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Bipartisan Support For Territorial US Tax System, BEPS Measures

25/7/2017

Orrin Hatch (R - UT) has said that members of Congress from both parties support replacing the US worldwide tax basis system for a territorial tax system.

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Argentina Clarifies Capital Gains Tax Liability For Foreigners

25/7/2017

Argentina's Inland Revenue has clarified who is responsible for collecting and paying tax on the sale of shares by foreign persons and companies.

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Firms Withdraw Challenge To Trinidad's E-Commerce Tax

25/7/2017

A legal challenge mounted by a number of courier companies to Trinidad and Tobago's new online purchase tax has been withdrawn.

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France Open To Negotiated Tax Settlement With Google

25/7/2017

France intends to appeal against a recent court decision in favor of Google in a major tax avoidance case, but is open to settling the dispute outside of court, a government minister has said.

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India Supports Non-Residents With Tax Refund Claims

25/7/2017

The Indian Ministry of Finance on July 24 announced concessions for those taxpayers resident outside of India seeking to receive tax refunds but who do not have a bank account in India.

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IRS's Appeals Function To Offer Online Consultations

25/7/2017

The Internal Revenue Service Office of Appeals will soon pilot a new web-based virtual conference option for taxpayers and their representatives.

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Italian Tax Police Seeks Bank Data From Credit Suisse

25/7/2017

The Italian financial police, Guardia di Finanza, has requested further details on undeclared bank accounts held by Italian citizens from the Swiss authorities.

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Malaysia Hints At Sector Tax Breaks In Upcoming Budget

25/7/2017

Malaysia is to use targeted tax breaks to support certain industries in this year's budget and in particular small and medium sized businesses, according to a government minister.

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Tanzania Slaps Acacia Mining With USD190bn Tax Fine

25/7/2017

Acacia Mining has said that it rejects the legitimacy of a series of tax assessments, said to be worth about USD190bn, from the tax authority in Tanzania.

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IMF Praises Saudi Tax Reforms

24/7/2017

Saudi Arabia has received praise for the International Monetary Fund for recent and planned indirect tax reforms, to broaden the tax base away from oil, but said the timetable for introducing value-added tax could be challenging.

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Ibec Publishes Irish Budget Wish List

24/7/2017

Business group Ibec has said that the Irish Government must "Brexit proof" its 2018 Budget, improve its foreign direct investment model, and implement a range of tax reforms to compete with the UK.

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EU Expected To Adopt New Fuel Marker To Prevent Fraud

24/7/2017

New chemical markers intended to be used in gas oil (diesel) and kerosene in the EU are more resilient to fraud than the one currently applied, and introducing a new marker might cost less than member states currently lose in tax revenues, a new EU report says.

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Colombia Confirms Individual Tax Return Deadline

24/7/2017

Colombia's tax agency has reminded taxpayers of the upcoming personal income tax return deadline.

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Canada's Small Firms Concerned Over Tax Reforms

24/7/2017

The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses has raised concerns over the possible impact on SMEs of the Government's plans to crack down on tax planning strategies that involve private corporations.

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Aus GST Distribution System 'Hurting Mining States'

24/7/2017

The Minerals Council of Australia has said that under the current distribution system, Western Australia loses more in goods and services tax than it collects in iron ore royalties.

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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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