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OECD In Push For 'Tax Fairness'

22/7/2016

Governments should look to use tax policies to share the benefits of economic growth more evenly among their citizens, the OECD has said in a new report, Tax Design for Inclusive Economic Growth.

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Ireland Urged To Support Entrepreneurs

22/7/2016

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association has called on the Government to announce a Budget that will support the competitiveness of Irish businesses and make Ireland more attractive to foreign entrepreneurs.

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CIOT Warns Over UK Govt's Online VAT Proposals

22/7/2016

The Chartered Institute of Taxation has recommended that the UK Government rethink its approach to ensuring that online sellers pay the correct amount of value-added tax.

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Nordea Bank Concludes Panama Papers Probe

22/7/2016

Following an internal investigation, Nordea Bank S.A. has announced that its Luxembourg unit did not encourage clients to evade taxes by establishing corporate structures registered offshore.

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Austria To Rein In Bank Tax

22/7/2016

The Austrian Government has proposed reducing the burden of the nation's banking levy and calculating it based on a bank's earnings rather than assets.

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PwC Makes Case For Romanian Film Tax Incentives

22/7/2016

Romania could see a five-fold increase in movie productions if it introduced targeted tax incentives, says PwC.

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China, Macau Amend Double Tax Agreement

22/7/2016

The third protocol to the double taxation agreement between Mainland China and Macau was signed in Beijing on July 19, 2016.

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Irish Revenue Discusses Fund Management VAT Exemption

22/7/2016

The Irish Revenue Commissioners has set out its response to the European Court of Justice's (ECJ's) ruling in GfBk – Gesellschaft für Börsenkommunikation mbH v Finanzamt Bayreuth (Case C-275/11).

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El Salvador, Bolivia Conclude Second Round Of Trade Talks

22/7/2016

El Salvador and Bolivia on July 20-21, 2016, held a second round of negotiations towards a Partial Scope Agreement that would lower tariffs on trade between the two countries.

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South Africa Revises New Voluntary Disclosure Program

22/7/2016

The South African National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service are inviting further comments on the details of the special voluntary disclosure program that was announced on February 24 in the 2016 Budget.

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May: UK Will Wait Until 2017 To Take Brexit Action

21/7/2016

The UK's new Prime Minister, Theresa May, has said that her Government will not trigger Brexit negotiations this year.

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US Bill Introduced To Halt Online Sales Taxes

21/7/2016

Jim Sensenbrenner, a member (and former chairman) of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, has introduced legislation to prohibit US states from imposing sales tax collection requirements on individuals with no physical presence in the taxing state.

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UK Issues Guidance On Tax Changes For Landlords

21/7/2016

HM Revenue and Customs has published guidance on the changes to tax relief for UK landlords that will be phased in from 2017.

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IRS Strengthens Identity Protection PIN Authentication

21/7/2016

On July 19, the US Internal Revenue Service announced that the "Get an IP PIN" tool has returned to its website, together with a stronger authentication process to help protect taxpayers.

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Filipino Businesses Call For Tax Reform

21/7/2016

Over 450 delegates representing the Philippines' major business organizations, who met at a recent conference at SM Lanang, have identified tax reform as their topmost priority.

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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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