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EU Proposes Reduced VAT Rates For E-books

27/7/2016

The European Commission has launched a consultation on changing the value-added tax rules that apply to electronically supplied publications such as e-books to enable them to benefit from the same, reduced VAT rates as for printed publications.

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Property Tax Reform China's Next Priority

27/7/2016

Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei has indicated that the Government's next tax reform priority will be to introduce the long-awaited regional and local property tax.

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UK Workers Warned On Umbrella Company Rule Changes

27/7/2016

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group has urged UK workers to consider their relationship with umbrella companies carefully, following the introduction of strict new travel and subsistence relief rules.

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OECD Reviews Italian Tax Administration

27/7/2016

Italy would gain much from reforming tax administration as the country has a relatively high and stable tax-to-GDP ratio but compliance levels are low, according to the OECD.

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Mexico Ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement

27/7/2016

Mexico ratified the World Trade Organization's Trade Facilitation Agreement on July 26, 2016.

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Indian Telecoms Firms Seek GST Clarity

27/7/2016

The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India has called on the Indian Government to release guidance on how the value added services provided by the telecoms industry will be taxed under the proposed goods and services tax.

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Industry Calls For Extension Of Irish Film Tax Breaks

27/7/2016

Ireland's Audiovisual Federation has called on the Government to confirm the extension of the film and television tax relief beyond 2020.

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Ireland Aims To Streamline VAT Registration Process

27/7/2016

The Irish tax authority has said that it has enhanced its online services to enable supporting documentation to be uploaded at the same time that a VAT registration application is submitted.

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New Zealand's Greens Push For Carbon Tax

27/7/2016

Strong action from New Zealand to tackle climate pollution could boost economic growth and fund tax breaks for ordinary New Zealanders, says the nation's Green Party, drawing on research from the University of Auckland.

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US Democratic Party Issues Election Manifesto

26/7/2016

The Democratic Party platform for the 2016 presidential election includes provisions to ensure that "the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations must pay their fair share of taxes."

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Poland's Controversial Supermarket Tax Approved

26/7/2016

Polish lawmakers have approved legislation for the country's controversial new retail tax, which will apply on the sales of certain supermarkets.

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Canada To Improve GST/HST Legislation

26/7/2016

The Canadian Government has announced that it will revise and clarify goods and services tax and harmonized sales tax rules.

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Hollande To May: No Free Trade Without Freedom Of Movement

26/7/2016

French President Francois Hollande has told the new UK Prime Minister that the UK cannot be part of the Single Market unless it accepts the freedom of movement of persons.

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UK Firms Set Out 'Brexit' Wish List

26/7/2016

The Confederation of British Industry has set out the five principles it believes will be key in the UK's Brexit negotiations with the European Union, including maintaining tariff-free access to the EU market.

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Belgium Relaxes Summer VAT Deadlines

26/7/2016

The Belgian Finance Ministry has announced the extension of certain value-added tax deadlines during the summer vacation period.

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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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