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Bahamas Removes VAT From Certain Education Fees

Bahamas Removes VAT From Certain Education Fees

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
23 August, 2016
The Bahamas Department of Inland Revenue has advised that value-added tax is no longer chargeable on certain ancillary fees related to tuition. This follows the 2016/17 Budget that removed VAT from these fees from July 1, 2016.
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Guernsey Funds Offer Strong 'Substance' Proposition

Guernsey Funds Offer Strong 'Substance' Proposition

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
22 August, 2016
Substance in the fund management sector is of increasing importance, a newly published white paper from Guernsey Finance says, noting recent international regulatory initiatives.
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Bermudian Insurers Report Strong 2015

Bermudian Insurers Report Strong 2015

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
22 August, 2016
Members of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers directly contributed BMD834.3m (USD834.3m) to the Bermuda economy in 2015, according to the Association's 11th annual Bermuda Economic Impact Survey.
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Trinidad And Tobago Signs US FATCA Agreement

Trinidad And Tobago Signs US FATCA Agreement

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
22 August, 2016
Trinidad and Tobago and the United States have signed an agreement to facilitate automatic exchange of information under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
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Bahamas To Legislate For Automatic Tax Info Exchange

Bahamas To Legislate For Automatic Tax Info Exchange

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
19 August, 2016
The Bahamas intends to have drafted a law and guidance by the end of September for the automatic information exchange under the OECD's new Common Reporting Standard.
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Vanuatu's Customs Checks In On Bonded Warehouses

Vanuatu's Customs Checks In On Bonded Warehouses

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
18 August, 2016
Vanuatu's Customs Division has recently increased oversight of bonded warehouses.
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Barbados 2016 Budget Delivers Small Tax Increases, Tax Amnesty

Barbados 2016 Budget Delivers Small Tax Increases, Tax Amnesty

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
18 August, 2016
Barbados's Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, has delivered the island's 2016/17 Budget.
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Barbados Sets Out Finance Sector Plan

Barbados Sets Out Finance Sector Plan

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
18 August, 2016
The President of the Barbados International Business Association, Gregory McConnie, has outlined the Association's plan to promote the island's international business sector in the year ahead.
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Bank De-Risking Highlighted At Commonwealth Meeting

Bank De-Risking Highlighted At Commonwealth Meeting

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
18 August, 2016
The Commonwealth Secretariat recently hosted a public meeting to discuss the findings of a survey into the challenges faced by its members with respect to the drop in correspondent banking relationships, or bank "de-risking."
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Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect Approved

Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect Approved

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
18 August, 2016
Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, a mutual market access program, has received key approvals recently.
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