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  • switching from austerity to growth

    switching from austerity to growth

    It is a measure of how profoundly the financial crisis affected the world that, only now, eight years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, many governments are switching the focus of their fiscal policies from austerity to growth... Continue Reading »

  • Pandora's Box is now wide open

    Pandora's Box is now wide open

    It sounds a bit rich of the OECD to lecture countries on the need for tax certainty, when its BEPS project is the root cause of massive uncertainty in the area of international taxation... Continue Reading »

  • FATCA looks likely to remain a fact of life

    FATCA looks likely to remain a fact of life

    The apocalypse has been cancelled. Or perhaps it has merely been put on hold. Either way, it is clear that the major economic convulsions that many predicted would be unleashed by a UK vote for Brexit have barely registered ... Continue Reading »

  • Citizenship By Investment

    Citizenship By Investment

    Rapid advances in communication technologies and international travel coupled with the ongoing process of globalization have made the world a much smaller place, so that now it is possible work, invest, or start a business... Continue Reading »

  • a tendency to lurch towards trade protectionism

    a tendency to lurch towards trade protectionism

    Brazil has been rather quiet on the tax front recently. This is understandable, given the country has been busy hosting the greatest sporting event on earth, and impeaching its (now former) president. Brazil sneaked back into tax news... Continue Reading »

  • Cyprus Laws And Regulations

    Cyprus Laws And Regulations

    At the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus, with its favorable tax and legal environment, has emerged as major European business hub. In this special feature, we summarize the rules and regulations governing... Continue Reading »

  • following a well-trodden path to Ireland

    following a well-trodden path to Ireland

    In more ways than one, France and the United States are a long way apart. 3,000 miles of ocean separates Nantes from New York, and there are obvious linguistic and cultural differences between the two... Continue Reading »

  • The path towards GST remains strewn with obstacles

    The path towards GST remains strewn with obstacles

    There is a theory, usually expounded by free marketeers, that governments, and societies at large, benefit from tax cuts because: taxpayers are less inclined to find ways to avoid tax and therefore the government collects more revenue... Continue Reading »

  • one person's whistleblower is another person's thief

    one person's whistleblower is another person's thief

    Here we go again. Another moral dilemma in government. The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has disseminated personal financial information belonging to 160,000 suspected tax evaders to 20 countries... Continue Reading »

  • no smoke without fire

    no smoke without fire

    If anybody doubts the assertion that United States "tax expenditures" – credits, deductions, exemptions, and the like – are running out of control, they need only read the Washington-based Tax Foundation's latest report on the matter... Continue Reading »



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IoM Welcomes New E-Gaming Company, Sporaga

IoM Welcomes New E-Gaming Company, Sporaga

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
29 September, 2016
The Isle of Man's e-Gaming sector has added another company to its number, with the announcement that fantasy sports e-Gaming company Sporaga has been granted a licence to operate from the island.
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Jersey Regulator To Hike Trust Company Fees

Jersey Regulator To Hike Trust Company Fees

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
29 September, 2016
Jersey's financial services regulator, the Jersey Financial Services Commission, has proposed fee increases for trust company businesses under its supervision.
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Jersey Virtual Currency Regime Targets Fintech

Jersey Virtual Currency Regime Targets Fintech

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
28 September, 2016
Jersey has introduced a new regulatory regime for virtual currencies.
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Offshore Financial Centers Rally In Latest Global Rankings

Offshore Financial Centers Rally In Latest Global Rankings

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
28 September, 2016
Offshore financial centers have recovered lost ground in the recently published twentieth edition of the Global Financial Centres Index.
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Jersey Rules Out Tax Hikes In Response To Brexit

Jersey Rules Out Tax Hikes In Response To Brexit

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 September, 2016
Jersey will stick with its medium term fiscal plan despite the UK's decision to leave the European Union and a predicted slowdown in tax collections.
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Individual Tax Low For Caribbean, Latin American Workers: OECD

Individual Tax Low For Caribbean, Latin American Workers: OECD

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
27 September, 2016
Taxes on individual workers in the Caribbean and in Latin American countries are on average one-third lower than in OECD countries, says a new report.
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Barbados Reminds Of Land Tax Discount For Timely Payment

Barbados Reminds Of Land Tax Discount For Timely Payment

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
26 September, 2016
The Barbados Revenue Authority has said taxpayers who pay their 2016-17 land tax bill promptly will benefit from a five to 10 percent discount.
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Barbados To Contest Tax Blacklist Placement

Barbados To Contest Tax Blacklist Placement

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
26 September, 2016
Speaking ahead of an OECD meeting to be held in Paris, Barbados's International Business Minister said he would vehemently challenge the suggestion that Barbados should be placed on an EU tax blacklist.
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Guernsey Seeks Feedback On CbC Reporting Framework

Guernsey Seeks Feedback On CbC Reporting Framework

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
23 September, 2016
The States of Guernsey has launched a public consultation on implementing a new country-by-country reporting requirement for large corporations.
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IoM Consults On Ship Registry Changes

IoM Consults On Ship Registry Changes

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
23 September, 2016
The Isle of Man Ship Registry is consulting stakeholders on major changes to the structure of its operating models and fees.
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Kitty's Encomiums And Execrations

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 »