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Czech Ruling Party Proposes Progressive Taxes

24/2/2017

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has announced plans for more progressive corporate and personal income taxes if his party wins this year's parliamentary elections.

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EU Concerned By Ireland's Narrow Tax Base

24/2/2017

The European Commission has expressed concerns about Ireland's narrow tax base and its reliance on corporate tax receipts.

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Hong Kong Confirms Tax Breaks For Electronic Vehicles

24/2/2017

On February 22, Hong Kong's Environment Bureau announced the details of the first registration tax concessions for different classes of electric vehicles for the period from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018.

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IRS Makes Charity Information Available Online

24/2/2017

The US Internal Revenue Service has for the first time placed information online from applications from charities for tax-exempt status.

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Lobby Groups Seek Rational UK Alcohol Tax Regime

24/2/2017

The UK Chancellor is coming under pressure to use the upcoming Budget to hike duty on cheap, high strength alcohol.

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Macron Sets Out Tax Policies For France

24/2/2017

Emmanuel Macron has said that if elected President of France he will cut corporate tax beyond reductions already planned by the current Socialist Government and reform France's wealth tax.

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Philippines Hopes To Have Overhauled Tax Code By 2018

24/2/2017

The Filipino Government is optimistic that it can overhaul the Philippines' tax regime by 2018 through a two-step approach.

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South African Budget Lines Up Tax Hikes

24/2/2017

South Africa's 2017-18 Budget, announced by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan on February 22, has had to resort to tax hikes, particularly on the wealthy, in order to stabilize the country's fiscal position.

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US Tax Reform Only After Obamacare Repeal: Trump

24/2/2017

US President Donald Trump has pointed out that legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and its taxes will need to be passed in the US Congress before a tax reform bill can be presented.

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USITC Stops Dispute Over Imported Chinese Tires

24/2/2017

On February 22, the US International Trade Commission decided that the US industry is not being materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of truck and bus tires from China.

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Noonan Provides Update On Irish Voluntary Disclosures

23/2/2017

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed that 13 voluntary disclosures relating to offshore matters have been made since the Budget announcement that the regime would change from May 2017.

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More Criticism Of Proposed US Border Adjustment Tax

23/2/2017

Americans for Affordable Products, a business coalition that opposes the proposed border adjustment tax, has responded to the February 21 letter to leading US lawmakers from the American Made Coalition supporting border adjustability.

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Macao Urged To Hike Individual Taxes

23/2/2017

Macao may need to significantly reduce its already low income tax rates to attract foreign investors and professionals as revenues from its gaming industry fall, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.

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Laos Must Broaden Tax Base, Strengthen Administration: IMF

23/2/2017

Laos should increase its revenues by broadening the tax base, reducing exemptions, and strengthening tax administration, the International Monetary Fund said in its Article IV Report for the country.

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Hong Kong's Budget Provides Tax Relief

23/2/2017

Hong Kong's Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, has announced measures to boost the territory's economy in his 2017-2018 Budget.

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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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