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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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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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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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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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Tech Groups Raise Concerns About EU Digital Tax

1/7/2018
The European Commission's proposal for a digital services tax would be "deeply harmful" to the EU business environment and may lead to double taxation, a coalition of business and technology groups has warned EU leaders.
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US Supreme Court Permits States To Tax Remote Sales

26/6/2018
In a landmark decision on June 21, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned existing case law by ruling that a state can collect sales tax on remote sales even when the vendor does not have a physical presence in the state.
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Germany, France Issue New EU Common Corporate Tax Proposals

26/6/2018
France and Germany have put forward new proposals for a common corporate tax base in Europe.
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Mauritius Announces Company Tax Reforms In New Budget

21/6/2018
Mauritius announced wide-ranging changes to its tax regime in its latest Budget, including for companies.
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