travel Agents (Fee Concessions) Regulation 2016, which seeks to give effect to waivers for 12 months of certain license fees by Hong Kong's travel agents, was gazetted on May 20.

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Irish Businesses React To Program For Government

23/5/2016

Business association Ibec has criticized the Programme for Partnership Government published by the new minority Fine Gael administration for its failure to pledge reductions to the top marginal income tax rate.

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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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