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Mexico, Turkey Hold Fifth Round Of FTA Talks

3/8/2015

Mexico and Turkey held a fifth round of negotiations towards a free trade agreement between July 21 and 24.

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Brazil's Manaus Free Zone Reviews Regulations

3/8/2015

Brazil's Manaus Free Zone announced on July 30, 2015, that it is reviewing several of its regulatory frameworks.

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UK Tax Authority Praised In Annual Review

3/8/2015

The UK's Public Accounts Committee has begun its annual inquiry into HM Revenue and Customs's accounts.

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Kenya Introduces Online-Only Tax Return Filing

3/8/2015

In a recent public notice, the Kenya Revenue Authority announced that it will only accept e-filed value-added tax, pay-as-you-earn, and income tax returns from August 1, 2015.

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US Expatriations Unexpectedly Slow Down In Q2

3/8/2015

The number of US taxpayers who gave up their passports or their green cards in the second quarter of 2015 fell to 460, according to Treasury Department statistics published in the Federal Register.

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HMRC Wins Accelerated Payments Challenge

3/8/2015

UK tax authority HM Revenue and Customs has won a challenge concerning the legality of its accelerated payments regime.

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Canada Consults On Budget Tax Measures

3/8/2015

The Canadian Finance Department has released for consultation draft legislative proposals to amend a non-disclosure penalty, tighten the dividend rules, and strengthen anti-avoidance regulations.

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No TPP Deal, Despite 'Significant Progress' In Hawaii

3/8/2015

While "significant progress" was said to have been made during the latest negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, trade ministers from the twelve negotiating states left Hawaii on July 31 without concluding the trade treaty.

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Italian Patent Box To Be Implemented

3/8/2015

The decree to implement Italy's "patent box" has been signed by Minister of the Economy and Finance Pier Carlo Padoan and Minister of Economic Development Federica Guidi and should be gazetted shortly.

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UK Families' Lifetime Tax Burden Revealed

3/8/2015

Over a lifetime, the average UK household will pay GBP734,240 (USD1.1m) in direct and indirect taxes, according to research by the Taxpayers' Alliance.

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Chile, Korea To Upgrade FTA

31/7/2015

Chile and South Korea discussed plans to upgrade their bilateral free trade agreement during a meeting on July 23, 2015.

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Indonesia To Offer Tax Holidays To More Industries

31/7/2015

The Indonesian Government has announced its intention to amend regulations to extend the list of "pioneer" industries able to take advantage of tax holidays.

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Indian Gov't Closer To Implementing GST

31/7/2015

India's Cabinet has approved a proposal to provide full compensation to states for five years once the long-awaited goods and services tax is installed, in a bid to secure support from opposition parties and states for the reform.

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Peru, Mercosur To Accelerate Tariff Reduction

31/7/2015

The governments of Peru and Brazil have agreed to strengthen their bilateral trade relations, including through the removal of tax barriers to trade.

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US Congress Passes Three-Month Highway Funding Bill

31/7/2015

Unable to agree on longer-term tax revenue steams to finance the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the US House of Representatives and the Senate have passed a short-term bill to extend the federal highway funding program for only three months, until October 29, 2015.

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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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