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Bulgaria Removes Panama From Tax Blacklist

21/4/2017

Bulgaria has removed Panama from its tax haven blacklist in recognition of the South American country's effort to improve transparency and tax co-operation.

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BVI Sets New Work Permit Fees

21/4/2017

The British Virgin Islands has announced new work permit fees, which will take effect from May 15, 2017.

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Chancellor Urged To Not Rush Through Tax Reforms

21/4/2017

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond should avoid rushing through a large number of tax changes without any real parliamentary scrutiny, the Chartered Institute of Taxation has said.

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German Institute Calls For Lower Tax Burden

21/4/2017

A new study into the distribution of the tax burden in Germany has found that middle-income taxpayers pay almost half their income in taxes.

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India's CBDT Flags Success Of 'Operation Clean Money'

21/4/2017

India's Central Board of Direct Taxes has released a progress report relating to its 'Operation Clean Money' project, launched on January 31.

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Ontario To Introduce Foreign Buyers Property Tax

21/4/2017

The Ontario Government will introduce a 15 percent Non-Resident Speculation Tax on purchases of residential property in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region.

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Poland Strengthens Tax Rules For Road Haulage

21/4/2017

The Polish Government has put in place a new system to improve the collection and enforcement of tax on shipments of goods to and through Poland by road.

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Scottish Taxes Should Be Devolved To Councils, Says Think Tank

21/4/2017

Scotland should devolve council tax and business rates to local authorities, campaigners say.

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Ukraine Ratifies Tax Treaty With Malta

20/4/2017

On April 13, 2017, the Ukrainian Parliament ratified its tax treaty with Malta, which provides for lower withholding tax rates on dividends, interest, and royalties.

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New Report Estimates UK VAT Lost From Online Sales

20/4/2017

Online VAT fraud and error cost the British taxpayer between GBP1bn (USD1.3bn) and GBP1.5bn in lost tax revenue in 2015-16, according to a new report from the National Audit Office.

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Irish Beverage Council Slams Sugary Drinks Tax

20/4/2017

The Irish Beverage Council has said that the proposed tax on sugar sweetened drinks will fail to adequately tackle obesity.

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Irish Accountants Respond To Consultation On Landlord Taxation

20/4/2017

A group of Irish accountancy associations has called on the Government to reduce the income and capital gains tax burden on landlords.

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Indian Banks To Soon Freeze Accounts For FATCA Non-Compliance

20/4/2017

The Indian Ministry of Finance on April 11 warned that where Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act-related self-certification and due diligence in relation to financial accounts have not taken place by April 30, 2017, affected accounts may be frozen until such time as these checks have taken place.

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French Presidential Candidate Proposes 100 Percent Tax

20/4/2017

Jean-Luc Melenchon, the far-left candidate in France's presidential race, is promising to impose a 100 percent tax on high incomes to promote more income equality in France.

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UN Updates Transfer Pricing Practice Manual

20/4/2017

The United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters has released, in digital format, the second edition of the UN Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries.

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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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