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IoM Shipping Registry Hails Breakthrough With Spain

IoM Shipping Registry Hails Breakthrough With Spain

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 February, 2015
The Isle of Man Shipping Registry has noted positive developments for the superyacht sector, with a deal brokered with authorities in Spain.
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Record Year For Offshore Mergers And Acquisitions

Record Year For Offshore Mergers And Acquisitions

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 February, 2015
The latest edition of Appleby's Offshore-I report shows that offshore merger and acquisition activity and Initial Public Offering activity in major offshore financial centers increased by 63 percent in 2014.
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Jersey Responds To UK's Miliband

Jersey Responds To UK's Miliband

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
26 February, 2015
Jersey's Chief Minister has written to Ed Miliband reiterating the island's commitment to transparency and efforts to tackle tax evasion, and inviting him to visit Jersey to see for himself how the financial services industry operates.
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Omani Tax-Free Zone On Promotion Drive

Omani Tax-Free Zone On Promotion Drive

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
26 February, 2015
Oman's Duqm Special Economic Zone Authority has launched a series of seminars across the country with the aim of encouraging the private sector to invest in the zone.
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Jersey Fund Industry Reports Strong Growth In 2014

Jersey Fund Industry Reports Strong Growth In 2014

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
25 February, 2015
The latest figures for Jersey's finance industry show that the net asset value of funds under administration stood at GBP228.9bn (USD355.07bn) at the end of last year, an increase of 19 percent compared with the previous year and the highest level since December 2008.
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Bahamas Clarifies VAT Filing Rules For Insurers

Bahamas Clarifies VAT Filing Rules For Insurers

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
24 February, 2015
The Bahamas Government has released a statement on value-added tax return filing and payment obligations for the local insurance industry.
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Bermuda's Budget Plans Challenged

Bermuda's Budget Plans Challenged

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
24 February, 2015
Bermuda's Public Services Union has called on the Government to shield employees in the hotel, restaurant, and retail sectors from plans to revoke payroll tax concessions, as announced in the 2015/16 Budget.
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Bahamas Hopeful For Stronger Finances With New VAT

Bahamas Hopeful For Stronger Finances With New VAT

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
24 February, 2015
The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie, has expressed optimism that the nation's finances will improve following the introduction of a value-added tax in the territory at the beginning of the year.
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Tax Hikes In Bermuda's Latest Budget

Tax Hikes In Bermuda's Latest Budget

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
23 February, 2015
Bermuda has published its 2015/2016 Budget, which includes proposals for a number of tax increases to balance the territory's books.
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Gibraltar Consults On Financial Services Fee Increases

Gibraltar Consults On Financial Services Fee Increases

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
23 February, 2015
The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission has launched a consultation on increases to fees for certain regulated entities – generally of 10 percent – for the 2015/16 financial year.
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