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Annual Study Shows Heavy US Tax Compliance Burdens

18/4/2014

The National Taxpayers Union has released its 16th annual study of tax complexity in the United States, finding that the economy lost USD224bn and 6.1bn hours of productivity, due to the burden of compliance with the country's tax code.

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IRS Sees More Taxpayers e-Filing From Home Computers

18/4/2014

Despite a late start to the filing season, the Internal Revenue Service has issued more in tax refunds than this time last year, and more United States taxpayers are using their home computers to file their tax returns, according to an interim report published by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

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Philippines Bill Proposes Film Production Tax Breaks

18/4/2014

Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara, Chairman of the Senate's Ways and Means Committee, has introduced a bill that seeks to promote the Philippines' film industry, and so-called "film tourism," by providing tax incentives to production companies, both foreign and local.

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Australian PM Shoots Down Tax Hike Discussion

17/4/2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott cut short questions on the likely shape of future tax reforms after being prompted at a press conference on the possibility of tax hikes.

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Tax Execs Challenge Canadian Treaty Shopping Plans

18/4/2014

The Tax Executives Institute has expressed its regret that the Canadian Government has released draft legislation on so-called "treaty shopping" before the scope of the perceived treaty abuse problem has been quantified and disclosed.

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France To Cut Corporate Tax Burden, Sapin Says

18/4/2014

The new French Finance Minister, Michel Sapin, said that French taxes have been driven too high since 2010, by both the current and former Governments, and told the media that the priority now is to significantly lower charges particularly for businesses.

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Guernsey Aircraft Registry Celebrates Largest Signing

17/4/2014

The Guernsey aircraft registry has welcomed the recent registration of an Airbus 319 – its most significant signing since its launch in December last year.

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Hong Kong Tackling Buyer's Stamp Duty Evasion

18/4/2014

Following a question in the Legislative Council, Hong Kong's Secretary for Transport and Housing, Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, has explained the Stamp Office's efforts to verify whether property purchases excluded from the scope of the Buyer's Stamp Duty were in fact carried out by Hong Kong permanent residents.

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IRS Issues 2014 Foreign Housing Tax Deduction Limits

18/4/2014

The Internal Revenue Service has issued Notice 2014-29 that provides inflation-adjusted limitations on foreign housing expenses for the 2014 tax year, and shows that Hong Kong, Moscow, and Geneva are judged to be the three most expensive foreign cities to live in for purposes of the United States tax code's foreign housing exclusion.

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Egypt Committed To VAT And An Equitable Tax Base

17/4/2014

Egypt's interim Government is currently drafting tax law amendments to expand the tax base and to tackle tax evasion and avoidance, Egypt's newly appointed Finance Minister, Hany Kadry Dimian, said.

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Andorra Credit Outlook Negative Despite Fiscal Reforms

17/4/2014

Despite an ongoing reform of the Andorran tax structure and efforts to diversify the economy, international ratings agency Standard and Poor's has attached a negative outlook to Andorra's A-/A-2 long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings.

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Sharjah Free Zone Teams Up With Dubai Bank

17/4/2014

The Commercial Bank of Dubai and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen trade and commercial co-operation in the zone as well as throughout the United Arab Emirates.

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Obama Has Proposed 442 Tax Hikes, ATR Calculates

17/4/2014

Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases, according to an Americans for Tax Reform analysis of his United States federal budgets for the fiscal years from 2010 to 2015.

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Vietnamese Tax Revenue Receipts Boom

16/4/2014

Vietnamese tax collections in the first three months of 2014 reached VND134 trillion (USD6.37bn), 16.5 percent greater than in the same period in 2013, and the highest first-quarter revenue seen in the past three years.

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Australia, China To Quicken FTA Negotiations

17/4/2014

It was suggested that the pace of negotiations on the proposed free trade agreement between the two countries should be quickened, following a recent visit by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to China.

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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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