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Luxembourg To Support Ireland In Apple Case

29/3/2017

Luxembourg is expected to be one of a number of member states to support Ireland in its appeal against the European Commission's ruling in the Apple state aid case.

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New Zealand Seeks Input On Automatic Tax Information Exchange

29/3/2017

New Zealand has asked taxpayers for input on countries that lack the safeguards to ensure information automatically exchanged under the Common Reporting Standard remains confidential.

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Quebec Announces Income Tax Reforms

29/3/2017

The Quebec Government has announced plans to increase the income tax-free threshold and retroactively reduce the health contribution for 2016.

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Report Warns Of Emerging Irish Motor Tax Shortfall

29/3/2017

The July 2008 switch to taxing Irish cars based on carbon emissions will cost the Government EUR260m (USD282.3m) in revenue by 2024, says a new report.

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Slovenia Urged To Lower Labor Tax Burden

29/3/2017

Slovenia should eliminate preferential tax treatment for pension income and enhance capital gains tax collections from high net-worth individuals, the International Monetary Fund has said.

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Trinidad And Tobago To Implement Property Tax

29/3/2017

Trinidad and Tobago is to begin assessing taxpayers' liability to its new property tax.

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UK Considers Response To Construction Industry VAT Fraud

29/3/2017

HM Revenue and Customs has launched a consultation on options for combating fraud on labor provision in the UK construction sector.

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IRS Prepares For 'Revenue From Contracts With Customers' Standard

29/3/2017

The Internal Revenue Service has published a proposed revenue procedure in Notice 2017-17 for taxpayers seeking to change a method of accounting for recognizing income after the adoption of the new financial accounting standards for recognizing revenue (IFRS 15).

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Irish Income Tax Regime Relatively Progressive, Report Says

29/3/2017

The Economic and Social Research Institute has published a new report that tracks the sensitivity of Irish income tax and Universal Social Charge revenues to changes in income.

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IMF Discusses Israeli Real Property Tax Reform Agenda

29/3/2017

The International Monetary Fund has commented on Israel's recent reforms to property tax measures, which were intended to cool the property market.

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Hong Kong's New CE To Pursue Competitive Tax Regime

28/3/2017

On March 26, Carrie Lam was elected Hong Kong's new chief executive, with a promise that she would pursue a "new tax policy direction" in the territory.

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HMRC Consult On Improving Online VAT Collection

28/3/2017

HM Revenue and Customs has launched a consultation on an alternative method of collecting value-added tax on online business to consumer sales.

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Irish Revenue Publishes Help To Buy Incentive Statistics

28/3/2017

The Irish Revenue has said that it has so far received 4,417 applications for the Help To Buy tax incentive and has approved claims worth EUR6.3m (USD6.8m).

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IRS 'Ignored Warnings' Over Compromised IP PIN Program

28/3/2017

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says the Internal Revenue Service ignored warnings regarding a security breach to its Identity Protection Personal Identification Number program.

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MEPs Approve Hybrid Mismatch Proposals

28/3/2017

Members of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee have backed proposals to further tackle hybrid mismatch arrangements.

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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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