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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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Switzerland, Netherlands Amend Double Tax Pact

13/6/2019
Switzerland and the Netherlands have signed a protocol to their double tax agreement that will bring it into line with international standards.
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OECD Fleshes Out Int'l Tax Reform Plans During BEPS Webcast

13/6/2019
During a webcast on June 11, the OECD provided a technical update on its work to develop new, modernized international tax rules for the digitalized economy.
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Brazil Releases 2019 Tax FAQs For Corporations

13/6/2019
Brazil's General Coordination of Taxation (COSIT) has announced the release of the 2019 edition of the comprehensive FAQs for legal entities, updated with changes made to Brazil's corporate tax, social security, and international tax provisions in 2018.
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New EU Requirements For IFRS Financial Statements From 2020

13/6/2019
The European Commission has announced that listed companies that prepare consolidated financial statements using IFRS Standards will be required to tag their primary financial statements using the IFRS Taxonomy for financial years starting on or after January 1, 2020.
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Brazil, Uruguay Agree Anti-BEPS Provisions In New Treaty

13/6/2019
Brazil and Uruguay have included provisions to tackle base erosion and profit shifting in a new double tax agreement, signed on June 7, 2019.
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US House Passes IRS Reform Bill

13/6/2019
On June 10, 2019, the United States House of Representatives approved legislation which would reform the rules governing the Internal Revenue Service.
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New Zealand Tweaking GST Rule Changes For Offshore Suppliers

13/6/2019
New Zealand's Finance and Expenditure Committee has recommended changes to legislation that would introduce a new requirement for offshore suppliers to collect GST on low-value goods supplied to New Zealand-based consumers.
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Ireland Consults On Capital Gains Tax Relief Review

13/6/2019
The Irish Finance Department has launched a consultation on potential changes to the capital gains tax revised entrepreneur relief.
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IRS To Probe Deeper Into Cost-Sharing Arrangements

13/6/2019
The US Internal Revenue Service has directed its transfer pricing examiners to resume reviewing taxpayers' transfer pricing positions with respect to cost-sharing agreements in certain circumstances.
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EU Takes Action Against Spain Over Rules On Reporting Of Assets

13/6/2019
The European Commission is taking Spain to the Court of Justice over the imposition of "disproportionate" sanctions for failure to report assets held abroad.
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US Expats Must File By June 17

13/6/2019
On June 5, 2019, the United States Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers living and working outside of the United States that they must file their 2018 federal income tax return by June 17, 2019.
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Luxembourg Ministers Endorse EU VAT 'Quick Fixes'

5/6/2019
Luxembourg's Government Council, comprising government ministers, has approved legislative changes to the territory's VAT regime to introduce the four quick fixes to improve the functioning of VAT rules in the European Union.
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NZ Requests Input On Design Of New Digital Services Tax

5/6/2019
New Zealand's Inland Revenue has launched a consultation seeking feedback on the design of a new digital services tax (DST).
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Singapore Issues TP Guidance For Commodities Traders

5/6/2019
The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has released new transfer pricing guidance on determining the economic value of taxpayers' commodity marketing and trading activities in Singapore.
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Switzerland, Iran Sign DTA Protocol

13/6/2019
Switzerland and Iran have signed a protocol to their double tax agreement that will bring it into line with international standards.
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