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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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New Zealand Announces 2015 Budget Measures

21/5/2015

New Zealand's Finance Minister, Bill English, outlined a number of tax measures contained in the 2015 Budget during his presentation speech on May 21, 2015.

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Seychelles Zero Rates Sea Freight Services

21/5/2015

The Seychelles Revenue Commission has announced that a zero rate of value-added tax now applies to the transportation of cargo by sea to inner islands.

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Armenian Firms Seek End To US Treaty Void

21/5/2015

The Armenian National Committee of America has welcomed the signing of the US-Armenia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement but has said that a renegotiated double tax agreement is a priority in order to fully realize the two nations' bilateral trade and investment potential.

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UK Campaign Backs Tax Help Charities

21/5/2015

The Chartered Institute of Taxation has launched a new campaign to raise an extra GBP250,000 a year for charities that provide tax advice to those who are unable to afford to pay for it.

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France Will Not Merge Income Tax, Social Security

21/5/2015

France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin has stated that there will be no immediate move to combine income tax and social security.

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Estonia Committed To Keeping Tax Rates Low

20/5/2015

Estonia's Prime Minister, Taavi Rõivas, has stressed the importance of an efficient tax agency to be able to offer low rates of tax.

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India Adopts Place Of Effective Management Concept

20/5/2015

India has amended section 6 of the Income Tax Act to introduce place of effective management (POEM) as the test to determine the place of residence of companies in the country.

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British Firms Urge Gov't To Avoid Tax Hikes

20/5/2015

UK business leaders think deficit reduction should be achieved primarily through spending cuts rather than tax rises, the Institute of Directors has said.

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Vietnam To Increase Tax On Imported Cars

20/5/2015

Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a plan to increase the special consumption tax on imported cars by changing the basis on which the tax is calculated.

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Belgium Considers Reform Of Property Tax

20/5/2015

Belgium's Finance Minister, Johan Van Overtveldt, has ordered a report into the feasibility of rebasing the Government's estimates of properties' rental values, to boost the property tax take, he said during an RTL television broadcast.

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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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