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OECD Urges Greater Use Of Green Taxes

30/6/2015

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has said in a new report that governments are under-utilizing taxation as a tool to curb the environmental consequences of energy use.

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IMF Welcomes Tax Reform Progress In Pakistan

30/6/2015

The International Monetary Fund has welcomed the fiscal adjustment plans outlined in Pakistan's 2015/16 Budget.

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New Zealand Legislates For Simpler Tax Regime

30/6/2015

New Zealand introduced on June 30, 2015, a tax bill that will introduce a first round of tax administration simplification measures, Revenue Minister Todd McClay said.

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EU Research Paper Supports Modified Nexus Approach

30/6/2015

The European Commission has released a working paper that looks at how significant the introduction of the modified nexus approach will be for the tax affairs of multinational companies that use patent box regimes.

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Italian Cabinet Presents Tax Administration Decrees

30/6/2015

The Italian Cabinet has issued further legislative decrees to give effect to tax administration and compliance reforms.

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Ireland Reviewing Property Tax

30/6/2015

Fine Gael Member of Parliament Regina Doherty has said she is "confident that no excessive burden will arise for homeowners" when the recommendations of the Local Property Tax review are implemented.

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Ukraine's Government Targets VAT Losses

30/6/2015

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has stated that improving VAT compliance is a priority for his Government.

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France Expands Tax Breaks For Game Developers

30/6/2015

France has expanded the scope of its scheme of tax credits for video games (CJIV) to make the eligibility criteria less stringent.

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Polish Opposition Puts Forward Election Tax Plans

30/6/2015

Law and Justice, the second-largest political party in Poland, which is believed to be the frontrunner in upcoming elections, has put forward a proposal for an asset tax on banks and other financial institutions.

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Congress Finally Passes US Trade Bills

29/6/2015

Both the US House of Representatives and the Senate have approved legislation to restore Trade Promotion Authority, and to renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the US Generalized System of Preferences.

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Brazil Cuts Import Duties On 166 Items

29/6/2015

Brazil's Chamber of Foreign Trade announced on June 22, 2015, that import duty on 166 capital goods and computer and telecommunications products has been temporarily reduced.

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NZ Consults Public On Property Tax Measure

29/6/2015

New Zealand has released detailed design proposals for the new "bright line" test, which will require income tax to be paid on gains from the sale of residential property bought and sold within two years.

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Europe's 'Final Deal' For Greece Released

29/6/2015

The European Commission on June 28, 2015, released information on the current negotiating position of the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, in its ongoing talks on tax and spending policy with Greece, after the Greek Government announced a referendum on the country's future in the EU on the same day.

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Australia Canvasses Options For GST Reform

29/6/2015

The Australian Government has released a draft discussion paper on the future of the country's federal tax system, which explores options for goods and services tax (GST) reform.

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Canadian Budget Measures Receive Royal Assent

29/6/2015

Legislation to reduce Canada's small business tax rate, improve tax credits and exemptions, and implement a balanced budget rule has been given Royal Assent.

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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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