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HMRC Notes Shift In Multinational Tax Culture

26/8/2016

UK tax authority HM Revenue and Customs has published the results of its 2015 Large Business Survey, which it said suggest "a shift to a more compliant mind-set among large businesses in terms of tax planning."

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Ireland Consults On US Double Tax Agreement Changes

26/8/2016

The Irish Finance Department has launched a consultation on changes to the country's tax agreement with the US.

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Irish Gov't Discusses Tax Before October Budget

26/8/2016

The Irish Government has said that it does not intend to increase property tax in October's Budget.

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Irish Tech Sector Calls For Rethink On EC State Aid Probes

26/8/2016

ICT Ireland and the Irish Software Association have called on the European Commission to reassess its approach toward state aid rules, warning that its tax ruling probes are undermining market certainty and hampering investment.

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Nigeria Urged To Rethink Communication Services Tax

26/8/2016

A proposed service tax on certain electronically supplied services in Nigeria will increase the costs of doing business and make internet access unaffordable for a vast swathe of the population, the Government has been warned.

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Singapore, Ethiopia Sign Tax Pact

26/8/2016

Singapore and Ethiopia signed on August 24 a double tax agreement that will cap withholding tax rates on dividends, interest, and royalties.

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UK Consults On Taxation Of Salary Sacrifice Benefits

26/8/2016

The UK Government is consulting on proposals to limit the range of benefits-in-kind that attract income tax and National Insurance contributions advantages when provided as part of salary sacrifice arrangements.

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US Treasury Paper Criticizes EU State Aid Inquiries

26/8/2016

The US Treasury Department has released a white paper outlining the Department's concerns with the European Commission's recent state aid investigations.

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Dubai, Abu Dhabi Tax-Free Zones In Regulatory Pact

26/8/2016

The regulators of the Dubai International Financial Center and the Abu Dhabi Global Market have agreed to support each other on enforcing international financial market regulations.

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French Employers Non-Plussed By SME Tax Cut Plan

26/8/2016

The French Government intends to introduce a partial corporate tax cut in its Budget for 2017, according to Prime Minister Manuel Valls, although the proposal has been criticized as a complex "half measure" by France's main employers' federation.

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India Cabinet Agrees Cypriot Tax Treaty Changes

25/8/2016

The Indian Cabinet on August 24 approved the signature of a double tax agreement protocol with Cyprus that would tackle "round tripping" and base erosion and profit shifting.

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Irish Brewers Call For Beer Excise Duty Cut

25/8/2016

The Irish Brewers Association has called on the Government to reduce the excise tax burden on the sector.

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IRS Eases Retirement Plan Rollovers

25/8/2016

The US Internal Revenue Service has announced a self-certification procedure designed to help recipients of retirement plan distributions who inadvertently miss the 60-day time limit for properly rolling these amounts into another retirement plan or individual retirement arrangement.

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Japanese Cabinet Signs Off On Sales Tax Delay

25/8/2016

Japan's Cabinet has approved a decision to delay the hike to the nation's consumption tax for two and a half years.

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Morrison Discusses Western Australian Mining Tax Hike

25/8/2016

Australia's federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, has criticized the Western Australian Nationals' proposal to increase tax on Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

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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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