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BVI Ready To Share Beneficial Ownership

BVI Ready To Share Beneficial Ownership

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
28 June, 2017
BVI Finance, the territory's financial services promotion agency, says the legislative requirements for the territory's Beneficial Ownership Secure Search system are now complete, paving the way for its implementation on June 30, 2017.
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Cayman Says FATCA, CRS Deadlines Fast Approaching

Cayman Says FATCA, CRS Deadlines Fast Approaching

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
28 June, 2017
The Cayman Department for International Tax Cooperation has reminded financial institutions that the deadline to register online and submit automatic exchange of information reports is July 31, 2017.
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Bermuda Chides EU For 'Tax Blacklist Questionnaire'

Bermuda Chides EU For 'Tax Blacklist Questionnaire'

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
28 June, 2017
Bermuda said it will aggressively defend its reputation, noting ongoing work within the European Union to single out territories for placement on a "tax haven blacklist."
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Guernsey Funds Sector Reports Resurgent Q1

Guernsey Funds Sector Reports Resurgent Q1

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 June, 2017
The Guernsey funds sector enjoyed its highest growth in four years during the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest figures released by the island's financial services regulator, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
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Jersey Launches Consultation On Judicial Rule Changes

Jersey Launches Consultation On Judicial Rule Changes

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 June, 2017
Jersey's Department for Community and Constitutional Affairs has initiated a public consultation on strengthening the island's judicial independence.
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UK Crown Dependencies Welcome New BEPS Treaty

UK Crown Dependencies Welcome New BEPS Treaty

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 June, 2017
The UK Crown Dependencies – Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man – were among the signatories to the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting multilateral instrument.
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IoM To Table Brexit Law Changes Next Year

IoM To Table Brexit Law Changes Next Year

by Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
23 June, 2017
The Isle of Man's Chief Minister, Howard Quayle, has said his government will provide details of the legislative changes necessitated by Brexit during the course of next year.
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Guernsey Committee Tells Gov't To Drop Tax Hike Plan

Guernsey Committee Tells Gov't To Drop Tax Hike Plan

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
23 June, 2017
Guernsey's Policy and Resources Committee (P&R) has called for the Government to reject newly proposed tax plans that it said would increase the tax burden on families by GBP750 (USD953).
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Study Highlights BVI's Role As An Investment Conduit

Study Highlights BVI's Role As An Investment Conduit

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
22 June, 2017
The British Virgin Islands enables global investment and trade that supports more than two million jobs worldwide, says a new report.
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Shanghai FTZ Confirms Launch Of New Port

Shanghai FTZ Confirms Launch Of New Port

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
21 June, 2017
The Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone says a new free trade port area will be established within the zone.
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