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US Senate Republicans Block 'Bring Jobs Home Act'

1/8/2014

On July 30, the Republican party in the United States Senate, by a 54-42 procedural vote that divided on partisan lines and required at least 60 votes to move the bill to a definitive vote, succeeded in defeating the Bring Jobs Home Act, which would have provided a 20 percent tax credit against companies' expenses incurred when bringing jobs back to the country.

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ACCC Explains Role In Carbon Tax Repeal

1/8/2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will use data gathered through its monitoring activity to assess any failures by businesses to pass through all carbon tax cost savings to customers.

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Cameron Would 'Love' To Raise Higher Rate Threshold

1/8/2014

David Cameron has said that he understands the problems associated with the low threshold for the UK's higher rate of income tax, but warned that he cannot yet make any promises for reform.

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US Congress Urged To Deny Contracts To Inverters

1/8/2014

With pressure growing for the United States Congress to move forward on legislation to halt the flow of "corporate inversions" in the short-term, the Fair Federal Contracts Act has been introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, to add a provision to prohibit federal contracts going to corporations that reincorporate overseas.

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EU, Cameroon Implement Economic Partnership Agreement

31/7/2014

The European Union and Cameroon are to implement an interim Economic Partnership Agreement that will give Cameroonian exports duty- and quota-free access to the European market.

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South Korea Confirms Fiscal Support For The Economy

31/7/2014

During his participation in a forum on July 28, South Korea's Minister of Strategy and Finance, and Deputy Prime Minister, Choi Kyung Hwan confirmed that the Government's future tax policies will be designed around the pressing need to provide a boost to the country's economy recovery.

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ACCA Questions Legality Of UK 'Bank Raid' Powers

1/8/2014

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has warned that proposals to give HM Revenue and Customs powers to "raid" money from taxpayers' bank accounts risk being unconstitutional.

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EU VAT Place Of Supply Guide In 23 Languages

31/7/2014

The European Commission has confirmed that explanatory notes providing guidance on EU place of supply changes for telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services from January 1, 2015, are now available in 23 languages, and its mini One Stop Shop guidance is now available in 27.

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Russia Told To Repay USD50bn In Yukos Tax Ruling

1/8/2014

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has found that the Russian Federation subjected the oil company Yukos to tax reassessments with the objective of destroying the firm and expropriating its assets. It ruled that former Yukos shareholders should be paid USD50bn in compensation.

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WB Urges Belarus To Rethink Taxation Of Energy

31/7/2014

The World Bank has put forward proposals for a reform of the "inefficient" heating tariff system in place in Belarus, in a report issued on July 25, 2014.

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Italian Tax Burden Said To Be Sabotaging Economy

31/7/2014

The effective tax burden in Italy reached a record 53.2 percent in 2013, according to analysis from business organization Confcommercio. It takes into account the significant size of the nation's gray economy, which is estimated to account for 17.3 percent of gross domestic product.

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Aus Winemakers Take Aim At NZ Tax Loophole

30/7/2014

The Australian government is being pressured to close a tax loophole that allows winemakers in New Zealand to take advantage of a tax rebate intended to support domestic producers.

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Canadian Tax Revenues Up

30/7/2014

The Canadian Government has said that it remains on track to balance the budget in 2015, after the latest Fiscal Monitor showed that revenues increased by 3.8 percent and the deficit fell by CAD1.6bn (USD1.5bn) in the first two months of the fiscal year.

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Freeport Reaches Mineral Export Tax Deal With Indonesia

31/7/2014

Freeport-McMoRan has announced that, following a revision by the Indonesian Government of the January 2014 regulations regarding export duties, its Indonesian subsidiary has reached an agreement whereby it will resume full operations immediately, and recommence exports of copper concentrates, expected from August 2014.

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IMF Recommends UK Property Tax Reform

30/7/2014

The International Monetary Fund has recommended a number of fiscal reforms for the United Kingdom, including an overhaul of property taxes.

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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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