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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 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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Dutch Firms Face Substantial Brexit-Related Tax Costs: KPMG

19/1/2018
The Government of the Netherlands has warned Dutch companies that trade with the United Kingdom that they will face "high costs" if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.
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Moscovici Discusses EU's Shrinking Tax Blacklist

19/1/2018
EU Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has said it is a positive thing that some of the countries on the EU's black list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions have made commitments to change their tax laws.
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Norway's New Coalition Gov't Commits To Lower Taxes

19/1/2018
Norway's Government has affirmed its commitment to "lower and simpler taxes" as part of a new governmental platform agreed recently by a three-party coalition.
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French Workers In 'Third Countries' Liable For Social Security

18/1/2018
Income from assets of French nationals who work in a state other than a member state of the EU, the European Economic Area or Switzerland may be subject to French social security contributions, the European Court of Justice has ruled.
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IRS Loses FBAR Non-Compliance Case

18/1/2018
In its first case of 2018, the US Tax Court ruled in favor of the taxpayer in a case concerning the statute of limitations and non-compliance with the FBAR requirements.
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India Mulling Tax On Foreign Solar Products

18/1/2018
India is proposing to levy a safeguard duty of 70 percent on imports of solar-power equipment from China and Malaysia.
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France Denies SocGen's 'Rogue Trader' Tax Loss

18/1/2018
The French tax authority has reportedly issued an assessment requiring Societe General to repay a EUR2.2bn (USD3bn) tax credit linked to losses the bank suffered as a result of the activities of rogue trader Jerome Kerviel.
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Philippines Progressing With Corporate Tax Reform

18/1/2018
Legislation to bring down the Philippines' corporate income tax rate and overhaul the country's fiscal incentives has been tabled in the House of Representatives.
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Australia Challenges Canada's 'Discriminatory' Wine Taxes

18/1/2018
The Australian Government has initiated formal WTO dispute settlement action against Canada, alleging it had adopted discriminatory measures against Australian wine.
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UK Tax Industry Seeks Certainty Over Car-Charging Tax Perks

18/1/2018
Tax professionals in the UK have called on the tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, to clarify plans for a tax exemption for employer-provided electric car charging facilities, including details of any exclusions or exceptions.
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Switzerland Consults On Tax Transparency Measures

18/1/2018
The Swiss Federal Council is consulting on recommendations made by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, to improve the transparency of beneficial ownership information.
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Varadkar Against Unilateral EU Action On Tax

18/1/2018
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said that the EU "should not give advantages" to its competitors by "acting unilaterally" on tax.
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US Steel Industry Hopeful Of New Steel Import Duties

17/1/2018
US manufacturers are optimistic that President Trump could impose new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports within the next three months, following the conclusion of a long-running Commerce investigation last week.
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