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Businesses Urge Greater Clarity On BEPS

28/12/2014

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's base erosion and profit shifting project is facing an uphill battle in reducing business skepticism on inter-governmental tax action, a recent survey has highlighted.

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US Congress Warns On India's Trade Policies

28/12/2014

Leading lawmakers on the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee have released the results of a United States International Trade Commission investigation into the effects of India's trade policies that discriminate against American exports and investment.

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Political Agreement Reached On New EU Customs Anti-Fraud Measures

28/12/2014

COREPER, the EU's Permanent Representatives Committee, has endorsed an agreement with the European Union aimed at cracking down on customs fraud.

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Independent Businesses Criticize 'New HMRC Red Tape'

26/12/2014

UK business groups have warned that new HM Revenue and Customs reporting regulations will create unnecessary red tape for flexible workers and seriously disrupt the labor market.

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UK Farmers Call For Tax Reform

26/12/2014

The UK's Tenant Farmers Association has called for further reform to the taxation environment within which landowners make decisions about letting.

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Argentinian Capital's 'Netflix Tax' Gets Green Light

26/12/2014

The Superior Court of the City of Buenos Aires has rejected an application to declare as "unconstitutional" the city's proposed "Netflix" tax, which will therefore apply to subscriber download purchases from February next year.

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WTO Rejects US Appeal In Countervailing Duty Dispute With China

28/12/2014

On December 18 a World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body Panel announced rulings in favor of China in a complex case dealing with countervailing duty (CVD) determinations and anti-dumping duties, mostly resulting from US treatment of China as a "non-market economy" (NME).

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Egypt Expands Electronic Tax Payment Requirements

26/12/2014

Under Law No. 201 of 2014, Egypt is to require financial services companies and public sector companies to pay corporation tax electronically.

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Czech Republic Amends New VAT Rules

28/12/2014

The President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, has approved last-minute amendments to the country's VAT rules for 2015, revising requirements relating to the new regular "control messages" that businesses must submit to help the Government counter VAT fraud, and postponing the inclusion of construction sites into the 21 percent VAT rate.

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NZ To Implement Tax Assistance Agreement Next Year

28/12/2014

The Convention on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters will be operational in New Zealand from January 1, 2015, Revenue Minister Todd McClay has said.

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OECD Consults On Interest Deductions, Financial Payments

26/12/2014

On December 18, 2014, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development released for public comments a discussion draft on base erosion and profit shifting Action 4, on interest deductions and other financial payments.

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South Africa Issues Revised CGT Guide

26/12/2014

The South African Revenue Service has issued a revised version of its Comprehensive Guide to Capital Gains Tax, so as to provide an update on various changes since the guide was last published in 2011.

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Political Agreement Paves Way For NI Tax Devolution

25/12/2014

Plans for the devolution of corporation tax powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly took a step forward this week, after leaders of the main political parties reached an agreement on key outstanding issues.

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Russia To Introduce Grain Export Tariff

26/12/2014

The Russian Government is to impose a temporary duty on the export of grain, due to falling prices caused by the weakening of the Russian rouble.

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Italy Approves 2015 Budget

26/12/2014

Italy's 2015 Budget Bill (legge di stabilità), the fiscal deficit in which has now been agreed by the European Commission, was also passed by both houses of parliament when the Chamber of Deputies approved it on December 22.

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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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