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  • Compromises Looking Unlikely

    Compromises Looking Unlikely

    As I posited last week, 2019 is unlikely to go down in history as the year of bipartisanship in Washington. We're barely a couple of weeks into the 116th Congress and look what's happened already... Continue Reading »

  • An Inharmonious Congress

    An Inharmonious Congress

    It's the start of a new working year, and in the field of taxation it's very much business as usual. In the United States, taxpayers and their advisers are no doubt still busy poring over the details of reams of proposed new tax regulations... Continue Reading »

  • Ireland Company Formation

    Ireland Company Formation

    Due to its low corporate tax rate, business-friendly government, use of the English language, and its common law heritage, Ireland has become a favoured destination for foreigncompanies entering the EU marketplace, especially those from the United St Continue Reading »

  • Think the Boston Tea Party or Magna Carta

    Think the Boston Tea Party or Magna Carta

    Tax is something that most people merely grin and bear, albeit through gritted teeth. But it's sometimes much more exciting than that. Indeed, it can change the course of history. Think the Boston Tea Party or Magna Carta... Continue Reading »

  • It only takes one to start a trend

    It only takes one to start a trend

    Last week, Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement welcoming the "abandonment" of the European Union's proposed digital services tax... Continue Reading »

  • BVI International Focus

    BVI International Focus

    Small in geographical stature the territory may be, but the British Virgin Islands, commonly known by its abbreviation the BVI, is one of the most significant international offshore financial centres... Continue Reading »

  • what sort of Brexit will it be?

    what sort of Brexit will it be?

    On November 26, a legal challenge brought by 13 UK expats against the decision of the EU Council to endorse the start of negotiations with the UK on exiting the European Union was rejected by the General Court of the EU... Continue Reading »

  • flummoxed, confounded, bemused, and bewildered

    flummoxed, confounded, bemused, and bewildered

    Flummoxed. Confounded. Bemused. Bewildered. It doesn't sound like a promising start to this week's edition. But these are just a few of the words I'd use to describe the international community's response to the corporate tax cuts in... Continue Reading »

  • Responding to Challenges

    Responding to Challenges

    Over the last few years the international business sector has experienced unprecedented changes, which have totally reshaped the landscape including... Continue Reading »

  • encountering Kryptonite

    encountering Kryptonite

    I am aware that there is a certain element of risk in kicking off this week's edition on the not insignificant matter of Brexit. As I write, Theresa May is still resident in 10 Downing Street. By the time of publication, she may not be... Continue Reading »



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Bermuda Seeks Greater Say In Int'l Tax Policy Talks

Bermuda Seeks Greater Say In Int'l Tax Policy Talks

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
14 January, 2019
The Bermuda Government has set out its plans to more actively engage in discussions on tax policy internationally, including newly establishing offices in Brussels and Washington DC.
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Aruba Announces Plan For Comprehensive Tax Reform

Aruba Announces Plan For Comprehensive Tax Reform

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
21 December, 2018
The Aruba Government has released a new fiscal reform plan, which will cut personal taxes and overhaul the property tax regime.
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Saint Kitts And Nevis Budget Focuses On Compliance

Saint Kitts And Nevis Budget Focuses On Compliance

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
21 December, 2018
Caribbean territory Saint Kitts and Nevis announced no new taxes or rate changes in its new Budget. However, it is planning a number of compliance initiatives and legislative amendments to conform with evolving international tax standards.
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Gibraltar Covered By Proposed Brexit Transition Period

Gibraltar Covered By Proposed Brexit Transition Period

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
03 December, 2018
The UK's recently negotiated Withdrawal Agreement with the EU sets out the arrangements that will apply with regards to Gibraltar.
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OECD Releases Panama CRS Avoidance Update

OECD Releases Panama CRS Avoidance Update

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
03 December, 2018
The OECD has added to its guidance for financial institutions on ensuring that citizenship by investment and residency by investment schemes are not used to circumvent the new international tax information reporting standard, the Common Reporting Standard.
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Ireland, Malta To Close 'Single Malt' Tax Loophole

Ireland, Malta To Close 'Single Malt' Tax Loophole

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
03 December, 2018
The tax authorities of Ireland and Malta have signed a Competent Authority Agreement in a bid to prevent the use of the so-called "Single Malt" tax planning structure.
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Gibraltar Legislates To Ensure Movable Property Income Is Taxable In Gibraltar

Gibraltar Legislates To Ensure Movable Property Income Is Taxable In Gibraltar

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
30 November, 2018
The Gibraltar Government on November 22, 2018, published in its Official Gazette the Income Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2018 to make changes to rules concerning the receipt of income from overseas movable property holdings.
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UK Urged To Drop Plan To Extend Offshore Tax Limitations Period

UK Urged To Drop Plan To Extend Offshore Tax Limitations Period

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
30 November, 2018
The UK Parliament's Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee has proposed that provisions should be stripped from the Finance Bill that would extend the time limit on assessing offshore tax to 12 years.
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Bahamas To Enact Tax Legislation To Adopt International Standards

Bahamas To Enact Tax Legislation To Adopt International Standards

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
23 November, 2018
Representatives from the Bahamas Government have held a number of meetings in Brussels and Paris with the EU's Code of Conduct Group (business taxation) and the OECD to discuss the territory's efforts to comply with international standards on tax governance.
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Barbados To Shutter IBC Regime, Remove Harmful Tax Provisions

Barbados To Shutter IBC Regime, Remove Harmful Tax Provisions

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
16 November, 2018
Barbados's Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin, has confirmed that the territory will soon repeal a number of tax measures that are considered to be contrary to new international standards on harmful tax regimes.
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