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Dutch Government Publishes 2015 Tax Plan

19/9/2014

The Dutch Government has announced that EUR1bn (USD1.3bn) will be set aside to fund measures intended to reduce the tax burden on labor and boost employment by 100,000.

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US Senate Considers 'Outdated' Energy Tax Code

19/9/2014

At a hearing on September 17, United States Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden suggested that, in any tax reform, technology-neutral energy tax policies should take the costs and benefits of different energy sources into account, but much of the discussion pitted the incentives given to fossil fuels against those for renewable energy.

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BEPS Fallout To Be Minimal For New Zealand, Says PwC

19/9/2014

New Zealand's tax system is unlikely to experience significant changes resulting from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting work, according to professional services firm PwC.

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South Africa Issues First Islamic Bond

19/9/2014

South Africa's National Treasury has announced that, following the entry into force of tax provisions for Islamic financing at the beginning of 2013, the Republic of South Africa has successfully concluded its debut USD500m, 5.75-year sukuk bond issue.

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Moody's Downgrades Costa Rica For Tardy Fiscal Reforms

19/9/2014

True to its word, Moody's Investors Service on September 16, 2014, downgraded Costa Rica's government bond rating to Ba1 from Baa3 due to delays to its fiscal consolidation program.

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Ukraine To Offer Tax Relief To Boost Compliance

19/9/2014

Ukraine intends to cut the number of taxes and fees payable by businesses from 22 to 9, as part of changes to the tax regime announced by the head of the tax authority to foster an improved working relationship with taxpayers.

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Short-term Extension For US Internet Tax Moratorium

19/9/2014

The United States House of Representatives and the Senate have agreed a short-term extension to the Internet Tax Freedom Act until December 11, 2014.

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Italy Should Lower Marginal Tax Rates, IMF Says

19/9/2014

The International Monetary Fund has said that Italy should make its tax system more growth-friendly by lowering marginal tax rates.

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Tax A Top Threat To Irish Growth, Says Survey

19/9/2014

84 percent of Irish private and family businesses see an increasing tax burden as the greatest economic and policy threat to business growth, according to a new survey.

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Australian Economists Dismiss Tax Regime Concerns

19/9/2014

A collective of 63 Australian economists has claimed that the country "does not face any present or imminent debt crisis" and has called into question the Government's Budget strategy.

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EU Member States To Shift Focus To Labor Tax Reforms

19/9/2014

European Union policymakers have called for a renewed focus on cutting the tax burden on labor to support economic recovery.

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South Korea To Maintain Expansionist Tax Policies

18/9/2014

Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan has confirmed that South Korea will maintain its stimulus measures, including a "no-tax increase" policy for the foreseeable future, as the economy is still not performing to its potential.

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Democrats Abroad Warn On FATCA Effect For American Expats

18/9/2014

Democrats Abroad, the overseas arm of the Democratic Party, has issued the results of its 2014 global survey, which demonstrates the growing concerns about taxation and financial reporting facing Americans living outside the United States, and in particular the consequences of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

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India-UAE Trade Slumps On Gold Duty Hikes

18/9/2014

The fivefold increase in India's gold import duty rate resulted in a 21 percent drop in trade with the United Arab Emirates during the 2012-13 financial year, according to a new report from HSBC.

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Philippines To Introduce Excise Tax Stamps On Tobacco

18/9/2014

The Philippines' Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued Revenue Regulation No. 7-2014, which requires the placing of its stamps on all imported and locally manufactured cigarettes to demonstrate that excise tax has been paid.

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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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