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  • What have the Romans ever done for us?

    What have the Romans ever done for us?

    "What have the Romans ever done for us?", Reg, played by John Cleese, asks his fellow anti-Roman insurgents in a memorable and amusing scene from the movie The Life of Brian "apart from better sanitation and medicine... Continue Reading »

  • A price worth paying for progress

    A price worth paying for progress

    When measured against its competitors, the Australian tax system isn't actually that bad. PwC ranks Australia 39th out of 189 countries in terms of how easy it is for a medium-sized company to discharge its tax obligations, which isn't... Continue Reading »

  • The Comoros Islands

    The Comoros Islands

    It has had a troubled start to life as an independent nation, with political instability holding back its development. But the Government of the Comoros Islands (also referred to here as Comoros) is putting in place a legal framework... Continue Reading »

  • Benefits Of A Dubai Company

    Benefits Of A Dubai Company

    Establishing your Dubai Offshore Company / International Business Company provide a vast array of advantages over other jurisdictions and in essence the main ones being that Dubai is a Real Country with a Real Economy and holds no negative stigmas... Continue Reading »

  • 2nd Citizenship

    2nd Citizenship

    Following the recent report in the world News section of lowtax.net that over 100 new St Kitts and Nevis Citizen by Investment (CBI) certificates have been signed recently, this feature explores the options open to those seeking a quick route... Continue Reading »

  • Out of the frying pan and into the fire

    Out of the frying pan and into the fire

    Does Italy really need another new tax? Seemingly, yes it does. Well, the economy doesn't, but the Government surely does. National Statistical Office figures show that Italy's tax-to-GDP ratio exceeded 50 percent in the fourth quarter... Continue Reading »

  • Benefits Of A UAE International Business Company

    Benefits Of A UAE International Business Company

    UAE Offshore Companies are used for a variety of business purpose ranging from setting up business entities to owning overseas financial and real estate assets, inheritance planning, setting up holding companies and special purpose... Continue Reading »

  • The US is supposed to be the Land of the Free

    The US is supposed to be the Land of the Free

    As I wrote in this column recently, there is still some merit in the claim that the US is the greatest country on earth – the millions of people who have been naturalized as US citizens over the past few years, dwarfing the number... Continue Reading »

  • two things certain in life are death and taxes

    two things certain in life are death and taxes

    As the saying goes, the two things certain in life are death and taxes. In many countries, that includes being taxed after death, which is a tad unsporting, one might think. You pay your taxes on income, capital, and consumption during... Continue Reading »

  • Sprinkling Fairy Dust

    Sprinkling Fairy Dust

    It's difficult to know what to make of George Osborne's sixth budget as the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer (that's finance minister to the rest of the world). In the days leading up to the last budget of the current Parliament... Continue Reading »



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Guernsey Introduces New Rules For Insurers

Guernsey Introduces New Rules For Insurers

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
01 May, 2015
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has issued new solvency requirements for licensed insurers, beginning a "new risk-based solvency framework."
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St Kitts And Nevis Reviewing CBI Program

St Kitts And Nevis Reviewing CBI Program

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
01 May, 2015
Saint Kitts and Nevis has announced that it is to restructure its Citizenship by Investment program and also review previously approved applications.
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Gulf Petrochem Launches Property Fund In DIFC

Gulf Petrochem Launches Property Fund In DIFC

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
30 April, 2015
Gulf Petrochem Group has announced that it has launched an India-focused real estate fund called GP Property Fund (CEIC) Limited in the Dubai International Financial Center, a free zone in the United Arab Emirates.
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BVI Launches FATCA Reporting Platform

BVI Launches FATCA Reporting Platform

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
30 April, 2015
The British Virgin Islands Government has told financial institutions that the deadline for registration under its newly launched Financial Account Reporting System to facilitate FATCA compliance is June 1, 2015.
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Malta Addresses EU Undeclared Work Conference

Malta Addresses EU Undeclared Work Conference

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
29 April, 2015
Speaking at a recent EU conference on the topic, Malta's Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs, and Civil Liberties discussed Malta's efforts to tackle income tax and value-added tax evasion connected with undeclared work.
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US, EU Banks 'Cutting Ties To Belize'

US, EU Banks 'Cutting Ties To Belize'

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
29 April, 2015
Belize Bank has expressed concerns about the impact on the territory's banking sector of recent efforts by international banks to 'de-risk' and shed operations in some territories due to fears of incurring regulatory fines for infractions.
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Guernsey Retains AA+ Credit Rating

Guernsey Retains AA+ Credit Rating

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
28 April, 2015
The Guernsey Government has welcomed an announcement from Standard & Poor's that the territory's credit rating remains at AA-plus, with a stable outlook.
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Isle Of Man Seeks Opportunities With Wuxi, China

Isle Of Man Seeks Opportunities With Wuxi, China

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
28 April, 2015
The Isle of Man's Chief Minister, Allan Bell, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Wuxi Municipal Bureau of Commerce, China.
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Gibraltar Completes First ILS Transaction

Gibraltar Completes First ILS Transaction

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 April, 2015
Gibraltar has announced the completion this month of its first insurance-linked securities transaction.
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DFSA Seeks To Improve Ties With India

DFSA Seeks To Improve Ties With India

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
27 April, 2015
A delegation from the Dubai Financial Services Authority, a free zone regulator in the United Arab Emirates, visited Mumbai, India, on April 23, 2015, to explore ways to enhance financial cooperation between the two territories.
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Intended to be a proxy for business friendliness; evidently they are highly partisan, but hopefully one day they will become useful for decision-making, even if for the moment it is all just an amusing game. View Country Rankings »

United Kingdom VAT And Sales Tax Guide

A guide to VAT And Sales Taxes in the United Kingdom, covering everything from rates, exemptions, and thresholds, to information on records and invoices, VAT returns, payments, refunds, assessments, and penalties. View United Kingdom VAT And Sales Tax Guide »