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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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Filipino Bill Would Extend Corporate Tax Perks For Schools, Hospitals

17/8/2018
Filipino non-profit private schools and hospitals that adhere to high standards will continue to enjoy a corporate tax rate of 10 percent if a bill before the House of Representatives is adopted.
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Switzerland, India To Share Tax Data, Conclude FTA

17/8/2018
Officials from Switzerland and India have discussed the automatic exchange of tax information and free trade.
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Croatia To Delay VAT Rate Cut Until 2020

17/8/2018
The Croatian Government has announced that it will delay a planned one-percent value-added tax cut until 2020 but will cut VAT on some basic commodities from the beginning of next year.
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Switzerland To Hand Over HSBC Data To India

9/8/2018
India is to receive bank account information from HSBC, after Switzerland's highest court ruled that the bank is obligated to provide data requested where the leaked data has not been purchased.
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Malaysia To Phase Out 'Harmful' Tax Regime

7/8/2018
Malaysia has suspended its MSC Malaysia tax regime, pending changes to bring it into line with recommendations from the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting initiative.
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BEPS Project Has Triggered Near-Global Tax Reform: OECD

26/7/2018
The OECD has committed to providing proposals to fix the taxation of the digital economy by 2020, in an update to G20 leaders on international efforts to mitigate base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS).
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Switzerland Throws Weight Behind Global Digital Tax Fix

26/7/2018
Switzerland wants to see the introduction of an internationally applicable standard for the taxation of the digital economy.
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Spain's PM Proposes Minimum Corporate Tax Burden

23/7/2018
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has pledged to reform Spain's corporate tax rules so that companies pay an effective rate no lower than 15 percent.
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UK Must Leave EU VAT Area, UK's Lower House Votes

23/7/2018
Upon leaving the European Union, the UK should not be included in the EU VAT area and adopt its own specific VAT regime, UK lawmakers agreed on July 16, 2018, in a move that may derail the Government's efforts to agree a Brexit transition period to cushion the impact of Brexit on firms.
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US Urged To Trim Tax Form W-4

16/7/2018
The American Institute of CPAs has urged the Internal Revenue Service and the US Treasury Department to simplify the draft 2019 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, and the accompanying instructions, to reduce administrative burdens on taxpayers.
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South Africa Drops Paper Forms To Encourage E-Filiing

16/7/2018
The South African Revenue Service has removed certain paper forms from its branches in an attempt to encourage more taxpayers to file tax returns electronically.
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Netherlands Ponders New Aviation Tax

16/7/2018
The Dutch Government has begun a public consultation exercise on plans to introduce a new tax on air travel by 2021.
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Pakistani Tax Amnesties Extended Until July 31

9/7/2018
Pakistan's Government has approved a one-month extension to tax amnesties for companies and individuals, which were due to end on June 30, 2018.
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Australian Tax Changes Effective From July 1

6/7/2018
The Australian Government has set out the numerous changes made to the tax system on July 1 and launched a consultation on new tax rules for "stapled structures."
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