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India's FM Optimistic About Meeting Revenue Target

25/7/2014

Revenue targets fixed for direct taxes for the 2014/15 financial year would not only be achieved but would be surpassed, Arun Jaitley, India's finance minister said on July 21, 2014.

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MEPs, Trade Commissioner Discuss Policy

25/7/2014

Members of the European Parliament have quizzed Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht on the state of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks with the US and the fate of a proposed trade deal with Canada.

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Study Finds Richer Italian North Pays Less Local Tax

25/7/2014

SVIMEZ, the association for the industrial development of Southern Italy, has issued a study showing that Italy is divided in two by local tax burden trends – the richest regions have reduced their taxes, while the taxes paid in the poorest have increased.

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Billions Saved Under China's New VAT, Says SAT

25/7/2014

During a news briefing held by the State Administration of Taxation on July 24, 2014, to report half-year tax statistics, the tax agency said that the implementation of a value-added tax has secured savings worth a total of CNY267.9bn (USD43.3bn) for businesses, but some industries have benefited more than others.

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Bipartisan Support For 'Bring Jobs Home Act' In US Senate

25/7/2014

The United States Senate voted on July 23, by the wide bipartisan margin of 93-7, to push forward the Bring Jobs Home Act, which would provide a 20 percent tax credit against companies' expenses incurred when bringing jobs back to the country, while denying the deduction for expenses if jobs are outsourced abroad.

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HMRC Reminds Of Looming Tax Credit Renewal Deadline

25/7/2014

With the July 31, 2014, deadline fast approaching, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has highlighted that taxpayers who are eligible for tax credit payments can now, for the first time, renew their claims online.

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Ireland Clarifies Penalties For Non-Disclosure Of VAT Info

25/7/2014

Irish VAT-registered persons who fail to provide information requested by the tax authority may be liable to a fine of up to EUR4,000 (USD5,380) under powers introduced in the Finance (No. 2) Act 2013. The Irish Revenue has released eBrief no. 54/14 clarifying the circumstances in which the penalty will apply, and drawing attention to recently released Guidelines on the matter.

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Czech FM Chastises Parliament For Fuel Tax Cut Fiasco

25/7/2014

A bill to cut taxes on fuel was approved by the Czech lawmakers but later declared invalid amid warnings from the Prime Minister and Finance Minister that the bill would contravene EU law.

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Greek Tax Agency Takes Aim At HNWIs, VAT Payers

25/7/2014

The latest report from the European Commission's Task Force For Greece says that the country has achieved "good progress" in enhancing tax administration and enforcement, and also improving its engagement with taxpayers.

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Portugal Advised To Shift Tax Base Away From Labor

25/7/2014

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has released a report proposing a number of reforms to Portugal's tax system.

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IRS Having Difficulties Auditing Large Partnerships

25/7/2014

After being asked to study the challenges large partnerships pose for the Internal Revenue Service, and present its findings before the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the Government Accountability Office has shown that the agency audited only 0.8 percent of such entities in the 2012 fiscal year, compared to 27.1 percent for large corporations.

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Japan, Mongolia Ink Free Trade Deal

25/7/2014

Following a meeting in Tokyo between the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mongolia's President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, it has been announced that their two countries have reached an agreement on the substance of a bilateral free trade agreement.

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Serbia Warns Businesses On Non-Compliance Penalties

24/7/2014

Serbia's Tax Administration has issued a statement warning businesses to comply with tax rules relating to record-keeping and engaging workers, or else face heavy fines and trading suspensions of up to 60 days.

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IMF Recommends Tax Reforms For Moldova

24/7/2014

The International Monetary Fund has recommended a number of measures to help Moldova reduce its fiscal deficit.

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IMF Supports Chilean Tax Reforms

24/7/2014

The International Monetary Fund has said that it supports the objectives of the tax reform bill currently passing through Chile's legislature.

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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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