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US Congress Receives Bipartisan Border Tax Bill

29/9/2016

Two bipartisan lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have re-introduced the Border Tax Equity Act, which would impose a fee on imported goods from those countries that have an indirect tax system that provides input tax credits.

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Australia Introduces Latest Round Of Super Reforms

29/9/2016

The Australian Government has published draft legislation to implement the second tranche of its proposed reforms to the taxation of superannuation contributions.

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Canada's Prince Edward Island To Hike Harmonized Sales Tax

29/9/2016

Canadian province Prince Edward Island is to raise its Harmonized Sales Tax to 15 percent from October 1.

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French 2017 Budget Confirms Corporate Tax Cut

29/9/2016

The French Government has confirmed that an intermediate rate of corporate tax will be introduced next year, to reduce the tax burden on small- and medium-sized firms.

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IMF Praises Swiss Tax Reform Progress

29/9/2016

The International Monetary Fund has noted the progress made by Switzerland in implementing international standards on corporation tax and the automatic exchange of tax information.

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Morrison Defends Australia's New Backpacker Tax

29/9/2016

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has defended the Government's amendments to the "backpacker tax" by arguing that "backpackers should have a working holiday, not a tax holiday."

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Tax Amnesty Proposed For Nigeria

29/9/2016

Nigeria's review committee, which was established early this year to recommend ways to improve the current National Tax Policy, has recommended the introduction of a tax amnesty program.

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UK Airports Commit To Pass On VAT Benefits To Travelers

29/9/2016

Following controversy that customers of UK airport shops were being charged VAT for goods being brought outside the European Union, retailers in UK airports have agreed to sign up to a new Code of Practice.

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UK Tax Agency Consults On VAT Fraud 'Participation' Penalty

29/9/2016

HM Revenue and Customs has released a consultation on whether to introduce a new penalty for companies that have been found to have participated in value-added tax fraud.

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US, Argentina Negotiating Comprehensive Double Tax Pact

29/9/2016

During his remarks at a September 26 meeting with Argentine Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay in Buenos Aires, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew disclosed that the two countries are to negotiate a comprehensive double taxation agreement, to include provisions for the exchange of tax information.

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Clinton, Trump Opposed On Tax Policies During Debate

28/9/2016

In their first presidential debate on September 26, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton slugged it out regarding their respective tax policies, but there was no change in either's basic position.

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Switzerland Ratifies Multilateral Tax Convention

28/9/2016

Switzerland has ratified the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.

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Vestager: State Aid Rules Enforce Equal Opportunities

28/9/2016

The European Union's state aid rules do not prevent governments from applying a low tax rate to every company, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has said.

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European Parliament Begins Panama Papers Inquiry

28/9/2016

The European Parliament has begun its inquiry into the Panama Papers with a hearing with the investigative journalists behind the leak.

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France Requests Bank Data From Switzerland In Tax Probe

28/9/2016

The French tax authorities have reportedly sent an administrative assistance request to Switzerland which could see Swiss bank UBS turn over information on tens of thousands of French clients.

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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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