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Mexico Rules Out Its Own Response To US Tax Reform Plan

21/6/2017

Mexico's Finance Secretary, Jose Antonio Meade, has said that the country is unlikely to change its tax code in response to "aggressive" US policies, including a potentially sharp reduction in the US corporation tax rate.

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New Zealand To Report Significant Tax Debts To Credit Agencies

22/6/2017

New Zealand's Inland Revenue has set the threshold for the disclosure of significant tax debts to approved credit reporting agencies at NZD150,000.

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Ryan Hopeful US Tax Reform Is Possible This Year

21/6/2017

In his first major speech on tax reform, Paul Ryan (R - WI) said he expects tax reform to be completed in 2017.

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Seychelles Encouraged To Hike Taxes On Tourism Services Firms

21/6/2017

Seychelles has scope to further increase its tax revenue despite having a relatively high tax-to-GDP ratio, the International Monetary Fund has said.

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Australia Delays Low-Value Goods GST Reform To 2018

21/6/2017

The Australian Government will apply the 10 percent goods and services tax to low-value goods purchased from overseas sellers from July 1, 2018, a year later than originally planned.

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Grenada Launches Stamp Tax Amnesty

21/6/2017

Business owners in the Caribbean territory Grenada are being encouraged to take advantage of an annual stamp tax filing amnesty, which will run from June 1, 2017, to August 31, 2017.

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India's GST Approved By All But One State

21/6/2017

The Indian Ministry of Finance announced on June 21 that just one Indian state, Jammu and Kashmir, still needs to approve the State Goods and Services Tax Act ahead of the nationwide roll-out of GST from July 1

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Irish MEP: EU Unable To Estimate CCCTB Impact

21/6/2017

Irish MEP Brian Hayes has said that the European Commission has been unable to provide a full country-by-country impact assessment of its common consolidated corporate tax base proposal.

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MEPs Call For Tougher Anti-Dumping Rules

21/6/2017

MEPs have backed the European Commission's proposal to introduce tougher anti-dumping rules, but have suggested a number of amendments to the new rules for calculating import duties.

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Australian Senate Passes Bank Levy

20/6/2017

The Australian Government's major bank levy will enter into force on July 1, and is expected to raise around AUD6.2bn (USD4.7bn) in revenue over the next four years.

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US Taxpayers' Input Sought On Tax Reform

20/6/2017

The Senate Committee on Finance has asked for public input on US tax reform options.

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Canada Cracking Down On Real Estate Tax Evasion

20/6/2017

The Canada Revenue Agency has said that audits it undertook between April 2015 and March 2017 of real estate transactions resulted in more than CAD329.4m (USD249.2m) in assessed income that had not been reported.

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New Zealand Government To Simplify Personal Income Tax

20/6/2017

New Zealand's Government is proposing to make tax simpler for individuals, with people whose only income is from a salary, wages, or investments no longer being required to file tax returns to receive tax refunds or to calculate any additional tax.

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Swiss Federal Council Adopts Dispatch On AEOI

20/6/2017

The Swiss Federal Council has adopted a dispatch on the automatic exchange of financial account information with 41 jurisdictions.

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Australia Tightens GST Rules For Precious Metal

20/6/2017

The Australian Senate has passed legislation to tighten the goods and services tax rules for sales of precious metals.

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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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