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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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US CPAs Recommend Easing Tax Rules On Partners Of Audited Firms

22/5/2018
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has recommended that proposed regulations regarding the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime should provide "maximum flexibility" in adjusting the tax attributes of an audited partnership and its partners.
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Thailand Introduces Virtual Currency Trading Tax Rules

22/5/2018
In a last-minute change ahead of the implementation of new tax rules for virtual currency trading, Thai lawmakers agreed that virtual currency trading on regulated exchanges should be exempt from value-added tax.
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China Pledges Tax Support For 'Belt And Road Territories'

22/5/2018
The tax agencies of China and Kazakhstan, with involvement also from the OECD, hosted a three-day tax conference to discuss the provision of capacity building support from China for those countries that will be involved in China's Belt and Road Initiative. It was attended by more than 250 delegates from 49 tax administrations, four international organizations, and five academic institutions.
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EU Challenges Hungarian, Italian, Romanian Tax Provisions

22/5/2018
The European Commission has initiated tax infringement procedures against Hungary, Italy, and Romania.
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Ireland Issues Tax Guidance On Peer-To-Peer Lending

22/5/2018
The Irish Revenue has published new guidelines on the withholding tax obligations of companies paying interest on finance raised through peer-to-peer lending or crowdfunding campaigns.
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UAE Issues Guidance On Reclaiming VAT On New House Builds

22/5/2018
The United Arab Emirates' Federal Tax Authority has issued guidance on obtaining refunds of value-added tax on new homes.
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UK Mulling Extending Recent IR35 Reforms To Private Sector

22/5/2018
On May 18, 2018, the UK Government launched a consultation on enhancing rules surrounding "off-payroll" working (the IR35 rules), to ensure that contractors who work through their own company pay the right tax.
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Norway Announces Tax Breaks In Revised Budget

17/5/2018
Norway's Government on May 15, 2018, released a revised Budget, including a VAT exemption for electronic publications, changes to tax reliefs for corporates, and a simplified tax regime for foreign workers.
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HK's Legislature Passes 2018/19 Budget Bill

17/5/2018
Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, James Lau, has welcomed the recent passage of the 2018/19 Budget Bill through the special administrative region's parliament.
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Ireland Releases Virtual Currency Tax Guidance

17/5/2018
The Irish Revenue has issued an eBrief to clarify how "normal tax rules" apply to transactions involving cryptocurrencies.
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UK Criticized For Overzealous Offshore Tax Enforcement Plans

17/5/2018
The Chartered Institute of Taxation has criticized a new UK government proposal to extend significantly the tax assessment time limits in cases involving offshore tax matters.
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Norway Proposes Simpler Tax Rules For Foreign Workers

16/5/2018
The Norwegian Government has proposed changes to the tax rules for foreign workers in Norway, which it says are complex and difficult to administer.
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EU Council Adopts Directive To Make Company Ownership Data Public

17/5/2018
The European Council has approved a new package of rules designed to prevent fiscal crime, including allowing the public access to information on the beneficial ownership of companies.
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Singapore Legislates For IP Tax Concession Reform

17/5/2018
Singapore has gazetted a law to repeal the income tax concession for intellectual property income derived by companies benefiting from the Pioneer Service Companies Incentive or the Development and Expansion Incentive schemes.
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Germany To Provide Tax Relief In 2019

11/5/2018
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has indicated that the Government may provide limited personal income tax relief by adjusting tax brackets next year, with tax revenues expected to be higher than targeted over the next few years.
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