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S Korea To Use FEZs To Attract Foreign Investment

28/8/2015

South Korea's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance, Choi Kyung Hwan, has announced that regulations will be eased in South Korea's eight free economic zones to enhance their ability to attract foreign direct investment.

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Canada's NDP Promises New Innovation Tax Credit

28/8/2015

Canadian Opposition leader Tom Mulcair has pledged to introduce an Innovation Tax Credit for the manufacturing sector if his party wins the October 19 general election.

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Manaus Free Zone To Simplify Procedures For New Businesses

28/8/2015

Brazil's Superintendency of the Manaus Free Trade Zone has taken a further step towards simplifying the procedures for establishing a business in the zone.

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Oz Assistant Treasurer Optimistic On Tax Reform

28/8/2015

"Tax reform is a key part of the Government's policy agenda to build jobs, growth, and opportunity," Australia's Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg has said.

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German-Speaking Finance Ministers Talk Tax

28/8/2015

Finance Ministers from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg met to discuss international tax developments on August 25.

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Taiwan To Hike CGT On Short-Term Property Purchases

28/8/2015

Taiwan's National Taxation Bureau has confirmed that the present luxury tax on the sale of properties will be cancelled on the same date as a new property capital gains tax comes into operation.

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IRS Adds To US Territory Residency Rules

28/8/2015

A notice of proposed rulemaking issued by the US Internal Revenue Service on August 26 has proposed amendments to the regulations for determining whether an individual is a bona fide resident of a US territory.

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Canadians 'Spend More On Taxes Than Basic Necessities'

28/8/2015

The average Canadian family spends more on taxes than food, clothing, and shelter combined, according to a new study released by think tank the Fraser Institute.

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Airbnb Agrees To Collect French Tourist Tax From Hosts

28/8/2015

Airbnb, a community temporary-accommodation marketplace, has announced that it will begin to collect France's tourist tax on behalf of accommodation providers.

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Taiwan, China Finally Sign Double Tax Deal

28/8/2015

A landmark double taxation agreement between China and Taiwan was signed on August 25.

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Harper Announces Tax Relief For Service Club Members

27/8/2015

A re-elected Conservative Government would permit service club membership fees to be included in an individual's claim under the annual Charitable Donations Tax Credit, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced.

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Italy's Renzi Asked To Back Up Tax Promises

27/8/2015

CGIA of Mestre, Italy's association of sole traders and small businesses, has challenged Premier Matteo Renzi to describe how he will find a total of EUR22.4bn to cover additional Government funding requirements this year, before he can begin to cut taxes further in 2016.

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Consumers To Have A Say On NZ Dumping Duties

27/8/2015

New Zealand's Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Paul Goldsmith, announced on August 27, 2015, that a test will be introduced into the country's anti-dumping regime to better balance consumer interests with those of the manufacturers threatened by dumped imports.

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Dubai Passes Legislation To Form Free Zone Council

27/8/2015

The ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced on August 25, 2015, that he has issued two decrees regarding the formation of the Dubai Free Zones Council.

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IRS Advises On ACA Information Return Reporting

27/8/2015

The US Internal Revenue Service recently held its eighth working group webinar on the Affordable Care Act Information Returns project, which is responsible for delivering and processing "employer mandate" data.

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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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