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UK Oil And Gas Authority Makes Tax Recommendations

27/2/2015

The UK's new Oil and Gas Authority has said that the overall tax burden on the industry will need to fall as the cost of tapping reserves rises.

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Hong Kong Reviewing Property Tax Measures

27/2/2015

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, Hong Kong's Secretary for Transport and Housing, has disclosed that the Government will next month present the findings of a review into the impact of stamp duty measures to the Legislative Council's Panel on Housing.

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Germany Referred To ECJ Over VAT Exemption For Shared Services

27/2/2015

The European Commission has referred Germany to the European Court of Justice for its failure to comply with European Union law on value-added tax exemptions for shared services.

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IRS Providing Record-Low Taxpayer Service

27/2/2015

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson has testified that US taxpayers are receiving "the worst levels of taxpayer service" from the Internal Revenue Service since records began in 2001.

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EC Gives France More Time To Reduce Deficit

27/2/2015

The European Commission has reviewed the progress being made by France, Italy, and Belgium to comply with the Stability and Growth Pact.

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ECJ To Hear Case On Portuguese Vehicle Taxes

27/2/2015

Portugal has failed to respond to a European Commission request for it to amend its registration tax rules for imported second-hand vehicles. The matter has been referred to the European Court of Justice.

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France Allows UK To Share Stolen Bank Data

27/2/2015

France has agreed that the UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, can share certain stolen customer account data with other law enforcement agencies to tackle fiscal crime.

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Cyberonics Merges With Sorin, Domiciles In UK

27/2/2015

Two medical device companies, Cyberonics Inc from the United States and Italy's Sorin SpA, have agreed to form a joint medical devices company with a combined equity value of USD2.7bn and will take advantage of the lower tax rate in the United Kingdom.

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UK FRC Announces Change To FRS 102

27/2/2015

The Financial Reporting Council in the UK on February 27, 2015, issued amendments to Financial Reporting Standard 102 – Pension obligations to clarify aspects of the accounting for defined benefit pension plans by UK and Irish entities.

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Peru Ups Research And Development Tax Breaks

27/2/2015

Peru's Congress has approved plans to offer tax incentives to companies investing in scientific research, technological development, and innovation.

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WTO To Hear EU-Washington State Tax Dispute

26/2/2015

The World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body established a panel on February 23, 2015, to study a complaint by the European Union against the United States over alleged tax incentives for the manufacturing of large commercial aircraft.

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OECD: UK Tax System Could Be More Efficient

26/2/2015

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has said that the UK could take action to increase revenue and make the tax system more efficient.

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China, South Korea Initial FTA

26/2/2015

On February 25, 2015, China and South Korea initialed the text of their free trade agreement, negotiations towards which began in May 2012 and were completed in November last year during a meeting in Beijing.

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South African Budget Hikes Personal Income Tax

26/2/2015

On February 25, South Africa's Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, presented a 2015 Budget that was said to be constrained by a slowing economy and lower-than-expected tax revenues.

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Hong Kong Budget Ups Tax Relief

26/2/2015

In his 2015-16 Annual Budget, announced on February 25, Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John C Tsang proposed a number of tax relief measures intended to preserve longer-term economic stability and provide a short-term boost.

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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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