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BVI Calls For Level Onshore, Offshore Playing Field

BVI Calls For Level Onshore, Offshore Playing Field

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
24 June, 2016
The British Virgin Islands has called for a level playing field internationally between onshore and offshore jurisdictions.
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Channel Islands Exchange Lists On Its Own Market

Channel Islands Exchange Lists On Its Own Market

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
24 June, 2016
The owner and operator of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange has listed on its own market.
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MEPs Endorse Transparency Agreement With Monaco

MEPs Endorse Transparency Agreement With Monaco

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
24 June, 2016
The European Parliament has voted to approve an agreement between the European Union and Monaco to automatically exchange information on residents' financial accounts from 2018.
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BVI FATCA Report Deadline Extended

BVI FATCA Report Deadline Extended

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
22 June, 2016
The British Virgin Islands Financial Account Reporting System can now be used by financial institutions.
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Guernsey Regulator Sets Out 2016 Goals

Guernsey Regulator Sets Out 2016 Goals

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
22 June, 2016
Guernsey's financial services regulator, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, has set out its objectives for 2016 in its recently released 2015 annual report.
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BVI Forward Initiative Taking Shape

BVI Forward Initiative Taking Shape

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
22 June, 2016
The British Virgin Islands has briefed the financial services sector on progress under the islands' 10-point inward investment promotion strategy, BVI Forward.
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Saint Maarten's Tax Burden To Rise

Saint Maarten's Tax Burden To Rise

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
22 June, 2016
Caribbean territory St Maarten has disclosed that it intends to broaden the tax base, simplify the tax regime, remove unnecessary red tape, and shift the tax burden towards indirect taxes.
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Malta's Full Imputation Tax System Safe Under EU Proposals

Malta's Full Imputation Tax System Safe Under EU Proposals

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
20 June, 2016
Speaking at a meeting of European Union Finance Ministers in Luxembourg last week, Malta's Minister for Finance, Edward Scicluna, stated that Malta can accept the latest version of a proposal for a European Union Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive.
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Isle of Man Businesses Support UK Remaining In EU

Isle of Man Businesses Support UK Remaining In EU

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
20 June, 2016
The Isle of Man has published a report on the results of a survey of members of the island's Chamber of Commerce on the forthcoming "Brexit" referendum.
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Bahamas Seeks To Become Renminbi Trading Hub

Bahamas Seeks To Become Renminbi Trading Hub

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
17 June, 2016
The Bahamas has announced an initiative that will see the territory become a trading hub for the Chinese renminbi (yuan).
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