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Companies Bidding For UK Gov't Contracts 'Are Tax Compliant'

2/9/2014

A review of the UK Government's Tax and Procurement policy has revealed that those wishing to bid for relevant contracts are "very mindful" of the need to be tax compliant.

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China Confirms Electric Car Purchase Tax Exemption

2/9/2014

A statement from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and State Administration of Taxation has confirmed that China has introduced an exemption from the present 10 percent purchase tax for electric vehicles, with effect from September 1, 2014.

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Polish PM Sets Out Re-Election Tax Proposals

2/9/2014

Poland's Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, has pledged to reform the country's tax breaks for families to provide support to low income and large families.

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Tax Measure-Free Budget Planned For Mexico

2/9/2014

The head of Mexico's Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Luis Videgaray, has said that the Government will fulfill its promise not to increase the tax burden in the 2015 Budget.

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Sweden Urged To Review Property Sector Taxation

2/9/2014

The International Monetary Fund has advised Sweden to phase out the tax deduction for mortgage interest payments to remove tax breaks for taxpayers who accumulate debt.

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Confusion As India Extends Tax Audit Report Deadline

2/9/2014

India's Central Board of Direct Taxes has extended the deadline, until November 30, 2014, for furnishing a tax audit report for the financial year 2014/15, but the announcement has caused confusion.

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Irish SMEs Plan To Hire, But Hope For Tax Cuts

2/9/2014

27 percent of Ireland's small businesses intend to hire more permanent staff by the end of the year but continue to regard tax rates as too high, according to the Small Firms Association.

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Israeli Central Bank Calls For Fiscal Restraint

2/9/2014

Israel's Central Bank has once again issued a fiscal policy warning to the Government, cautioning that the introduction of value-added tax breaks without compensatory tax hikes will push the deficit to as high as 4 percent of gross domestic product, against a target of 2.5 percent.

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New Zealand PM Questioned On Tax Cuts

2/9/2014

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key was questioned over his party's tax agenda during the first televised leaders' debate ahead of this month's election.

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UK Theater Tax Breaks Now On Offer

2/9/2014

About 250 UK theater production companies can now claim an additional corporation tax deduction or payable tax credit after a new relief scheme was introduced from September 1.

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Tax Reforms Boosted Employment, Noonan Says

2/9/2014

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that the latest employment figures demonstrate the positive impact of his targeted tax measures.

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UK Lib Dems Plan Trio Of Wealth Taxes

1/9/2014

The UK Liberal Democrats' 2015 election manifesto will include a trio of new wealth taxes designed to help cut the deficit and ensure fairness in the tax system.

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Shanghai FTZ Issues Further Development Plans

2/9/2014

It has been announced by Shanghai's municipal government that, as part of the liberalization of services and trade within China's first pilot free-trade zone in the city, eight more international commodity trading exchanges will be established by 2015, while the policy of allowing for wholly foreign-owned international ship management companies is already bearing fruit.

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Seychelles Commits To Share Tax Info With G5

2/9/2014

The Seychelles is the latest country to commit to the automatic exchange of tax information as part of a scheme piloted by the Group of Five nations.

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TEI Supports Expansion Of Joint Venture GST/HST Election

1/9/2014

The Canadian Tax Executives Institute has released comments on proposed changes to the joint venture election, which is allowed under section 273 of the Excise Tax Act.

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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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