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Australian Winemakers Call For Action On New Zealand Tax Loophole

30/7/2014

The Australian government is being pressured to close a tax loophole that allows winemakers in New Zealand to take advantage of a tax rebate intended to support domestic producers.

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Canadian Tax Revenues Up

30/7/2014

The Canadian Government has said that it remains on track to balance the budget in 2015, after the latest Fiscal Monitor showed that revenues increased by 3.8 percent and the deficit fell by CAD1.6bn (USD1.5bn) in the first two months of the fiscal year.

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Freeport Reaches Mineral Export Tax Deal With Indonesia

30/7/2014

Freeport-McMoRan has announced that, following a revision by the Indonesian Government of the January 2014 regulations regarding export duties, its Indonesian subsidiary has reached an agreement whereby it will resume full operations immediately, and recommence exports of copper concentrates, expected from August 2014.

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US House Looks To Improve Child Tax Credit

30/7/2014

On July 25, the United States House of Representatives passed the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act, which would index the credit for inflation, eliminate the so-called "marriage penalty" and also introduce an anti-tax fraud measure.

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Details Emerging Of South Korea's Corporate Reserves Tax

29/7/2014

In his remarks to a forum organized by the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) on July 26, South Korea's new Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance, Choi Kyung-hwan, gave further details of his proposal to tax companies' cash reserves as an incentive to either pay increased wages and dividends, or increase their capital investment, thereby, hopefully, boosting economic growth.

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Germany Objects To Canada-EU FTA

30/7/2014

The outcome of negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada has been cast into doubt following objections raised by Germany.

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Irish Property Industry Calls For Tax Breaks

29/7/2014

Property Industry Ireland has called for the introduction of a temporary lower value-added tax rate for the construction of residential property in its pre-Budget submission.

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Pressure Builds On Philippines To Raise Income Bonus Cap

29/7/2014

The parliamentary pressure on the Philippine Government to raise the income tax exemption cap on an individual's 13th-month pay and other benefits, such as productivity incentives and Christmas bonuses, has ramped up another notch with the introduction in the House of Representatives of another bill.

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Top EU Official Slams Hungarian Advertising Tax

30/7/2014

European Union Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes has accused Hungary of using tax policy as a political weapon, in a strongly-worded rebuke that takes aim at the country's controversial new tax on advertising.

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Brazil Urges Mercosur-Pacific Alliance FTA

30/7/2014

Brazil has called for the completion of a free trade agreement between the Latin American trade blocs Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance by the end of this year.

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UK Accountancy Firm Warns On Personal Tax Allowance Proposals

30/7/2014

A UK accountancy firm has warned that proposals to limit the personal tax allowance for non-UK residents may leave British employees who are seconded abroad "significantly worse off." It said expats, including retirees, may have to rearrange their financial affairs to avoid losing out.

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Canada Highlights Adoption Tax Credit Expansion

29/7/2014

Canada's Minister of State for Finance has drawn attention to the recent expansion of the Adoption Expense Tax Credit.

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NZ Firms Fear BEPS Agenda Will Fail

29/7/2014

Only 26 percent of New Zealand business leaders believe that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's base erosion and profit shifting Action Plan is likely to be successful, according to a recent survey by Grant Thornton New Zealand.

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ASEAN Holds Out Prospect Of Regional FTA With EU

29/7/2014

At their 20th meeting held in Brussels on July 23, foreign ministers from the two regional blocs noted the progress being made in negotiating bilateral free trade agreements between individual Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states and the European Union.

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New South Korean Finance Team Lays Out Fiscal Policies

28/7/2014

The South Korean Government's new economic team, led by Minister of Strategy and Finance, and Deputy Prime Minister, Choi Kyung Hwan has released an updated report on its future tax policies that will be designed to provide a boost to the country's economy recovery.

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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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