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PwC Makes Predictions For UK Budget

3/7/2015

Professional services firm PwC anticipates that UK Chancellor George Osborne will seek to raise tax in his Summer Budget, but, following an election pledge, cannot hike income tax, national insurance, or value-added tax.

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Mexico Confirms VAT On Prepared Food

3/7/2015

The scope of Mexico's headline value-added tax rate includes prepared food items sold in supermarkets and convenience stores, the tax authority has confirmed.

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New Zealand Cuts Vehicle Levies

3/7/2015

Motor vehicle levy cuts came into force in New Zealand on July 1, 2015, Accident Compensation Corporation Minister Nikki Kaye said.

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IMF Supports Tax Reforms In Cyprus

3/7/2015

Cyprus has carried out a number of fiscal reforms under its economic adjustment program supported by an International Monetary Fund loan.

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Laws Released To Govern New Abu Dhabi Free Zone

3/7/2015

The Abu Dhabi Global Market, a soon-to-launch free zone in the United Arab Emirates, announced on June 30, 2015, that it has published draft financial services legislation for open-market consultation.

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Mexico-Panama FTA Effective

3/7/2015

The free trade agreement between Mexico and Panama became effective on July 1, 2015, Panama's Ministry of Trade and Industry said.

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Kenny, Fianna Fáil In Row Over Tax Hikes

3/7/2015

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has again pledged that his Government will cut taxes, but has come under fire for his claim that the country weathered the recession without resorting to income tax or value-added tax hikes.

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UK Labour Drops Call For 50p Tax Rate

3/7/2015

The UK Labour Party has dropped its pre-election commitment to seek the reintroduction of a 50 percent income tax rate, according to Shadow Chancellor Chris Leslie.

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China Exempts Oil, Gas Industry From Land Use Tax

3/7/2015

China's Ministry of Finance has announced that the temporary use of land by the oil and gas sector (including shale gas and coal-bed methane) was made exempt from urban land use tax with effect from July 1, 2015.

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Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Pact In Force

2/7/2015

A new double tax agreement and an accompanying protocol between New Zealand and Canada entered into force on June 26, 2015, which will lower withholding tax rates on certain cross-border income from August 1, 2015.

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Lower Tariffs Key To Tackling Poverty, Report Says

2/7/2015

The World Trade Organization and the World Bank said in a new joint report that reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade is essential to eliminating extreme poverty.

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South Africa Opens 2015 Tax Filing Season

2/7/2015

The South African Revenue Service launched its 2015 tax filing season on July 1.

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Australia To Improve Superannuation Tax Break

2/7/2015

The Australian Government will amend the income tax law to ensure that the existing MySuper tax relief covers the consequences of transfers within a super fund, where the transfer is required under the law.

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Ivory Coast To Slash Taxes On Tech

2/7/2015

The Government of the Ivory Coast has announced that it is to drastically cut taxes on computers and mobile phones.

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China To Miss 2015 Tax Revenue Target

1/7/2015

It appears unlikely that China will meet its budgetary target of a five percent increase in tax revenues this year, according to its Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, in comments alongside the presentation of a report on the Central Government's fiscal accounts to the State Council.

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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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