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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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Slovenia Pursuing 'Tax Haven' Asset Tax, Covering Also EU States

17/2/2018
The European Central Bank on February 14 published an opinion (CON/2018/8) on a proposal from lawmakers in Slovenia on a draft law on the return of monetary funds to the country from designated "tax havens" and the imposition of a penalty tax, providing an outline of the proposed regime.
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ECJ To Hear Portuguese Road Tax Complaint

17/2/2018
The European Court of Justice has been asked to hear a challenge against the Portuguese road tax, in Case C-640/17 –† Luis Manuel dos Santos v Fazenda Publica.
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SAF-T Tax Reporting Mandatory In Norway From 2020

17/2/2018
The reporting of accounting information using the internationally accepted Standard Audit File for Tax (SAF-T) will become compulsory in Norway from January 2020.
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IRS Issues Filing Tips Ahead Of Busy Tax Season Period

17/2/2018
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has offered taxpayers several tips and time-saving resources, in anticipation that there will be a surge in filing activity during President's Day weekend (February 17-19).
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Singapore Issues More Automatic Tax Info Exchange Guidance

17/2/2018
Singapore's tax agency has made two announcements recently concerning the automatic exchange of information on foreign taxpayers' affairs, on the Common Reporting Standard and the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
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Australia Tightening Tax Consolidation Regime

15/2/2018
The Australian Government is legislating to close loopholes in the tax consolidation regime.
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UAE Issues Guidance Ahead Of VAT Filing Deadline

15/2/2018
Businesses registered for the United Arab Emirates's value-added tax need to complete a four-step online procedure to file their tax returns, the Federal Tax Authority has said.
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UK Announces Tax-Free Childcare Allowance

15/2/2018
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has welcomed the UK tax authority's announcement that all working parents – including the self-employed – can now receive a tax-free childcare allowance.
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Global Energy Tax Regimes Falling Severely Short: OECD

14/2/2018
The OECD has released a new report analyzing energy use and tax regimes in 42 countries, which make up 80 percent of global energy use. The report calls on governments to adopt more effective use of taxes to cut harmful emissions from energy use.
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India Clarifies Capital Gains Tax Changes

14/2/2018
India's Central Board of Direct Taxes has released further information on the long-term capital gains tax announced in the recent budget, in the form of a list of answers to frequently asked questions.
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Australia's Board Of Taxation Considers Bare Trusts Tax Reform

14/2/2018
Australia's Board of Taxation has published the results of its review into the taxation of bare trusts.
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US House Approves Generalized System Of Preferences Bill

14/2/2018
On February 13, 2018, the US House of Representatives voted 400-2 to pass a bipartisan bill to renew the Generalized System of Preferences.
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Fractional Property Ownership Arrangement VAT-Exempt: UK's UT

14/2/2018
The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) ruled on February 12 that the grant of fractional ownership of suites in a luxury complex in London were not similar in nature to the supply of hotel accommodation and fall within the exemption provided for the leasing or letting of immovable property.
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Trump Announces Rettig To Lead IRS

14/2/2018
US President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate tax lawyer Charles P Rettig as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service for the remainder of a term of five years beginning on November 13, 2017.
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Norway Defends Oil Tax Regime

14/2/2018
The Norwegian Government has defended its tax regime for oil exploration against a complaint that it breaches European Economic Area state aid rules.
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