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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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Swiss Tax Disputes Resolved Quickly In 2018: Report

6/12/2019
Switzerland has released a report on its efforts to resolve tax disputes, noting that the average time to complete mutual agreement procedure cases was 13 months in 2018, significantly below that required under the BEPS minimum standards.
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Irish Taxpayers Must Renew 2014 Tax Rulings

6/12/2019
Companies with a tax ruling dating from 2014 from the Irish Revenue have been encouraged to renew these before they expire.
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OECD Releases Eight New Action 14 Peer Reviews

6/12/2019
The OECD recently released the seventh round of stage one peer review reports, assessing eight jurisdictions' efforts to implement the BEPS Action 14 minimum standard on tax dispute resolution.
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IRS Issues Final Foreign Tax Credit Regulations

6/12/2019
On December 2, 2019, the United States Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations on the foreign tax credit following major changes to the US tax code.
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Dutch Pension Tax Rules Under Fire From The EU Commission

6/12/2019
The European Commission has asked the Netherlands to amend taxation rules that it says amount to obstacles to the cross-border transfer of pensions.
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Switzerland Publishes New English-Language VAT Guide

6/12/2019
The Swiss Federal Tax Authority has released new English-language guidance for foreign businesses on their obligations under Swiss VAT law.
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German Lawmakers Reject VAT Cut On Rail Fares

6/12/2019
The upper house of the German parliament, the Bundesrat, has rejected certain tax elements of the Government's climate protection plan, including a reduction in value-added tax on long-distance rail travel.
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UAE Expands Scope Of Excise Duty Regime

6/12/2019
The United Arab Emirates's amended excise tax regime entered into force on December 1, and now covers sweetened drinks and electronic smoking devices and liquids.
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US Considers Retaliation Against French Digital Services Tax

6/12/2019
The United States may impose additional duties of up to 100 percent on certain French products in retaliation for France's digital services tax, which a newly published report by the US Trade Representative has concluded discriminates against certain US companies.
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Six Countries Sign Up To Multilateral Tax Pacts

6/12/2019
At the tenth plenary meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, five countries signed up to the multilateral convention on mutual administrative assistance in tax matters, and two countries signed up to the BEPS multilateral instrument.
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Austria, Ireland Have Failed To Adopt ATAD BEPS Measures

6/12/2019
The European Commission has requested that both Austria and Ireland take action to transpose EU-wide interest limitation rules into their respective national laws.
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EU States Shut Down Plans For Public CbC Reporting

2/12/2019
EU member states have been unable to reach an agreement on proposals to release to the public information on multinational enterprises' tax affairs.
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Jersey Reassures Taxpayers Over Return Delays

2/12/2019
Revenue Jersey has sought to reassure taxpayers over fears that they will be charged the default effective rate of tax from next January.
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Switzerland, Bahrain Sign DTA

2/12/2019
On November 25, 2019, Switzerland and Bahrain signed a double tax agreement that caps maximum withholding tax rates and provides for the exchange of information.
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HMRC Releases Final Guidance On Loan Charge Review

2/12/2019
The UK tax agency HM Revenue and Customs has released guidance for taxpayers affected by the Loan Charge.
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