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Gibraltar Consults On Beneficial Ownership Registry

Gibraltar Consults On Beneficial Ownership Registry

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
30 July, 2014
Gibraltar has invited industry feedback on the creation of a central register of beneficial owners to improve transparency.
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BVI Issues FATCA Guidance Notes

BVI Issues FATCA Guidance Notes

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
30 July, 2014
The British Virgin Islands have published guidance notes on requirements under their intergovernmental agreements to facilitate automatic information exchange with the United States and the United Kingdom.
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CARICOM, Turkey Considering Free Trade Pact

CARICOM, Turkey Considering Free Trade Pact

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
29 July, 2014
Leaders from Caribbean Community states agreed with Turkey to launch negotiations towards a free trade agreement at the first CARICOM-Turkey Consultation and Cooperation Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 18-20, 2014.
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Surge In Jersey Private Placements Ahead of EU AIFMD

Surge In Jersey Private Placements Ahead of EU AIFMD

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
29 July, 2014
With the end of the transitional period for the Alternative Investment Funds Managers Directive, the number of funds applying to the Jersey Financial Services Commission to use Jersey's private placement route into Europe has surged to 164.
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Liechtenstein, Singapore Double Tax Pact In Force

Liechtenstein, Singapore Double Tax Pact In Force

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
28 July, 2014
The double taxation agreement between Singapore and Liechtenstein, which was signed on June 27 last year, entered into force on July 25, 2014, after the completion of domestic ratification procedures by both territories.
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Turks And Caicos Announces 2014/2015 Budget

Turks And Caicos Announces 2014/2015 Budget

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
28 July, 2014
The Turks and Caicos Islands Government is to boost spending by five percent, funded by a number of tax measures, many of which undo reforms implemented under an interim Government installed by UK authorities.
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Bahamas Drastically Rethinks VAT Plans

Bahamas Drastically Rethinks VAT Plans

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
25 July, 2014
With less than six months to go until the Bahamas introduces its new 7.5 percent value-added tax regime from January 1, 2015, the Government has tabled revised legislation to overhaul numerous aspects of the regime.
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Hong Kong Publishes REIT Consultation Conclusions

Hong Kong Publishes REIT Consultation Conclusions

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
25 July, 2014
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission has released the conclusions to a consultation, launched earlier this year, on proposals to amend the Code on Real Estate Investment Trusts to introduce flexibility in their investment scope.
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IMF Urges Bahamas To Install Long-Awaited VAT

IMF Urges Bahamas To Install Long-Awaited VAT

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
24 July, 2014
Following its recent visit to the Bahamas, the International Monetary Fund has reported gradual economic recovery, but stressed the importance of the prompt introduction of a value-added tax to shore up the territory's finances.
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IMF Loan To Support Grenadian Fiscal Rebalancing

IMF Loan To Support Grenadian Fiscal Rebalancing

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
24 July, 2014
The International Monetary Fund has approved a three-year USD21.6m arrangement for Grenada to support the territory's efforts to rebalance its finances.
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