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  • 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 »

  • Offshore & Midshore Financial Centers

    Offshore & Midshore Financial Centers

    After 15 years of black lists, grey lists, white lists, rebukes, condemnations, threats, and interference from the "high-tax" world under the banner of various plurilateral organizations like the OECD, the G8, the G20 and the EU... Continue Reading »



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Jersey's Elian In Customer Service For CSP

Jersey's Elian In Customer Service For CSP

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
24 April, 2015
Jersey's Elian has become the first fiduciary services business to join the Institute of Customer Service.
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Criminal Sanctions In BVI For Trustees Failing to Maintain Trust Records

Criminal Sanctions In BVI For Trustees Failing to Maintain Trust Records

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
24 April, 2015
Maples and Calder has published a summary of recent changes to British Virgin Islands law in respect of trustee's obligations and criminal sanctions.
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Guernsey Appoints Director Of Int'l Business Development

Guernsey Appoints Director Of Int'l Business Development

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
23 April, 2015
Guernsey Finance has appointed Kate Clouston as its first Director of International Business Development.
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Malta Extends FATCA Reporting Deadline

Malta Extends FATCA Reporting Deadline

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
22 April, 2015
The Inland Revenue Department has announced an extension to the deadline for financial institutions to comply with the reporting deadlines under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act framework.
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Collas Crill Discusses Russian Deoffshorization Law

Collas Crill Discusses Russian Deoffshorization Law

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
22 April, 2015
Due diligence and in-depth risk analysis were highlighted as essential for Channel Island companies doing business in Russia, after recent changes to the Russian tax code, at a recent seminar hosted by offshore law firm Collas Crill.
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DIFC Sends Delegation To India

DIFC Sends Delegation To India

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
21 April, 2015
In a bid to strengthen the trade partnership between the United Arab Emirates and India, a high-profile delegation from the Dubai International Financial Centre recently visited Mumbai.
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IoM Signs Insurance MoU With China

IoM Signs Insurance MoU With China

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
21 April, 2015
The Isle of Man Insurance and Pensions Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Insurance Regulatory Commission to foster co-operation on insurance matters.
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TCI To Launch Inward Investment Agency In July

TCI To Launch Inward Investment Agency In July

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
20 April, 2015
The Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands has said its new inward investment agency is closer to launch, with the appointed of its first board members.
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Ajman Free Zone Finalizing Expansion

Ajman Free Zone Finalizing Expansion

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
20 April, 2015
Ajman Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates announced on April 16, 2015, that it is set to launch the fourth and final phase of the construction of its so-called "smart warehouse" complex.
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Singapore Sounds Note Of Caution On BEPS

Singapore Sounds Note Of Caution On BEPS

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
17 April, 2015
Singapore's Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Josephine Teo, has said that, while Singapore supports the present coordinated international efforts to "tackle harmful tax practices, we must take care to preserve useful and beneficial ones."
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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 »