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China Hikes Tax On Luxury Car Imports

2/12/2016

In an effort to "guide reasonable consumption and promote energy conservation," China's State Council has approved a consumption tax on the retail value of ultra-luxury imported cars, such as Ferrari and Rolls-Royce cars.

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EFTA Approves Eco Tax Incentives For Norwegian Ships

2/12/2016

The European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority has approved a tax-based state aid scheme aimed at reducing maritime transport pollution in Norway.

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Belgian Pension Funds Rally Against EU FTT

2/12/2016

Belgian pension funds have urged the Government to withdraw from the proposed European Union financial transaction tax, warning that the tax could "devastate" the industry.

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OECD Recommends Italian Shift To Property Taxation

2/12/2016

In its latest economic survey, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has concurred with previous comments by the European Commission and International Monetary Fund and recommended increased Italian property taxation.

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OECD Reports On Tax Trends In Asia

2/12/2016

Southeast Asian countries have recently made advancements towards expanding their tax bases but further effort is needed, says a new report from the OECD.

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Mainland-Hong Kong Bond Trading Framework Recommended

2/12/2016

Hong Kong's Financial Services Development Council has released a report proposing the establishment of a "Bond Market Connect," which would promote the development of bond trading between Mainland China and Hong Kong.

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South Africa's Tax Plans Secure It Stable Credit Rating

2/12/2016

Both Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings have kept their investment grade ratings for South Africa, following the additional fiscal consolidation contained in the Government's recent 2016 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement.

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Switzerland, South Africa To Automatically Exchange Tax Info

2/12/2016

Switzerland and South Africa have agreed to automatically exchange tax information from 2019.

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Transfer Pricing Behind Jump In UK Tax In Dispute

2/12/2016

The amount of tax potentially underpaid by big businesses by shifting profits to other jurisdictions has increased by 60 percent in the last year, to GBP3.8bn (USD4.8bn), according to figures obtained by international law firm Pinsent Masons.

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EU Announces Massive Overhaul To EU Digital VAT Rules

2/12/2016

The European Commission on December 1 unveiled a series of measures to improve the value-added tax environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. The proposals are intended to enable consumers and companies – in particular start-ups and SMEs – to buy and sell goods and services more easily online.

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Sanders To Introduce US 'Outsourcing Tax' Legislation

1/12/2016

US Senator Bernie Sanders has stated his intention to introduce legislation into Congress that would impose an "outsourcing tax" on companies moving jobs out of the United States, as well as stripping them of their US tax breaks and benefits.

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CRA's Handling Of Income Tax Objections Criticized

1/12/2016

The Canada Revenue Agency does not process income tax objections in a timely manner, according to a new report by the Auditor General.

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EU Claims WTO Victory In Boeing Tax Break Case

1/12/2016

The EU has claimed victory in a WTO dispute with the US over tax treatment afforded by the state of Washington to Boeing.

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IRS Commits To Provide Better Service To ID Theft Victims

1/12/2016

The US Internal Revenue Service has committed to improve its support for victims of identity theft.

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MENA Airlines Concerned About Rising Tax Burden

1/12/2016

Aviation industry players in the Middle East and North Africa region are concerned about rising taxes and charges, says the International Air Transport Association.

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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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