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Abbott Rallies Support For Tax Reform

30/10/2014

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described the Australian tax system as a "dog's breakfast of divided responsibilities" and called on political parties, state governments, and the business community to join the "fight" for reform.

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Indonesia Hikes Tobacco Excise Tax

30/10/2014

Indonesia will hike tax rates on tobacco products in 2015 to ensure that the nation achieves its excise tax revenue target, the Government said on October 26.

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Concern At IRS Use of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

30/10/2014

Following a recent report in The New York Times, lawmakers have expressed concerns about the Internal Revenue Service's use of civil asset forfeiture laws to seize the assets of small business owners.

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Automatic Info Exchange Moves A Step Closer

30/10/2014

On October 29, 2014, 51 jurisdictions signed a Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the automatic exchange of information that will enable "early adopters" to begin sharing data by September 2017.

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Italy In EU Deficit Compromise

30/10/2014

The Italian Government has responded to the European Commission's concerns over the extent of its less-than-programmed fiscal deficit reduction in 2015, by offering to compromise by utilizing funds from various existing sources.

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OECD Calls On Portugal To Rein In VAT Breaks

30/10/2014

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has said that Portugal could improve the efficiency of its value-added taxes and personal income taxes by further reducing exemptions.

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Romania To Keep Flat Tax Regime, Says PM

30/10/2014

Romania's Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, has again confirmed that the country's flat corporate and personal income tax rate of 16 percent will remain in place at least until the next government elections in 2016.

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South Africa Issues Tax Dispute Resolution Guide

30/10/2014

The South African Revenue Service has issued a new guide on the resolution of tax disputes, with particular regard to the provisions contained in the new Tax Administration Act that was enacted on October 1, 2012.

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Wright Medical To Invert To The Netherlands

30/10/2014

Medical device companies Wright Medical Group Inc. and Tornier NV have agreed to merge in an all stock USD3.3bn transaction that will involve the transfer of Wright's tax domicile from the US to the Netherlands.

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China Planning Additional Free Trade Zones

30/10/2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that, after more than a year since Shanghai's pilot free trade zone was first launched, its example should now be copied in more provinces as soon as possible.

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Hungary Caps Liability Under Its New Internet Tax

29/10/2014

Hungary's Government has said that a new levy on internet use will be capped, following widespread protests and international criticism.

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Bruton To Promote Irish Corporate Tax Changes In US

30/10/2014

Ireland's Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton is undertaking his first investment mission since the Government announced major changes to the corporate tax regime as part of Budget 2015.

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Canada Should Review Tax System, Say Accountants

29/10/2014

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada has called on the federal Government to launch a comprehensive review of the country's tax system, in a bid to reduce its complexity and review inefficient provisions.

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Mexico, US Agree Compromise In Sugar Trade Dispute

30/10/2014

The US has signed draft agreements with the Mexican Government and Mexican sugar exporters, which if fully implemented would suspend US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Mexican sugar.

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Report Charts Global Tax Rates On IT Goods And Services

30/10/2014

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has released a new report that ranks 125 nations on the taxes and tariffs that they levy on IT goods, as part of the not-for-profit organization's efforts to lobby Governments for tax relief.

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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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