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Liechtenstein, Singapore Double Tax Pact In Force

Liechtenstein, Singapore Double Tax Pact In Force

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
27 July, 2014
The double taxation agreement between Singapore and Liechtenstein, which was signed on June 27 last year, entered into force on July 25, 2014, after the completion of domestic ratification procedures by both territories.
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Turks And Caicos Announces 2014/2015 Budget

Turks And Caicos Announces 2014/2015 Budget

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
27 July, 2014
The Turks and Caicos Islands Government is to boost spending by five percent, funded by a number of tax measures, many of which undo reforms implemented under an interim Government installed by UK authorities.
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Bahamas Drastically Rethinks VAT Plans

Bahamas Drastically Rethinks VAT Plans

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
25 July, 2014
With less than six months to go until the Bahamas introduces its new 7.5 percent value-added tax regime from January 1, 2015, the Government has tabled revised legislation to overhaul numerous aspects of the regime.
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Hong Kong Publishes REIT Consultation Conclusions

Hong Kong Publishes REIT Consultation Conclusions

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
25 July, 2014
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission has released the conclusions to a consultation, launched earlier this year, on proposals to amend the Code on Real Estate Investment Trusts to introduce flexibility in their investment scope.
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IMF Urges Bahamas To Install Long-Awaited VAT

IMF Urges Bahamas To Install Long-Awaited VAT

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
24 July, 2014
Following its recent visit to the Bahamas, the International Monetary Fund has reported gradual economic recovery, but stressed the importance of the prompt introduction of a value-added tax to shore up the territory's finances.
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IMF Loan To Support Grenadian Fiscal Rebalancing

IMF Loan To Support Grenadian Fiscal Rebalancing

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
24 July, 2014
The International Monetary Fund has approved a three-year USD21.6m arrangement for Grenada to support the territory's efforts to rebalance its finances.
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Gibraltar Approved To Accept UK Insurance Transfers

Gibraltar Approved To Accept UK Insurance Transfers

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
23 July, 2014
The UK Government has recently confirmed that it will allow transfers of insurance products between the UK and Gibraltar under Part VII of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
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Jersey Introduces Charities Law

Jersey Introduces Charities Law

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
23 July, 2014
Jersey has introduced new flexible legislation for charities designed to cater for the needs of small local charities as well as global philanthropic structures.
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Guernsey Challenges Domestic Property Duty Avoidance

Guernsey Challenges Domestic Property Duty Avoidance

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
22 July, 2014
Guernsey has invited public consultation on closing a domestic tax loophole that allows people to transfer real estate without paying duty through a property-owning entity, such as a limited liability company.
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Hong Kong Consults On OTC Derivative Rules

Hong Kong Consults On OTC Derivative Rules

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
22 July, 2014
On July 18, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission began a one-month consultation on the detailed requirements relating to the mandatory reporting and related record keeping obligations under Hong Kong's new over-the-counter derivatives regime.
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