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Hong Kong Urged To Improve PE Fund Tax Exemption

27/7/2017

Hong Kong's Financial Services Development Council has proposed that the Offshore Private Equity Fund Tax Exemption should be extended to certain Hong Kong portfolio companies to boost the development of the industry.

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Turkey Tops New Tax Complexity Index

27/7/2017

Turkey is the jurisdiction with the world's most complex tax and accounting requirements, according to a new report by TMF Group.

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EU Requires Belgium, France To End Port Tax Breaks

27/7/2017

Belgium and France must abolish corporate tax exemptions granted to their ports so as to align their tax regimes with European Union state aid rules, the European Commission has said.

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UK Considers Tax On Freeplay Gambling

27/7/2017

HM Revenue and Customs is set to introduce a tax on the free bets and discounts that are offered by gambling companies.

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Irish Bookies Urge Caution On Betting Tax

27/7/2017

The Irish Bookmakers Association has submitted its recommendations to the Government's review of the betting duty regime, and said that the tax system must be fair to the domestic retail sector and internationally competitive.

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Dublin Chamber Calls For Tax Breaks For Share Schemes

27/7/2017

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce has called on the Irish Government to introduce a tax-efficient share-based remuneration scheme for SMEs and improve the capital gains tax regime.

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Colombia's Inland Revenue Warns Of Fraudulent Emails

27/7/2017

Colombia's Inland Revenue has warned that fraudulent emails are being sent out impersonating the agency.

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Mighty Corporation Settles Tax Dispute With Filipino Government

27/7/2017

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte revealed during his recent State of the Nation address that tobacco firm Mighty Corporation had agreed to settle three cases of tax evasion with the Filipino government.

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Euro Zone Tax Policies Should Target Growth: IMF

26/7/2017

Euro zone countries should lower labor taxes to boost employment and productivity and hike indirect taxes, a new report from the International Monetary Fund says.

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Finland To Release Budget August 10

26/7/2017

The preparation of Finland's Budget for 2018 will begin on August 8-9 with a budget session at the Ministry of Finance, the Finnish Government has announced.

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India To Stop Businesses From Profiting From GST

26/7/2017

It was announced on July 25 that India's GST Council has formed a selection committee to recommend appointees for a new national anti-profiteering authority.

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Jordan Planning Tax Reform This Year

26/7/2017

Jordan is to undertake individual income tax reform this year and continue to rationalize tax breaks from 2018-19, according a report from the International Monetary Fund.

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Romania Drops Solidarity, Turnover Tax Proposals

26/7/2017

The Romanian Government has scrapped controversial plans to introduce a solidarity tax on high incomes and replace corporate income tax with a turnover tax.

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Saudi Arabia Readies For Value-Added Tax

26/7/2017

Saudi Arabia has released draft regulations for the introduction of value-added tax for consultation, following recent approval of the tax framework from lawmakers.

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Shorten Calls For Review Of 'Faults' In Aus Tax System

26/7/2017

Australian Labor Party leader Bill Shorten has argued that Australia needs to "look at the growing and old faults lurking" in its tax system.

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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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