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China Eliminates Rare Earth Export Duties

27/4/2015

The State Council has approved the elimination of China's export duties on rare earths, tungsten, and molybdenum with effect from May 1, 2015, in conformity with last year's World Trade Organization ruling.

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Conservatives Pledge Veto On English Income Tax

27/4/2015

The Conservative Party has launched its first "English manifesto," which includes plans to give English Members of Parliament increased say on English income tax policy matters.

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BVI Financial Services Industry To Take New Direction

27/4/2015

The British Virgin Islands Government has received a report that it commissioned on finding a new direction for the financial services industry, the recommendations from which will now be implemented.

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Hong Kong Consults On Tax Info Exchange

27/4/2015

Hong Kong's Government has launched a consultation on proposals to apply, with certain adaptations, new international standards on the automatic exchange of account information in tax matters.

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Canadian Govt Gives More Details On TFSA Limit

27/4/2015

Canadians can immediately take advantage of the higher proposed Tax-Free Savings Account annual contribution limit, the Government has announced.

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IRS Proposed Regulation Addresses Hedge Fund Reinsurance

27/4/2015

The US Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have released proposed regulations that seek to tackle the use of reinsurance arrangements by hedge funds to defer and reduce tax on their investment income.

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Mauritius Sets FATCA Reporting Deadline

27/4/2015

The Mauritius Revenue Authority has informed Mauritius-based financial institutions that the filing deadline for submitting their US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act data for the 2014 reporting year is July 31, 2015.

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Hungary May Cut VAT For Unprocessed Meat

27/4/2015

Hungary would cut value-added tax on unprocessed meat, under recent tax reform plans announced by the nation's Economy Minister, Mihály Varga.

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EFTA Seeks Stronger Ties With Mercosur

27/4/2015

A delegation from the European Free Trade Association Parliamentary Committee visited Brazil from April 15 to 17, 2015, to discuss stronger trade relations between EFTA and the Latin American trade bloc Mercosur.

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Estonia Confirms Direction Of Tax Reforms

24/4/2015

The Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas has given an overview of his Government's strategic plans with regards to taxation.

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European, African Trade Blocs Seek To Improve FTA

24/4/2015

Delegations from the European Free Trade Association States and the Southern African Customs Union convened on April 22, 2015, in Gaborone, Botswana, for their third Joint Committee meeting under the free trade agreement between the two sides.

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Hungary Gives More Detail On Planned Tax Cuts

24/4/2015

Hungary's Minister for National Economy, Mihály Varga, has put some flesh on the bones of his Government's pledges on tax cuts.

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Next BEPS Webcast Scheduled For June 8

24/4/2015

Registration is open for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's latest webcast, which will update stakeholders on progress towards the conclusion of its base erosion and profit shifting work.

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Irish Revenue Publishes 2014 Annual Report

24/4/2015

The Irish Revenue collected EUR41.4bn (USD45bn) in tax in 2014, up 9.3 percent on 2013, according to the latest figures.

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Nova Scotia Compromises On Film Industry Incentives

24/4/2015

The Nova Scotian Government has announced plans to replace the Film Tax Credit with a new film and television industry fund.

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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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