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Germany Posts Record Surplus, But No Tax Cuts Due

3/9/2015

The German Government posted a record fiscal surplus in the first half of 2015 but appears to be rejecting calls for tax cuts.

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Panama Reviews AML, Tax Info Exchange Legislation

3/9/2015

Panama's Presidential High Level Commission for the Defense of International and Financial Services recently held a meeting to review the country's progress on improving tax transparency and combating money laundering.

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DLA Piper Releases New Digital VAT Guide

3/9/2015

DLA Piper has launched the second edition of its "Global VAT Guide: Cross border supplies of intangible services, rights, and digital content."

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Irish Tax Receipts Buoyant Ahead Of 2016 Budget

3/9/2015

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that the public finances are in a strong position as the Government prepares Budget 2016, with the latest Exchequer figures showing a ten percent year-on-year increase in tax revenues in the first eight months of 2015.

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US Taxpayers To Feel Effects Of Bracket Creep

3/9/2015

Based on recent 10-year budget projections from the Congressional Budget Office, the Tax Policy Center has projected that personal income tax revenues will continue to increase as a share of US gross domestic product over the long term.

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Switzerland Stands Firm On Stolen Data Information Requests

3/9/2015

The Swiss Federal Council has launched a consultation on proposed amendments to the Tax Administrative Assistance Act to clarify its application in the case of stolen data.

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Renzi Shrugs Off EU Property Tax Cut Criticism

3/9/2015

Premier Matteo Renzi has insisted that his Government is best placed to decide tax policy in Italy, following reports that European Union (EU) officials were against his proposal to cut property taxation.

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Philippine House Panel Set To Approve Income Tax Cut Bill

3/9/2015

The Ways and Means Committee of the Philippines House of Representatives will shortly approve a bill reducing corporate and personal income taxes, according to the committee's Chairman.

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Israel Mulls VAT, Corporate Tax Cut

3/9/2015

Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has revealed that he is considering tax cuts in order to boost the lackluster economy.

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Harper Promises To Improve Mining Tax Credit

3/9/2015

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said that, if re-elected, his Government would extend the Mineral Exploration Tax credit for three years to 2019.

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India To Exempt Foreign Investors From MAT

2/9/2015

The Indian Government has announced that foreign investors will not be required to pay the country's minimum alternate tax retrospectively, in a move designed to improve India's notoriously uncertain business environment.

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Brazil Planning Tax Hikes To Prop Up Finances

2/9/2015

Brazil's Finance Minister, Joaquim Levy, has said that the country needs to adopt revenue raising measures to balance the public accounts next year.

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Late Obamacare Data Hampers IRS Tax Credit Verification

2/9/2015

Delays in receiving data from Health Insurance Marketplaces led to challenges for the US Internal Revenue Service in processing tax returns and administering premium tax credits during the 2015 filing season, according to an interim report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

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Australian Think Tank Criticizes Super Tax Breaks

2/9/2015

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia has recommended an overhaul of superannuation tax concessions.

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Chinese VAT Should Be Levied On Fertilizers

2/9/2015

China introduced value-added tax on fertilizers from September 1.

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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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