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Offshore Trusts Guide publishes news, features and newsletters on the use of offshore trust structures. The full guide analyses key global issues relating to the offshore trust, and examines in detail the trust regimes in key jurisdictions.

 

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EU Removes Jurisdictions From Tax Blacklist

23/1/2018
The EU has announced the removal of eight jurisdictions from its tax blacklist.
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Panama Welcomes EU Blacklist Removal

23/1/2018
The Government of Panama has welcomed the country's removal from the EU blacklist of non-cooperative territories, following the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council's endorsement of the decision on January 23.
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Saudi Arabia Sets Out VAT Filing, Payment Obligations

23/1/2018
Saudi Arabia's tax agency, the General Authority for Zakat and Tax, has issued a reminder to taxpayers that all enterprises registered for the territory's new value-added tax whose supplies exceed SAR40m (USD10.6m) annually must file their tax returns on a monthly basis.
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UAE Confirms Online Purchases Are Subject To VAT

23/1/2018
The United Arab Emirates' Federal Tax Authority has released a statement confirming that all purchases from online retailers are subject to the same value-added tax rules as for purchases from brick and mortar stores –†that they should generally be subject to the headline five percent value-added tax rate.
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UAE Eases First VAT Filing Deadlines

23/1/2018
The UAE's Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has changed the deadline for firms preparing to file a VAT return for the first time.
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US Tax Reforms To Boost Global Growth

23/1/2018
Tax reform in the US could drive up the global economic growth rate to 3.9 percent, according to new estimates from the International Monetary Fund.
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HMRC To Withdraw VAT Relief For Sporting Associations

22/1/2018
HM Revenue and Customs has announced that the concession enabling clubs to treat affiliation fees as exempt for value-added tax purposes will be withdrawn in the UK from April 1, 2018.
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Hong Kong Eases Stamp Duty Rules For Residents

22/1/2018
Hong Kong has relaxed the rules for those buying residential property, with the publication in the Official Gazette of The Stamp Duty (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 on January 19, 2018.
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South African Tax Debts Due By January 31 Deadline

22/1/2018
The South African Revenue Service has reminded taxpayers that individual tax payment is required by January 31, 2018.
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Norway Advocates Global Digital Tax Solution

22/1/2018
The Norwegian Government is considering possibilities for the taxation of multinational companies' "value creation" in Norway, including in the area of value-added tax, although it said that it would prefer a multilateral agreement on any new measure.
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Korea Urged To Drop Capital Gains Tax Proposal

22/1/2018
South Korea's capital gains tax regime for securities trading could have negative consequences for the local economy, MSCI, the investment research and analytic tools provider, has said.
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India's GST Council Agrees Regime Changes

22/1/2018
India is to cut goods and services tax rates for a wide range of goods and services from January 25, 2018, and pilot the e-way bill from February, the nation's GST Council has agreed.
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EU Tax Blacklist To Be Slimmed By Nine

22/1/2018
At its meeting on January 22, the EU Council is to remove Barbados, Grenada, South Korea, Macao, Mongolia, Panama, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates from the EU's list of non-cooperative jurisdictions in taxation matters, according to an agenda released prior to the meeting.
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EU To Ease VAT Rules On Rates, SMEs

19/1/2018
The EU has unveiled plans to give member states greater power to vary VAT rates and to relax VAT rules for small businesses.
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EU Shelves Plan To Amend Tobacco Tax Directive

19/1/2018
Following a review initiated in March 2016, the European Commission has recommended that no changes be made to the EU Directive governing the taxation of tobacco products.
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