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Canadian Tax Breaks Benefit Wealthy Most, Says Study

9/12/2016

Canada's personal income tax expenditures disproportionately benefit the top 50 percent of income earners, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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Australian Tax Rate On Mines Hits Record Level

9/12/2016

The minerals industry faced a record high effective tax rate of 54.3 percent in Australia in 2014-15, according to research published by the Minerals Council of Australia.

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HMRC Supports Review Of Tax Rules On Image Rights

9/12/2016

The UK Public Accounts Committee heard from HM Revenue and Customs at its hearing on December 7 on the UK's response to the Panama Papers leak and the tax avoidance connected to image rights.

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IRS Saw Fourfold ID Scam Increase in 2016

9/12/2016

The US Internal Revenue Service, while issuing warnings to taxpayers to be wary of identity theft and refund fraud scams, has disclosed that it saw a fourfold surge in phishing and malware incidents during the 2016 tax season.

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Italian 2017 Budget Receives Parliamentary Approval

9/12/2016

Italy's 2017 Budget, including its business tax cuts, received parliamentary approval on December 7, becoming the final act of Premier Matteo Renzi's Government before his resignation following the adverse referendum result.

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New Zealand Reports Buoyant Tax Receipts

9/12/2016

Tax revenues significantly exceeded expectations in the first four months of the financial year, New Zealand's Treasury has reported.

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Nigeria Rules Out Value-Added Tax Rate Hike

9/12/2016

A Nigerian government spokesperson has confirmed that the nation is not planning to increase its value-added tax (VAT) rate or impose new taxes to increase tax revenue.

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S Korea Introduces Tax Break For Diesel Cars

9/12/2016

The South Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance has issued details of a tax incentive to be given to those individuals replacing old cars that have diesel engines for new gasoline-driven vehicles.

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Self-Employed UK Taxpayers May Take Hit From NICs Change

9/12/2016

Self-employed people may have to pay up to five times more to secure a state retirement pension when Class 2 National Insurance contributions (social security payments) are repealed in April 2018, the Low Income Tax Reforms Group says.

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EU Council Agrees Next Int'l Tax Reform Steps

8/12/2016

At its December 6 meeting, the EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Council agreed a number of actions to improve international tax compliance.

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Australia Reforms Wine Equalisation Tax Rebate

8/12/2016

The Australian Government has announced reforms to the eligibility criteria and cap for the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate.

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Australia Pushing For Indonesian FTA In 2017

8/12/2016

Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has said that he is visiting Indonesia to advance negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

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IRS Launches 'Balance Due' Online Tool

8/12/2016

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the launch of an online application that will assist US taxpayers with tax account balance inquiries.

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South Africa Provides FAQs On CRS

8/12/2016

The South African Revenue Service has released guidance, in a question and answer format, for financial institutions seeking to understand the impact of the OECD's Common Reporting Standard.

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Think Tank Supports W Australia's Iron Ore Tax Plans

8/12/2016

A AUD5 (USD3.72) per tonne iron ore levy in Western Australia would have a limited impact on employment in the Pilbara mining region, according to research by The Australia Institute.

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The Report

Offshore Trusts Guide: Introduction

The History of Offshore Trusts
Development of Professional Competence in the Jurisdictions
What Future for the Trust?
The New Age of Transparency
The Swiss Association of Trust Companies
The Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners

Offshore Trusts Guide: Jurisdictions

Bahamas

Bahamas: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Bahamas: 2006 Private Trust Companies Legislation

Barbados

Barbados: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Barbados: Supervisory and Licensing Regime and Fees

Bermuda

Bermuda: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Bermuda: Supervisory and Licensing Regime and Fees

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
British Virgin Islands: Special Trusts Act 2003
British Virgin Islands: The Trustee Act 2003
British Virgin Islands: :Supervisory and Licensing Regime and Fees
British Virgin Islands: New Laws on Private Trust Companies
British Virgin Islands: New Private Trust Company Regulations

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Cayman Islands: Supervisory and Licensing Regime and Fees

Cook Islands

Cook Islands: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Cook Islands: Supervisory and Licensing Regime and Fees

Cyprus

Cyprus: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Cyprus: Supervision, Licensing and Tax

Gibraltar

Gibraltar: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Gibraltar: Legislation, Regulation and Supervision

Guernsey

Guernsey: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Guernsey: Trusts Law 2007

Isle of Man

Isle of Man: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Isle of Man: Supervisory and Licensing Regime
Isle of Man: Uses Clients and Tax Treatment

Jersey

Jersey: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Jersey: Supervisory and Licensing Regime
Jersey: Trusts Amendment Act 2006
Jersey: Foundations

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Liechtenstein: Regulation Supervision and Transparency
Liechtenstein: Characteristics of Liechtenstein Trusts
Liechtenstein: Foundations

Madeira

Madeira: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees

Malta

Malta: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Malta: The Trust and Trustees Act 2004

Mauritius

Mauritius: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Mauritius: Characteristics of the 2001 Trusts Act
Mauritius: Additional Provisions of the 2001 Trusts Act
Mauritius: Tax Treatment

Monaco

Monaco: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees

Nevis

Nevis: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees

New Zealand

New Zealand: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
New Zealand: Review of the Law of Trusts
New Zealand: Taxation of Trusts

Panama

Panama: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Panama: Requirements for Acting as Trust Company in Panama

Seychelles

Seychelles: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees

Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos: Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees
Turks & Caicos: The Voidable Dispositions Ordinance

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Legal Framework and Formation Rules and Fees





 
 
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