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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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IoD: UK Govt Should Better Promote Investment Tax Reliefs

31/7/2015

The Institute of Directors has called on the UK Government to promote the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme – arrangements that offer tax relief to investors in companies.

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First Year Success For Pre-Compiled Italian Tax Returns

31/7/2015

The Italian Revenue Agency has announced that the introduction, for the first time this year, of pre-filled income tax returns to individual taxpayers can be considered to have been a resounding success.

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WA Has Highest Payroll Tax Burden In Australia

31/7/2015

Western Australia imposes the highest payroll tax costs in the country, according to research from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre.

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PwC Considers Broader Implications Of Oz GST Reform

31/7/2015

The recent announcement that Australia will broaden its goods and services tax to cover all overseas online transactions under AUD1,000 (USD727) has implications for New Zealand, professional services firm PwC has said.

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PAC Investigates UK Tax Credit Fraud And Error

31/7/2015

The Public Accounts Committee has launched an inquiry into fraud and error in the UK's tax credits and benefits systems.

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Dominica 2016 Budget Cuts Real Estate Taxes

30/7/2015

Caribbean island Dominica has cut real estate taxes and introduced a number of VAT concessions in the 2015/2016 National Budget in an effort to stimulate the tourism and real estate sectors.

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Australian Tax Reforms Boost SME Confidence

30/7/2015

There has been a modest rise in Australian small business confidence since the introduction of targeted tax reforms in May's Budget, National Australia Bank has reported.

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Kenya Confirms Capital Gains Tax Arrangements

30/7/2015

Kenya has clarified forthcoming changes that will replace the nation's capital gains tax with a new withholding tax for securities trading activities.

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Ukraine Introduces New Online VAT Platform

30/7/2015

The Fiscal Service of the Ukraine has switched the administration of VAT to a new electronic system.

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Chile Talks Tax Reform With Business Groups

30/7/2015

Chile's Undersecretary of Finance, Alejandro Micco, on July 29, 2015, launched a round of talks with business associations, auditors, and tax experts on the implementation of tax reform measures.

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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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