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UK Votes To Leave The European Union

24/6/2016

In a result that was closer than either side could have imagined, the United Kingdom on June 23rd voted to leave the European Union, with 51.9 percent of voters opting to "Brexit," and 48.1 percent to "Bremain." In light of the result, pro-Remain Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced that he will be resigning before the next Conservative Party conference in October.

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US Bill Would Delay China's Market Economy Status

24/6/2016

US Senators Al Franken and Ben Sasse have introduced an amendment to the proposed 2016 budget appropriation bill for the US Department of Commerce that would protect Congress's role in any future classification of China's economy as a market economy.

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Study Counts Cost Of Tax Evasion In Greece

24/6/2016

Tax evasion costs the Greek Government the equivalent of up to nine percent of gross domestic product in tax revenues every year, according to a new estimate.

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IMF Presses For US Tax Reforms

24/6/2016

The International Monetary Fund has called for comprehensive US tax reform that would reduce statutory income tax rates, make individual tax more progressive, and re-balance the tax code from direct to indirect taxes.

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Canadian Firms Condemn 'Payroll Tax' Plan

24/6/2016

Proposals to expand the Canada Pension Plan "will basically be a form of payroll tax" that will put further strain on businesses, Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, has warned.

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Turnbull Defends Company Tax Cuts

24/6/2016

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has suggested that proposed cuts to superannuation tax concessions will help pay for reductions in the company tax rate.

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IMF Recommends Further VAT Reform In Iceland

24/6/2016

Iceland should consider further reforms of the value-added tax regime, including to increase revenue, the International Monetary Fund has said.

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IRS Takes Taxpayer Protection Actions

24/6/2016

Taking precautionary steps to protect taxpayers, the US Internal Revenue Service has announced that the e-filing personal identification number tool is no longer available on the agency's website, and that it is putting in place new requirements for participants using the Income Verification Express Service.

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UK VAT Compliance Burden To Rise, Says RPC

24/6/2016

The UK's decision to vote to leave the European Union in the EU Referendum could result in increased compliance costs, in particular in relation to VAT, says Adam Craggs, Partner and Head of the Tax Dispute Resolution at RPC.

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EU Reaches Agreement On Anti-Avoidance Package

22/6/2016

European Union member states have reached a compromise agreement on a proposed new anti-tax avoidance directive.

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Germany Agrees Stricter IHT Rules

22/6/2016

Germany's main political parties have reached an agreement on long-awaited inheritance tax reforms, with the proposed changes expected to be passed by Parliament by July.

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MEPs Call For Tougher Anti-Avoidance Rules

22/6/2016

The European Parliament's Special Committee on Tax Rulings II has made a raft of recommendations intended to tackle tax evasion, including the creation of a "tax havens black list" and an EU-wide public register of beneficial owners.

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South Korea, India To Enhance Free Trade Deal

22/6/2016

South Korea and India have agreed to enter into talks aimed at re-negotiating the terms of their existing bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, particularly to improve the list of traded goods subject to reduced tariffs.

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Action Aid Welcomes Reduction In African Tax Reliefs

22/6/2016

Action Aid has released a new report on the proliferation of tax breaks in East African countries, noting a small fall in value-added tax expenditures.

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IRS Offshore Disclosure Processes Should Improve: TIGTA

22/6/2016

The Internal Revenue Service needs to improve its efforts to address the noncompliance of US taxpayers who are denied access to or withdraw from its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, according to a report released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

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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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