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Hong Kong's New CE To Pursue Competitive Tax Regime

28/3/2017

On March 26, Carrie Lam was elected Hong Kong's new chief executive, with a promise that she would pursue a "new tax policy direction" in the territory.

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HMRC Consult On Improving Online VAT Collection

28/3/2017

HM Revenue and Customs has launched a consultation on an alternative method of collecting value-added tax on online business to consumer sales.

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Irish Revenue Publishes Help To Buy Incentive Statistics

28/3/2017

The Irish Revenue has said that it has so far received 4,417 applications for the Help To Buy tax incentive and has approved claims worth EUR6.3m (USD6.8m).

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IRS 'Ignored Warnings' Over Compromised IP PIN Program

28/3/2017

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says the Internal Revenue Service ignored warnings regarding a security breach to its Identity Protection Personal Identification Number program.

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MEPs Approve Hybrid Mismatch Proposals

28/3/2017

Members of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee have backed proposals to further tackle hybrid mismatch arrangements.

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Nepal Pushing For Tax Administration Improvements

28/3/2017

Nepal is drafting a new single tax code "to implement tax policy improvements and to consolidate and harmonize the main domestic taxes under one piece of legislation," according to the International Monetary Fund.

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SARS VAT Guide On Company Acquisitions Updated

28/3/2017

The South African Revenue Service has released for public comment an update to its guidance on the VAT treatment of a transfer of an enterprise, or part thereof, as a going concern.

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Saudi Arabia Cuts Tax For Oil Producers Ahead Of Aramco IPO

28/3/2017

In a move thought to be intended to boost state-owned oil company Aramco ahead of an Initial Public Offering, Saudi Arabia announced tax cuts for oil and hydrocarbon producers on March 27.

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Australian DPT Legislation Passes Senate

27/3/2017

The Australian Senate has passed legislation to introduce a diverted profits tax from July 1, 2017.

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Gaming Firms Flee Poland's Gambling Tax

27/3/2017

UK-based bookmaker William Hill has become the latest company in the gambling sector to withdraw from the Polish market ahead of the introduction of a new regulatory and tax regime for the industry.

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HMRC Changes Alignment Date For Benefits In Kind

27/3/2017

HM Revenue and Customs has made changes to the time limits for "making good" taxable benefits-in-kind.

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Irish Leadership Contender Sets Out Tax Cut Plans

27/3/2017

Fine Gael leadership contender Leo Varadkar has described Ireland's high marginal income tax rate as "a real problem" and said that reforming tax and social insurance could help "attract and retain talented people."

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New Zealand Explains Foreign Trust Disclosure Changes

27/3/2017

New Zealand has published guidance on the increased disclosure requirements for foreign trusts with New Zealand-resident trustees.

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New Zealand, China Agree To Discuss FTA Upgrade In April

27/3/2017

New Zealand and China will begin talks on April 25 towards enhancing their existing free trade agreement.

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Panama Must Continue To Improve Transparency: IMF

27/3/2017

Panama must continue to improve tax transparency and how it exchanges information relevant in tax matters to sustain growth in its economy, the International Monetary Fund has said.

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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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