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Italian Voluntary Disclosure Law Passes First Parliamentary Hurdle

23/10/2014

By the wide margin of a 250-76 vote on October 16, the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament passed a decree law to introduce a voluntary disclosure program for undeclared assets and funds held abroad or in Italy.

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Germany's Tax Income Continues To Rise

23/10/2014

Germany's tax revenue increased 4.7 percent year-on-year in September 2014, according to data from the Ministry of Finance.

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EU Settles Telecom Trade Dispute With China

23/10/2014

The European Commission and the Chinese Government have concluded an "amicable" settlement of the European Union's anti-subsidy trade investigation into Chinese telecom equipment suppliers.

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IRS Advised To Improve Its Controls Over Tax Information

23/10/2014

Management oversight and internal controls at the Internal Revenue Service's Office of Safeguards should be improved to ensure the effective protection of United States federal tax information, according to an audit report released publicly by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

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Hungary Planning VAT Break For Eco-Friendly Cars

22/10/2014

Hungary's Minister for National Economy, Mihály Varga, has announced that the Government is considering the introduction of a zero rate of value-added tax for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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British Colombia Plans More Attractive LNG Tax Regime

22/10/2014

Eight months after the framework for British Columbia's new Liquefied Natural Gas tax regime was unveiled, the Government has announced that it will introduce a lower-than-planned tax rate for the industry.

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EU, Singapore Agree Free Trade Deal

23/10/2014

The European Union and Singapore have announced the completion of negotiations towards a free trade agreement, after concluding talks on the investment protection portion of the pact.

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Hungarian Media Company Challenges Advertising Tax

22/10/2014

The Hungarian subsidiary of an international media company has filed a complaint with the European Commission in Brussels over Hungary's controversial turnover tax on advertising revenues.

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Luxembourg Confirms Tax Changes In 2015 Budget Law

23/10/2014

Luxembourg's Ministry of Finance has recently released the nation's draft Budget 2015 law, confirming measures that will be effective from January 1, 2015.

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OECD Enters French Tax Reform Debate

22/10/2014

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has recommended a number of direct tax reforms to build on the French Government's efforts to improve the nation's competitiveness in Europe.

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UK Labour Party Fleshes Out Mansion Tax Plans

22/10/2014

Owners of properties worth more than GBP2m (USD2.5m) would pay a "mansion tax" of at least GBP250 a month, if Labour forms the next UK Government, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has said.

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Noonan Asserts Ireland's Direction On Tax Policy

23/10/2014

"The issue of substance and taxation is, and always will be, a core column of the Irish taxation system," Michael Noonan, Ireland's Finance Minister, said at his Department's Tax Policy Conference on October 21, 2014, underscoring that Ireland's strategy is to play fair but play to win.

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Canadian Payroll Tax Changes To Cost Jobs

21/10/2014

Canada's budget watchdog has said that the newly announced small business payroll tax credit will create just 800 full-time jobs by 2016, compared with the 10,000 jobs to be lost through the Government's decision to freeze Employment Insurance premium rates until 2017.

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EU Reaches Trade Deal With East African Community

22/10/2014

The European Union has said the conclusion of a new trade deal with the East African Community means that EAC countries no longer have to worry that their improving economic status will lead to the loss of full duty-free and quota-free access to the European market.

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Germany Receives Tax Caution On Legacies To Foreign Charities

22/10/2014

The European Commission has asked Germany to amend inheritance tax legislation that it says results in the discriminatory taxation of legacies to foreign charities.

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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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