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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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Seychelles Introduces New Sugary Drinks Tax

15/4/2019
The Seychelles Revenue Commission has published the Excise Tax (Imposition of Sugar Tax on Drinks) Regulations, 2019, which provides for the imposition of a sugar tax on drinks effective April 1, 2019.
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Higher Tax Revenue Helps Switzerland To Surplus

15/4/2019
Switzerland's tax take increased by nearly CHF2bn (USD2bn) in 2018, according to new figures released by the Government.
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Luxembourg Ratifies BEPS Multilateral Instrument

15/4/2019
Enhancements to Luxembourg's network of double tax agreements to mitigate base erosion and profit shifting will become effective from August 1, 2019.
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Australia Issues Ruling On Hybrid Mismatch Rules

15/4/2019
The Australian Taxation Office has opened a consultation on a draft Law Companion Ruling on the targeted integrity rule that will apply under the new hybrid mismatch regime.
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Malta Defers Electronic Corporate Tax Return Filing Deadlines

15/4/2019
Malta's Commissioner for Revenue recently announced electronic filing deadline extensions for corporate income tax returns.
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France May Cut Tax In Response To Protests

15/4/2019
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said that France should prioritize tax cuts following the conclusion of a three-month national consultation on the Government's economic and tax policies.
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Dutch Beneficial Ownership Register Effective 2020

15/4/2019
The Dutch Government has confirmed that a registry of ultimate beneficial owners of companies will enter into force in the Netherlands from January 2020.
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Barbados To Slash PIT Rates Through Indirect Tax Grab

15/4/2019
Barbados's 2019 Budget includes proposals to remove VAT input tax credits for various supplies, reform the personal income tax regime, and generate more revenues from property taxes and the gaming sector.
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Australia Explains Early Intervention Program

15/4/2019
The Australian Taxation Office has explained how its Early Intervention Strategy helps it to identify tax agents at risk of non-compliance.
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Austria Announces Five Percent Digital Tax

15/4/2019
The Austrian Government announced on April 3, 2019, a package of tax measures aimed at the digital economy, including a five percent tax on revenue derived from the sale of digital advertising services and the removal of the low-value VAT exemption threshold.
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Vietnam Announces Corporate Tax Breaks For SMEs

15/4/2019
Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has forwarded a proposal to parliament to legislate for corporate tax relief for small and medium sized enterprises.
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India Introduced GST Changes On April 1

5/4/2019
A number of goods and services tax regime amendments, intended to simplify compliance for traders, became effective in India from April 1, 2019.
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Singaporean BEPS Treaty Amendments Become Effective

5/4/2019
The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has announced that the BEPS multilateral instrument entered into force for several of its double tax treaties on April 1, 2019.
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Hungary Defends Decision To Pursue Low Direct Taxes

5/4/2019
The Hungarian Government has issued a statement in defense of recent tax cuts in response to what it described as "attacks" on its tax policies by the European Union.
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Australia Brings Forward Personal Income Tax Reform In 2019 Budget

5/4/2019
Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced that the Government will bring forward the start date for its package of income tax cuts.
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