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Gibraltar To Offer QNUPS

Gibraltar To Offer QNUPS

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
01 August, 2014
Pension professionals in Gibraltar will soon be able to offer Qualifying Non-UK Pension Schemes from Gibraltar following discussions between the Government of Gibraltar and HM Revenue and Customs in the United Kingdom.
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Isle Of Man Amends Foreign Companies Act

Isle Of Man Amends Foreign Companies Act

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
01 August, 2014
Changes to the Isle of Man's Foreign Companies Act came into effect on August 1, 2014, amending the regime for the registration of such companies and the filing of annual returns.
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Jersey Companies Registry Receives Innovation Award

Jersey Companies Registry Receives Innovation Award

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
01 August, 2014
The International Association of Commercial Administrators, the leading global forum for international registries, has presented Jersey's Companies Registry with an award for "outstanding achievement in secured transaction registry innovation."
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Bermuda Insurance Industry Grows In Q2

Bermuda Insurance Industry Grows In Q2

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
01 August, 2014
The Bermuda Monetary Authority has published figures for the first half of 2014 showing steady growth in the insurance industry.
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UBS Settles German Tax Dispute

UBS Settles German Tax Dispute

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
31 July, 2014
UBS has resolved its cross-border tax dispute with authorities in the German city of Bochum – a settlement that the Swiss bank says will allow it to move forward in what it described as an important market.
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Dominica Slashes Tax Rates In 2014/15 Budget

Dominica Slashes Tax Rates In 2014/15 Budget

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
31 July, 2014
Caribbean territory Dominica has announced that it is to overhaul fiscal incentives to attract foreign investment, and plans to cut the territory's corporate income tax by five percent and introduce corporate tax breaks for companies increasing their headcount.
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Gibraltar Consults On Beneficial Ownership Registry

Gibraltar Consults On Beneficial Ownership Registry

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
30 July, 2014
Gibraltar has invited industry feedback on the creation of a central register of beneficial owners to improve transparency.
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BVI Issues FATCA Guidance Notes

BVI Issues FATCA Guidance Notes

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
30 July, 2014
The British Virgin Islands have published guidance notes on requirements under their intergovernmental agreements to facilitate automatic information exchange with the United States and the United Kingdom.
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CARICOM, Turkey Considering Free Trade Pact

CARICOM, Turkey Considering Free Trade Pact

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
29 July, 2014
Leaders from Caribbean Community states agreed with Turkey to launch negotiations towards a free trade agreement at the first CARICOM-Turkey Consultation and Cooperation Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 18-20, 2014.
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Surge In Jersey Private Placements Ahead of EU AIFMD

Surge In Jersey Private Placements Ahead of EU AIFMD

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
29 July, 2014
With the end of the transitional period for the Alternative Investment Funds Managers Directive, the number of funds applying to the Jersey Financial Services Commission to use Jersey's private placement route into Europe has surged to 164.
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