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EU-UK Free Trade Deal Uncertain, Says UK Brexit Secretary

26/6/2017

UK Brexit Secretary David Davis has said that he is not completely sure whether the country will secure a free trade agreement with the EU.

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Indian GST Portal Reopens For Registrations

26/6/2017

India's Goods and Services Tax Network, the online portal for the administration of India's new Goods and Services Tax, reopened for GST registration applications on June 25.

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OECD Says New Zealand Should Cut Corporate Tax Burden

26/6/2017

The OECD has recommended in an annual report for New Zealand that it cut corporate income tax and adjust personal income tax thresholds downward.

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Paraguay Senate Approves Soya Bean Tax

26/6/2017

Paraguay's Senate has approved a scaled-back version of legislation to tax exports of untreated grains.

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Philippines Says VAT Rate Cut On The Horizon

26/6/2017

The Philippines Ministry of Finance has said that a lower value-added tax rate may be possible once the tax base is broadened and wider tax system changes are implemented.

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US May Extend Nuclear Power Tax Credit

26/6/2017

The US Government has voiced support for legislation to modify the production tax credit for advanced nuclear power facilities.

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EU Presidency Confirms CbC Reporting Regime Changes

26/6/2017

The Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union has said that it has forwarded a proposal to amend the EU country-by-country reporting regime.

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ESRI: Hard Brexit Could Leave Less Room For Irish Tax Cuts

26/6/2017

The Economic and Social Research Institute has warned that a hard Brexit could have significant implications for the fiscal space the Irish Government has available for tax cuts and spending increases.

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Denmark Should Lower Tax Burden, Says IMF

26/6/2017

Denmark should lower taxes to complement labor market reforms, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.

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Hong Kong Gazettes Funds Tax Exemption Bill

23/6/2017

Hong Kong has published legislation that would extend a profits tax exemption to privately offered open-ended fund companies (OFCs) based in Hong Kong.

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Colombia Announces Initiative To Tackle Tax Evaders

23/6/2017

Colombia's tax authorities are to launch a compliance drive, to ensure that companies, and in particular those engaged in international trade, are registered to collect and pay taxes.

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Australia Legislates For Wine Equalization Tax Rebate Reform

23/6/2017

The Australian Government has introduced legislation to tighten the eligibility criteria for the wine equalization tax rebate.

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Iceland To Cut Top VAT Rate

23/6/2017

Iceland is planning to lower its top rate of value-added tax to 22.5 percent from 24 percent from January 1, 2019, the International Monetary Fund has said.

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Irish Opposition Concerned Over 'Vulnerable' CIT Base

23/6/2017

Irish opposition party Fianna Fail has raised concerns over the concentration of corporation tax receipts among a small number of multinational groups.

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Jersey Proposes Infrastructure Levy

23/6/2017

Jersey is consulting on the introduction of a land development charge, to be called the Jersey Infrastructure Levy.

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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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