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House Of Lords Passes Welsh Devolution Bill

25/11/2014

The UK House of Lords has passed legislation that will devolve a range of tax and borrowing powers to Wales.

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Ireland Hasn't Budgeted For Future Tax Cuts

25/11/2014

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned that the Government's Budget 2015 tax revenue forecasts do not take into account the possibility of future tax changes, in spite of plans to cut income tax again in 2016.

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MEPs Support Juncker Amid Lux Leaks Vote

25/11/2014

Most leaders of the European Parliament's political factions have expressed support for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a vote on a motion of censure, launched in the aftermath of the leak of Luxembourg's past tax rulings.

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Study Plugs US Carbon-Corporate Tax Swap

25/11/2014

In a policy brief for the Tax Policy Center, Donald Marron, Director of Economic Policy Initiatives at the Urban Institute, has recommended a carbon-corporate tax swap, using the revenue from reducing carbon emissions to cut the US's high corporate income taxes.

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UK Tax Litigation Case Backlog At Record High

25/11/2014

HM Revenue and Customs's high-profile clampdown on suspected tax avoidance has driven the backlog of unresolved tax disputes to a record high, according to research from law firm Pinsent Masons.

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OECD Backs Indian Tax Reform Efforts

25/11/2014

In its annual Economic Survey of India's policies, released on November 19, 2014, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has welcomed progress towards the implementation of a goods and services tax, but has called for a review of tax exemptions and red tape.

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Bulgaria May Reintroduce Bank Deposit Levy

25/11/2014

The head of Bulgaria's Budget Committee, Menda Stoyanova, has announced controversial plans to restore the ten percent tax rate on bank deposit interest, despite current legislation that schedules continuing rate reductions and the tax's elimination in 2017.

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South Korea, China, Japan Hold Further FTA Talks

25/11/2014

A sixth round of talks has been arranged on the proposed tripartite free trade agreement between China, Japan and South Korea, following the successful conclusion of bilateral trade talks between South Korea and China earlier this month.

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IDB Helps Chile Implement Tax Reform

25/11/2014

A team of five experts from the Inter-American Development Bank have arrived in Chile to help the country implement the tax reform package approved in September.

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US Manufacturers Urge Passage Of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

25/11/2014

The National Association of Manufacturers, the largest manufacturing association in the United States, has renewed its call for Congress to urgently pass the long-delayed Miscellaneous Tariff Bill.

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Ghana's 2015 Budget Imposes Special Petroleum Tax

24/11/2014

The 2015 Budget, presented recently in Parliament by Ghana's Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, looks to reduce the country's high fiscal deficit, in part through the imposition of a special petroleum tax.

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Tax Compliance Burden Easing For Businesses Globally

25/11/2014

Paying taxes has become easier over the past year for medium-sized companies around the world, a new report from the World Bank Group and PwC has found.

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Wyden Calls for IRS Action On 'Mega IRAs'

25/11/2014

US Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden has insisted that the Internal Revenue Service should implement the recommendations of a new Government Accountability Office report on independent retirement accounts with very large account balances, also known as "mega IRAs."

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Asia-Pac Tax Commissioners Meeting In Sydney

24/11/2014

Tax Commissioners from the Asia-Pacific region are meeting in Sydney this week to agree on a regional plan to tackle profit shifting and base erosion and improve tax transparency and cooperation.

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Barbados Signs US FATCA Agreement

25/11/2014

The Government of Barbados and the United States have signed an inter-governmental agreement to facilitate compliance with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

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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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