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CBO Reduces US Corporate Tax Revenue Forecast

29/8/2014

In its latest estimates, the Congressional Budget Office has maintained its forecast for a reduced United States federal budget deficit this year, but has had to increase it from the forecast made in April, mostly because of lower-than-anticipated receipts from corporate income taxes.

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New French Economy Minister Appointed After Austerity Row

29/8/2014

France's new Economy Minister, Emmanuel Macron, has conceded that tax increases between 2010 and 2013 were "too much," after his predecessor's objections to continuing austerity triggered a cabinet reshuffle earlier this week.

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Newmont To Resume Indonesian Operations After Tax Deal

29/8/2014

Newmont Mining has agreed to enter into negotiations with the Indonesian Government and resume copper concentrate production, following the latter's publication of a new regulation confirming its offer of concessionary export duty rates to companies that agree to invest in smelting facilities in the country.

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NZ Welcomes Changes To ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA

29/8/2014

New Zealand's trade minister, Tim Groser, has welcomed the signing of a Protocol to amend the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA).

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Singapore's High Compliance Level Sustains Tax Collections

29/8/2014

In its 2013/14 Annual Report, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore disclosed that its efforts to achieve a high level of voluntary compliance continued to pay off, as on-time filing rates improved across all tax types and tax arrears continued to decline.

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Swiss Federal Council Rejects 'Basic Income' Proposals

29/8/2014

The Swiss Federal Council has rejected proposals for an "unconditional basic income" and warned that taxes would have to be dramatically increased to fund any such measure.

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Saudi Arabia Joins MAT Convention

29/8/2014

On August 25, 2014, Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, approved the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.

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RCEP Meeting Confirms End-2015 Completion Target

29/8/2014

The second meeting of Economic Ministers from the participating countries in the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and its free trade agreement partners – China, South Korea, India, Japan, Australia and New Zealand – was held in Myanmar on August 27.

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Zambia To Relax VAT Rule On Exports

28/8/2014

After the leak of a confidential letter dated July 15, 2014, Zambia's Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda has now confirmed that he has asked President Michael Sata to approve the relaxation of a value added tax regulation for exporters.

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Austrian FM Quits Over Tax Reform Disagreements

29/8/2014

Austria's finance minister and vice chancellor, Michael Spindelegger, resigned from both posts on August 26, 2014, due to disagreements within his party over how to implement tax reforms.

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ASEAN Members Launch Cross-Border Fund Framework

29/8/2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Capital Markets Forum has announced that its Framework for cross-border offering of collective investment schemes is now operational in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, three of its member jurisdictions.

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China's SAT Investigates Transfer Pricing

28/8/2014

In its ongoing efforts to control tax evasion, China's State Administration of Taxation has recently published an instruction (Tax Office General Fa [2014] No 146), calling on national and local tax bureaus to investigate the transfer pricing practices of Chinese enterprises.

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IRS Issues 2014-2015 Priority Guidance Plan

29/8/2014

The United States Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have announced the release of the latter's 2014-2015 Priority Guidance Plan, which is intended to focus resources on guidance items that are most important to taxpayers and tax administration.

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Spain Claims Loss Of EUR1bn To Gibraltar Tax Regime

29/8/2014

A high ranking Spanish politician has claimed that the Spanish government misses out on EUR1bn (USD1.3bn) of tax revenues each year as a result of Gibraltar's tax regime.

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Singapore Finalizes Changes To GST Law Amendments

28/8/2014

Singapore's Ministry of Finance has announced the results of its public consultation on the draft Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill 2014, which was held from June 11 to July 1, 2014.

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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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