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UK Tax Professionals Call For Trusts Register Delay


The Association of Taxation Technicians in the UK has called for an extension to the trust register deadline.

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Australia Announces Tax Breaks For Affordable Housing Investments


The Australian Government has announced that it will introduce a 60 percent capital gains tax discount for investors in affordable rental housing.

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South African Finance Minister Reflects On Tax Policy


South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said the Government is focused on closing avenues for tax avoidance and evasion while boosting accountability about how revenue is spent.

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Western Australia To Introduce Foreign Buyer Tax


The Western Australian Government has said that it will introduce a four percent foreign buyers surcharge, following the announcement of similar measures in other states.

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Aus Treasurer Attacks Opposition Tax Policies


Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has said that the Labor Party would introduce uncompetitive tax rates that would increase the annual tax burden on the economy by AUD31bn (USD24.5bn).

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Ireland Found 'Compliant' With Tax Transparency Standards


The OECD has rated Ireland compliant with international standards on tax transparency.

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South Africa Legislates For Budget Tax Changes


The South African Revenue Services and the National Treasury on July 19 released for public comment draft legislation that would give effect to the tax proposals announced in the February Budget.

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Australia Improves Financial Services Tax Regime


The Australian Government has moved to clarify the tax treatment of foreign investors, following concerns over the practical operation of the Investment Manager Regime and the new tax system for managed investment trusts.

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Jersey Proposes Infrastructure Levy


Jersey is consulting on the introduction of a land development charge, to be called the Jersey Infrastructure Levy.

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NZ Foreign Trust Numbers Expected To Fall


Fewer than 70 out of 11,645 New Zealand foreign trusts have reregistered following the introduction of tougher disclosure and eligibility requirements, with only three weeks left to go before the final deadline.

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Abu Dhabi Tax-Free Zone To Launch Foundations


Abu Dhabi Global Market, the low-tax international financial center, is seeking feedback on its proposal to allow the formation of "foundations," a trust-like entity widely used in civil law jurisdictions.

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Australian Budget Targets Housing, Tax Compliance


Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison's 2017 Budget focused on measures to cool the housing market and crack down on tax avoidance.

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Australia Delays Action On Stapled Structures


The Australian Government has decided to extend a review into the taxation of stapled structures. It will not tackle the issue at the upcoming Budget.

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Australia Consults On Taxation Of Stapled Structures


The Australian Treasury has launched a consultation on the tax consequences of the re-characterization of trading income derived through the use of stapled structures.

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Australian DPT Legislation Passes Senate


The Australian Senate has passed legislation to introduce a diverted profits tax from July 1, 2017.

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