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  • there's plenty of ways to skin a cat

    there's plenty of ways to skin a cat

    As the unpleasant saying goes, there's plenty of ways to skin a cat. And for governments, there's plenty of ways to cut corporate tax. It's not all about corporate tax rates... Continue Reading »

  • Strained Relations

    Strained Relations

    The gilet jaunes - the yellow vests movement - have a lot to answer for. It could be partly thanks to them that France is hell-bent on bringing in its national digital tax, a move that is only likely to apply further pressure... Continue Reading »

  • Hardly setting a great example

    Hardly setting a great example

    Doubtless, there are many people who think it's a bit rich for presidents, prime ministers, and premiers to lecture us about our responsibility to the environment when they arrive en masse to climate conferences in private jets... Continue Reading »

  • look what happened to woolly mammoths

    look what happened to woolly mammoths

    Let's suppose the world's first time machine has been invented, you won the chance to give it a test drive, and the device catapulted you back to 10,000 BC, only to then malfunction. Oh dear. At least the ice age is thawing... Continue Reading »

  • The mind boggles

    The mind boggles

    "Backstop." Not one of the English language's most elegant words. But thanks to Brexit, it has taken on - in my humble opinion - undeserving importance. Indeed, the fate of the western world seemingly hinges on this unprepossessing noun... Continue Reading »

  • Organizing a party without sending invitations

    Organizing a party without sending invitations

    Some things will always be incompatible. Australia and carbon taxation? The United Kingdom and the European Union, perhaps? Hong Kong and value-added tax? Germany and tax cuts? How about taxation and digitalization... Continue Reading »

  • Hong Kong Company Formation

    Hong Kong Company Formation

    Hong Kong is arguably the preeminent business and trade hub in the Asia-Pacific region and is widely acknowledged to be the world's third-largest financial centre after New York and London... Continue Reading »

  • All this uncertainty is no joke

    All this uncertainty is no joke

    Timetables. They're not very glamorous, but they are terribly important. Imagine turning up to the airport to discover the morning flight to London is actually the red-eye to Sydney, leaving 10 hours later than advertised... Continue Reading »

  • Singapore Company Formation

    Singapore Company Formation

    Located in South East Asia, Singapore has emerged as the region's premier business and trade hub. With a highly developed and successful free market economy the city-state enjoys an open and corruption-free environment... Continue Reading »

  • Wake me up when something exciting happens

    Wake me up when something exciting happens

    Frankly, I expected a lot more excitement from South Africa's latest Budget. This is a country in fiscal trouble, with tax receipts unable to keep pace with expenditure, and a budget deficit growing by the year... Continue Reading »



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Crown Dependencies Add To Economic Substance Guidance

Crown Dependencies Add To Economic Substance Guidance

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
10 May, 2019
The UK Crown Dependencies have added to joint guidance issued in December 2018 on the economic substance requirements that are effective for accounting periods commencing on or after January 1, 2019.
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BVI Supporting Firms To Comply With Economic Substance Code

BVI Supporting Firms To Comply With Economic Substance Code

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
10 May, 2019
The British Virgin Islands financial services promotional agency BVI Finance has held educational sessions on the new draft Economic Substance Code in the BVI, London, and Hong Kong.
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Malta To Provide Tax Relief For Audiovisual Productions

Malta To Provide Tax Relief For Audiovisual Productions

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
29 April, 2019
Malta has published two regulations to create tax breaks for audiovisual productions.
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Cayman To Broaden Regulation Of Securities And Investments

Cayman To Broaden Regulation Of Securities And Investments

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
29 April, 2019
The Cayman Islands plans to broaden the territory's regulatory regime for securities and investments.
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UAE Issues VAT Refund Guidance For Foreign Firms

UAE Issues VAT Refund Guidance For Foreign Firms

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
29 April, 2019
The United Arab Emirates has newly issued a VAT refund guide for business visitors.
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Maldives Introduces Electronic Tax Payment Obligation For Largest Firms

Maldives Introduces Electronic Tax Payment Obligation For Largest Firms

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
20 March, 2019
From April 1, 2019, taxpayers with an annual turnover of MVR50m (USD3.25m) or more will be required to make payments to the Maldives Inland Revenue Authority via the MIRAconnect online tax administration portal.
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Guernsey Signs UK MoU To Ensure Funds Access After Brexit

Guernsey Signs UK MoU To Ensure Funds Access After Brexit

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
20 March, 2019
Guernsey's financial services regulator has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK's Financial Conduct Authority to ensure market access for Guernsey investment funds into the UK after Brexit.
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Seven Territories Receive Clean Bill Of Health On Tax Transparency

Seven Territories Receive Clean Bill Of Health On Tax Transparency

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
20 March, 2019
Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Spain, and the Turks and Caicos Islands have been rated "Largely Compliant" with international tax transparency standards following a peer review by members of the OECD Global Forum.
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Hong Kong Tables Law For Budget Tax Relief Measures

Hong Kong Tables Law For Budget Tax Relief Measures

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
14 March, 2019
Hong Kong published in its Official Gazette The Inland Revenue (Amendment) (Tax Concessions) Bill 2019 on March 8. The Bill will implement concessionary tax measures proposed in the 2019-20 Budget.
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EU Expands Tax Blacklist, Penalizing Non-Reformers

EU Expands Tax Blacklist, Penalizing Non-Reformers

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
14 March, 2019
The EU has tripled its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions to include 15 countries.
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