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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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New Zealand, Switzerland Update DTA

8/8/2019
New Zealand and Switzerland have signed a protocol to their double tax agreement that will introduce provisions to prevent treaty abuse and enhance how the countries resolve tax disputes.
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Korea To Ease Tax Rules For Exporters To Japan

8/8/2019
South Korea's Government has announced that it will provide tax relief to small and medium size businesses that have been affected by Japan's decision to remove 159 South Korea products from its export "white list."
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LLB-Switzerland Signs US Non-Prosecution Agreement

8/8/2019
On August 5, 2019, the US Department of Justice announced that Swiss bank LLB Verwaltung (Switzerland) AG has agreed to pay a penalty of USD10.6m to resolve a case in which it was accused of helping US clients to conceal income.
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India Gazettes Law For Budget Tax Changes

8/8/2019
India has published in its Official Gazette legislation to give effect to tax announcements in the 2019-20 Budget.
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Germany To Close Tax Loophole For Enveloped Dwellings

8/8/2019
The German Government has announced proposals that would curb land transfer tax avoidance involving the purchase of properties held by companies.
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Georgia To Harmonize VAT Law With EU VAT Directive

8/8/2019
Georgia's Ministry of Finance has launched a new consultation on value-added tax amendments that are intended to align Georgia's value-added tax law with EU VAT law provisions.
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Belgium Accepting Amendments To Filed CbC Reports

8/8/2019
Belgium's tax agency has announced that its MyMinfin portal is now open for multinational taxpayers seeking to correct errors in filed country-by-country reports.
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IRS Responds To Altera Ruling On Cost Sharing Arrangements

8/8/2019
On July 31, 2019, the United States Internal Revenue Service issued a memorandum for all Large Business and International Division employees informing them of the withdrawal of a directive regarding cost sharing arrangements in the light of the recent Court of Appeals ruling in the Altera case.
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Poland Urges EU To Quickly Pass VAT Rate Reforms

8/8/2019
Polish Finance Minister Marian Banas has urged the Finnish presidency of the European Union to press ahead with reform of EU VAT rate rules, to enable the country to reduce the rate of VAT on children's clothing and footwear.
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Oman Says VAT Not On The Backburner

8/8/2019
Oman's Government has released a statement confirming that it is preparing to introduce VAT legislation into parliament to implement the levy without delay.
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Kosovo's New Corporate Income Tax Law In Force

8/8/2019
Kosovo's new corporate income tax law has entered into force and is effective from January 1, 2019.
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Dominica Announces VAT, Property Tax Relief In 2019 Budget

8/8/2019
Dominica's Budget, released on July 30, 2019, included value-added tax changes and tax relief for home owners.
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Ecuador Explains New Transfer Pricing Risk Detection Systems

8/8/2019
Authorities in Ecuador have worked with a number of international organization to develop a new framework to detect potential cases of transfer pricing abuse.
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Italy Finalizes Rules For New Patent Box Regime

8/8/2019
Italy's tax agency on July 30, 2019, published a definitive version of the rules for the operation of the country's patent box regime.
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US Senators Urge 'Fairness' Change To Capital Gains Tax Calculations

8/8/2019
A group of 21 Republican members of the US Senate have signed a letter to the Treasury Secretary urging him to amend how capital gains tax liability is calculated.
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