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Jafza Free Zone Seeking South Korean Firms

9/2/2016

The Consul General of South Korea in the United Arab Emirates, Heo Nam Duk, has visited the headquarters of the Jebel Ali Free Zone, to discuss deepening economic ties.

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Portuguese Budget Receives Cautious EU Nod

9/2/2016

The European Commission has said that revisions to Portugal's draft Budget for 2016 will better enable it to meet deficit reduction goals, although it is of the view that Portugal remains "at risk" of non-compliance with EU fiscal rules.

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HMRC Agrees New DOTAS IHT Hallmark 'Too Broad'

9/2/2016

HM Revenue and Customs has responded to the feedback on new hallmarks for the UK's Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes regime, agreeing that the scope of new hallmarks that would require the disclosure of some inheritance tax planning arrangements may be too broad.

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Betsson To Pay Disputed Back Taxes To Germany

8/2/2016

Betsson is to pay SEK113m (USD13.4m) in past gambling tax to the German Government in the hope of securing a license in a future regulated German gaming market.

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Germany Announces House Construction Tax Incentives

8/2/2016

The German Cabinet has approved a tax incentive bill intended to encourage the construction of new affordable-rent apartments to address a growing housing shortage in Germany.

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New Zealand Welcomes Trans Pacific Partnership Deal

8/2/2016

New Zealand's Trade Minister, Todd McClay, signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership on behalf of New Zealand on February 4, 2016.

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Trinidad And Tobago Issues Guidance On VAT Zero Rate

8/2/2016

Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Finance has released further guidance on the goods and services newly subject to a zero rate of VAT.

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Tax Relief 'Revived' UK Games Tax Industry

8/2/2016

Video Games Tax Relief "has played a key part in reviving the UK video games industry," according to Richard Wilson, Chief Executive of industry body TIGA.

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IRS Excess Collections File 'Needs To Be Improved'

8/2/2016

A Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration audit has found that over 80 percent of the records in the US Internal Revenue Service Excess Collection File represent USD4.75bn in tax credits to which taxpayers no longer have a legal claim.

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CRA Issues Guidance On Managing Tax Returns For The Deceased

8/2/2016

The Canada Revenue Agency has published guidance on managing the final tax returns for someone who has died.

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Think Tank Proposes UK Property CGT

8/2/2016

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research has called for the introduction of a capital gains tax on UK properties and said the revenue raised could be offset by scrapping stamp duty.

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President Obama's Budget To Include New Oil Tax

8/2/2016

President Barack Obama has indicated that he will propose a new tax on oil to finance infrastructural investments in the United States, as part of his last federal Budget plan for the 2017 fiscal year.

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Trinidad And Tobago To Field VAT Questions

5/2/2016

A value-added tax hotline has been set up by the Consumer Affairs Division of Trinidad's Ministry of Trade and Industry.

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Georgian Firms Contributing To CIT Overhaul Plans

5/2/2016

On January 30, 2016, Georgia's Ministry of Finance met with business organizations to discuss its plans to reform the country's corporate income tax regime.

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SARS Issues Revised List Of Reportable Tax Arrangements

5/2/2016

On February 3, the South African Revenue Service issued a Public Notice providing a revised list of all reportable tax arrangements under the Tax Administration Act, 2011.

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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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