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Australia Preparing For 2015 Budget

22/12/2014

The Australian Government has launched consultations for its 2015-16 Budget, just days after the Treasurer announced that he would not attempt to replace falling revenues through new or higher taxes.

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EU Challenges 'Protectionist' Brazilian Tax Perks

22/12/2014

The World Trade Organization on December 17, 2014, established a panel to examine a complaint by the European Union that several Brazilian programs in the automobile, information, communications technology and automation sectors confer tax advantages on domestic products over imports.

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Filipino Revenues Up After Sin Tax Hikes

22/12/2014

Filipino excise tax receipts from sales of tobacco and alcohol were up some 40 percent during the first nine months of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013. At PHP91.6bn (USD2bn) for the period, they came in some PHP27bn ahead of budget projects.

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Ireland To Use New Marker For Lower Duty Fuels

22/12/2014

Ireland and the UK have identified a new product to mark rebated fuels, which will be implemented in Ireland from midnight on March 31, 2015.

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Luxembourg Supports EU Tax Ruling Reforms

22/12/2014

The Luxembourg Government is to provide the European Commission with a list of the tax rulings issued by its tax authorities, along with a list of the beneficiaries of its concessionary tax regime for intellectual property income.

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Internet Tax Out Of The Question Despite US Reforms

22/12/2014

Ron Wyden, the outgoing Senate Finance Committee Chairman and the author of the Internet Tax Freedom Act, has said that proposals to reclassify Internet access services could not lead to the introduction of new taxes or fees on the Internet by the back door.

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South Korea Preparing Islamic Finance Tax Rules

22/12/2014

At a roundtable in Pyeongchang, the CEO of the Franco-American Alliance for Islamic Finance, Camille Paldi, noted that, while South Korea has taken many steps towards entering the global Islamic finance market, its tax code has yet to be amended to facilitate sukuk issuance.

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TTIP Deal 'Undoubtedly Beneficial' For EU, Says UK

22/12/2014

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has called on European businesses to unite to "bust the myths" around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations, describing the proposed deal as "a free boost to the European economy."

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Koskinen Warns Of IRS Budget Squeeze Effects

22/12/2014

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen has repeated warnings that, as well as a further curtailment to taxpayer services next year, the continuing reduction in the agency's Budget for 2015 will also affect the filing season due to start in February.

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German Court Orders Inheritance Tax Overhaul

22/12/2014

Germany's Federal Constitutional Court on December 17, 2014, ordered the Government to make changes to a law that grants inheritance tax breaks to family businesses.

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Buying Power Boosts UK's Pay Ranking

22/12/2014

A new report has found that middle-management salaries in the UK lag behind Switzerland, Luxembourg and Germany by more than GBP10,000 (USD15,600), but that comparatively low gross pay for professionals in Britain is compensated for by greater "buying power" due to low taxes and cheaper living costs.

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Few Changes In British Virgin Islands' 2015 Budget

19/12/2014

The Government of the British Virgin Islands has announced a number of measures in the 2015 Budget to expand the territory's revenue base.

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New Zealand Surplus Possible, Despite Hiccough

19/12/2014

New Zealand's fiscal position remains strong, despite an announcement from the Government that it will push back the timeframe for achieving a fiscal surplus, Fitch Ratings has said.

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Stable Tax Policies In St Kitts And Nevis Budget

19/12/2014

Saint Kitts and Nevis expects that tax revenue will have increased by 7.8 percent in 2014, compared with 2013 levels, after numerous reforms to put the territory's fiscal house in order in recent years.

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World Bank Advises Croatia On Tax Reform

19/12/2014

The World Bank has told Croatia that the nation's tax take could be boosted by modernizing the country's property taxes, reducing tax exemptions, and improving compliance levels.

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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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