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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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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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IMF Urges US To Hike Indirect Taxes

6/7/2018
The International Monetary Fund has recommended that the United States raise indirect taxes to boost revenues, to offset the cost of recent tax cuts and spending increases.
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UK Legislates To Adopt New EU VAT Rules For Vouchers

6/7/2018
On July 6, 2018, the UK Government issued draft legislation that would transpose new EU value-added tax rules on vouchers into UK law, along with an explanatory memorandum of the changes.
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Ontario Withdraws Support For Canadian Carbon Taxes

16/7/2018
Ontario's new government has scrapped the province's cap-and-trade carbon pricing regime, effective July 3.
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OECD Welcomes Dutch Efforts To Counter BEPS

4/7/2018
The OECD has welcomed efforts by the Dutch Government to tackle base erosion and profit shifting but called for the overall tax regime to be simplified, including in area of value-added tax.
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Danish Tax Agency Overhaul Complete

4/7/2018
An administrative overhaul of Denmark's tax authority was instituted on July 1, with a series of new specialized boards becoming operational.
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IRS Announces Plans To Simplify Personal Income Tax Return

9/7/2018
The US Internal Revenue Service has announced plans to streamline the personal income tax return for the 2019 tax filing season, to reflect changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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Wolters Kluwer Tax Expert Weighs In On Landmark Wayfair Ruling

29/6/2018
The decision by the US Supreme Court to drop the physical presence requirement for states to impose sales tax will have an "incredible impact" on states' tax regimes and revenues, according to Mark Friedlich, Senior Director of Tax and Accounting, North America, Wolters Kluwer.
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Australian Gov't Delays Company Tax Vote

1/7/2018
The Australian Government is to postpone a Senate vote on its company tax cuts until after July's by-elections.
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France Exits EU's Excessive Deficit Procedure

1/7/2018
France has made adequate fiscal consolidation efforts to exit the EU's excessive deficit procedure, the EU Council recently agreed, while calling on Hungary and Romania to adopt tax or expenditure measures to shore up their finances.
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EFTA States Sign New Free Trade Deals

4/7/2018
The European Free Trade Association states – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway – signed a free trade agreement with Ecuador on June 25, 2018, and upgraded the bloc's existing free trade deal with Turkey.
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