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Canadian Budget Focuses On 'Tax Fairness'

23/3/2017

The tax measures contained Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau's second Budget are focused on closing loopholes, cracking down on tax evasion, and improving tax reliefs for the "middle class."

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India-Singapore Double Tax Changes In Force

23/3/2017

On March 23, India published a notice ratifying the double tax Protocol signed with Singapore, which entered into force on February 27.

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New Zealand Passes Closely Held Companies Bill

23/3/2017

Lawmakers in New Zealand have approved legislation that would improve, strengthen, and update the rules for closely held companies, non-resident withholding tax and the approved issuer levy, and the goods and services tax rules.

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Pakistan And Switzerland Signed Revised DTA

23/3/2017

Switzerland and Pakistan on March 21 signed an updated double tax agreement.

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Romania May Miss Fiscal Deficit Targets

23/3/2017

Romania risks missing its fiscal consolidation targets because of overly generous fiscal policies, the International Monetary Fund has said.

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UK Rethinking Tax On Overseas Property Investors

23/3/2017

The UK is considering bringing certain non-resident companies within the scope of corporation tax where they have existing UK taxable income and/or gains from the disposal of certain UK residential property interests.

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Aus Pension Industry Calls For ATO Action On Unpaid Super

23/3/2017

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia has called on the Government to better fund the tax office to audit business for unpaid superannuation entitlements.

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April Cut-off For EU Financial Transaction Tax Negotiations

23/3/2017

The EU member states taking part in the proposed EU financial transactions tax will decide next month whether or not to proceed with the controversial tax, according to Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling.

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African Tax Officials Receive Transfer Pricing Training

23/3/2017

African tax officials have attended a four-day workshop organized by the African Minerals Development Centre to improve their understanding of transfer pricing issues facing the mineral sector.

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India Approves Legislation For Goods And Services Tax

22/3/2017

India's Cabinet on March 20 approved legislation crucial for the implementation of the goods and services tax from July 1.

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HMRC Delays Introduction Of Stamp Duty Filing Changes

22/3/2017

The UK Government has said it will delay plans to reduce the filing and payment window for stamp duty from 30 days to 14 days following a consultation.

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ECOFIN Discusses EU VAT Reform Proposals

22/3/2017

The EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Council has discussed two new Commission proposals for value-added tax reform.

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Belgium Urged To Undertake Indirect Tax Shift

22/3/2017

Belgium should reduce its high corporate income and labor taxes and eliminate value-added tax concessions, the International Monetary Fund has said in its Article IV report for the country.

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IRS To Provide Expedited Audit Mediation For Small Businesses

22/3/2017

The Internal Revenue Service has released a new revenue procedure that creates a fast-tracked method for small businesses and self employed persons to engage with the IRS to resolve disputes.

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OECD Schedules Next BEPS Webcast For March 28

22/3/2017

Registration is open for an OECD webcast that will provide an overview of the latest international tax reform developments.

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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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