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  • Tension between Austria and Hungary over immigration issues

    Tension between Austria and Hungary over immigration issues

    News is that a clash is forming between Austria and Hungary over the problematic immigration processes that are a big issue at the moment. Healy Consultants already covered this topic in regard to Hungary in our recent article... Continue Reading »

  • Reforming a country's tax code can often be an agonizing process

    Reforming a country's tax code can often be an agonizing process

    Something of a tax reform theme emerges from the news this week. And unlike in some countries (I'm talking about you in particular USA), some governments and legislatures are actually putting words into action for a change... Continue Reading »

  • Keeping the patient on life support

    Keeping the patient on life support

    So what was the point of all that then? I refer of course to the humiliating conclusion for Greece in its attempt to renegotiate its bailout terms. Almost unbelievably, after six months of deadlock and brinksmanship... Continue Reading »

  • The EU Savings Tax Directive

    The EU Savings Tax Directive

    If you are a resident of the European Union, and have a bank account or certain other financial interests in another Member state or certain other "third countries" or territories, then the EU Savings Tax Directive is something you should know... Continue Reading »

  • the UK Government still firmly believes in the merits of tax competition

    the UK Government still firmly believes in the merits of tax competition

    Many politicians try to be all things to all people, but few manage to achieve it. George Osborne, the Chancellor of the United Kingdom Exchequer (aka, the Minister of Finance), is making a very good claim to be inducted into the... Continue Reading »

  • An uncharacteristic bout of bipartisanship

    An uncharacteristic bout of bipartisanship

    I never thought I'd see the day, at least in the remainder of President Barack Obama's second term, when Democrats and Republicans would agree on a piece of legislation vital to the United States' economic interests... Continue Reading »

  • Australia Faring Well

    Australia Faring Well

    Another week, another foul-up by the EU, or, more accurately its executive arm, the European Commission, it would appear. I seriously wonder sometimes, when you fly in to Brussels Airport, or approach the city on the Eurostar from London for example, Continue Reading »

  • Talk The Talk, Walk The Walk

    Talk The Talk, Walk The Walk

    If the European Union put as much effort into making taxes more competitive as it does to enforcing those tax laws, surely it would be the most powerful economic area on the planet. But it hasn’t. And while it is true that the EU economy is the large Continue Reading »

  • Political Gimmickry

    Political Gimmickry

    Legislation designed to bind governments to maintaining a budget surplus might initially sound like a good idea. But are such laws mere political gimmickry? Continue Reading »

  • Jersey Focus

    Jersey Focus

    A small island in the English Channel it may be, but Jersey packs a serious punch on the world financial stage with an estimated GBP1.2 trillion of wealth held in the island's banks, trusts, specialist corporate structures and... Continue Reading »



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UK Expected To Continue Pushing For BO Registries

UK Expected To Continue Pushing For BO Registries

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
31 July, 2015
The Premier of the Cayman Islands, Alden McLaughlin, has said he anticipates that the UK will continue to apply pressure on its overseas territories to create beneficial ownership registries.
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Channel Islands Celebrate AIFMD Announcement

Channel Islands Celebrate AIFMD Announcement

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
31 July, 2015
The European Securities and Markets Authority has recommended that Guernsey and Jersey be granted a 'third country' passport under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).
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Singapore Expands Corporate E-Filing Platform

Singapore Expands Corporate E-Filing Platform

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
30 July, 2015
The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has announced that all companies can now file their tax returns electronically.
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Omani Free Zone Adopts New Regulations

Omani Free Zone Adopts New Regulations

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
30 July, 2015
Oman's Duqm Special Economic Zone Authority has adopted new regulations on land use by investors and environmental protection, which came into force on July 27, 2015.
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Bahamas Introduces Online Business Licences

Bahamas Introduces Online Business Licences

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
29 July, 2015
The Bahamas tax office has announced that a new online application platform for business licences will go live on August 4, 2015.
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Standard Bank Jersey Presents Alternative Wine Fund

Standard Bank Jersey Presents Alternative Wine Fund

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
29 July, 2015
Standard Bank Wealth and Investment in Jersey has teamed up with wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd to provide clients with direct access to investment into wines, a popular alternative asset class.
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Barbados To Host FATCA Seminar

Barbados To Host FATCA Seminar

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
28 July, 2015
The Barbados Revenue Authority will host a public seminar this week entitled "Implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act: Where Are We Now?"
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IoM Relaxes Work Permit Rules

IoM Relaxes Work Permit Rules

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 July, 2015
The Isle of Man has announced improvements to its work permit system for companies hiring non-residents.
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Channel Islands Exchange To Acquire Danish Bourse

Channel Islands Exchange To Acquire Danish Bourse

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 July, 2015
The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited is set to acquire Danish-based GXG Markets A/S, a European marketplace for SMEs.
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IMF Welcomes Singapore's Fiscal Policies

IMF Welcomes Singapore's Fiscal Policies

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
24 July, 2015
The International Monetary Fund has expressed support for Singapore's low-tax regime and welcomed recent fiscal reforms in the country.
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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 »