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Slovak Republic May Reduce VAT on Food

25/5/2015

Slovakia's Prime Minister, Robert Fico, has announced his intention to slash value-added tax on basic foods.

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China, Colombia Launch Free Trade Talks

25/5/2015

China and Colombia have expressed an interest in signing a bilateral free trade agreement.

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US House Backs Permanent R&D Tax Credit

25/5/2015

The US House of Representatives has passed legislation that would simplify and strengthen the research and development tax credit and permanently enshrine it in the US tax code.

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EU To Implement New 'Ultimate Owner' Rules

25/5/2015

The European Parliament has endorsed plans to list the "ultimate owners" of companies on central registers in European Union countries.

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US Model Tax Convention Changes To Tackle Inversions

25/5/2015

On May 20, 2015, the US Department of the Treasury released for public comment draft updates to the US Model Income Tax Convention, including provisions to deny treaty benefits to companies that change their tax residence via inversion transactions.

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IMF Welcomes French Labor Tax Cut Plans

25/5/2015

The International Monetary Fund has welcomed measures taken by the French Government to reduce taxes on labor, but has said that more structural reform is needed to reduce France's unemployment rate.

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British Columbia Presses Ahead With New LNG Tax Regime

25/5/2015

British Columbia is to introduce a fixed depreciation rate regime for large Liquefied Natural Gas facility improvements.

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Decision Urged On Northern Ireland Tax Rate

25/5/2015

The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for clarity from the Government on its plans for a lower rate of corporation tax.

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Italy Updates Online Tax Declaration System

25/5/2015

The completion of the 2015 update to the Ge.Ri.Co (Gestione dei Ricavi e dei Compensi) computerized system, including finalization of the sector studies (studi di settore) contained therein, means that Italian small businesses and sole traders can now check whether issues were found with their tax returns for the 2014 tax year.

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UK Tax Freedom Day To Fall Two Days Later

25/5/2015

UK taxpayers will work two days longer on average this year before they have finished paying their tax dues and start earning income for themselves, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has said.

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Dubai World Trade Centre Converted Into Free Zone

22/5/2015

Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, has issued a new law establishing the Dubai World Trade Centre as a free zone.

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Japan Appeals WTO Report On Chinese Duties

22/5/2015

Japan is appealing the findings of a panel report from the World Trade Organization concerning its dispute with China over anti-dumping duties imposed on certain high-performance stainless steel seamless tubes.

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Swiss Bankers Respond To Privacy Initiative

22/5/2015

The Swiss Bankers Association has published a new report on the "Yes to the protection of privacy" initiative, which criticizes plans to enshrine bank-client confidentiality in the federal constitution

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Malaysia Delays FATCA Reporting Deadline

22/5/2015

The Inland Revenue Board has informed Malaysian financial institutions that their filing deadline in respect of the 2014 reporting year under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act has been deferred from June 30, 2015.

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Kiwi Taxpayers Challenge Gov't On New 'Travel Tax'

22/5/2015

New Zealand's Taxpayers' Union has launched a campaign challenging plans for a new levy on travelers, which was announced by Finance Minister Bill English in his 2015 Budget speech on May 21.

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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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