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  • Deal Or No Deal

    Deal Or No Deal

    As in previous weeks, and despite the deadline drawing ever nearer, the outcome of Brexit is still anyone's guess, and so, once again, I'm opting to stick with safer topics, although safe doesn't necessarily mean uninteresting in this case... Continue Reading »

  • reaching fever pitch

    reaching fever pitch

    When we last left the Brexit players, the background noise was vague but threatening, with Boris blustering, the EU seemingly equanimous in the face of UK governmental fury, and neither side inclined to budge one iota... Continue Reading »

  • Bothersome Brexit

    Bothersome Brexit

    Well, the topic of Brexit is pretty much unavoidable this week, with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson attending the UN General Assembly in New York hoping to talk the big talk (so what's new?)... Continue Reading »

  • living in interesting times

    living in interesting times

    As has become clear over the past several years, the UK population, and its neighbors in the European Union has fallen victim to the curse - commonly misattributed to the Chinese - of living in "interesting times"... Continue Reading »

  • steadier ground

    steadier ground

    Brexit is still too much of a hot potato to tackle with any degree of certainty (with tax and economic consequences potentially taking place across the board in the event of the no deal Brexit being sought by Eurosceptics... Continue Reading »

  • embroiled in turmoil

    embroiled in turmoil

    In last week's column we stuck to the (relatively) safer territory of tax developments in the United States, side-stepping the political turmoil taking place in the UK, and the political bemusement with which... Continue Reading »

  • Digital Disputes

    Digital Disputes

    With everything that's been going on in Europe, and on the international stage more broadly, it feels like a long time since we've taken a proper look at what's going on in the United States from a tax perspective... Continue Reading »

  • The apple never falls far

    The apple never falls far

    Last week we focused our attention on Ireland, which is doing its best to keep its affairs in order in the run-up to the UK's planned (well, after a fashion...) Brexit at the end of October... Continue Reading »

  • Brexit & Ireland

    Brexit & Ireland

    In this week's column, we will be looking at Ireland, which - understandably - in the run-up to the UK's Brexit deadline, has been seeking clarification on the likely impact of the British move... Continue Reading »

  • Budget Measures

    Budget Measures

    Having looked last week at indirect taxes, this week we will be focusing on budgets and direct tax reforms, as this week was a busy one for governments seeking to release, consult on, or legislate their national budgets... Continue Reading »



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Asian Financial Centers Continue To Dominate Top-Ten Rankings

Asian Financial Centers Continue To Dominate Top-Ten Rankings

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
27 September, 2019
The Global Financial Centres Index was released on September 19, 2019, charting the top onshore and offshore financial centers worldwide, and for the first time the most innovative financial technology hubs.
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Jersey Consults On Reporting CRS Avoidance Arrangements

Jersey Consults On Reporting CRS Avoidance Arrangements

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 September, 2019
The Jersey Government is consulting on the implementation of mandatory disclosure rules for Common Reporting Standard Avoidance Arrangements and Opaque Offshore Structures.
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Mauritius Tax Agency Reports On Tax Enforcement Work

Mauritius Tax Agency Reports On Tax Enforcement Work

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
20 September, 2019
The Mauritius Revenue Agency has highlighted its ongoing efforts to tackle tax evasion and improve tax administrative processes.
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Guernsey Launches Consultation On Introducing LLCs

Guernsey Launches Consultation On Introducing LLCs

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
09 September, 2019
Guernsey is proposing to adopt limited liability companies (LLC), in a move intended to enhance the island's competitive position in the United States.
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Gibraltar: UK Releases Post-Brexit Financial Services Guidance

Gibraltar: UK Releases Post-Brexit Financial Services Guidance

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
02 September, 2019
The UK Government has newly tabled two regulations that are intended to ensure that Gibraltar-based financial services firms continue to have access into UK markets, once the UK leaves the EU, in a no-deal scenario.
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Honduras Signs Up To Tax Transparency Standards

Honduras Signs Up To Tax Transparency Standards

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
02 September, 2019
The Government of Honduras on August 8, 2019, announced that it has begun the process of seeking membership of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Tax Information.
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UAE To Bring More Items Into 'Selective Tax' Net

UAE To Bring More Items Into 'Selective Tax' Net

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
02 September, 2019
The United Arab Emirates Cabinet has approved expanding the list of excisable goods to include sugary and sweetened drinks ingredients and e-cigarettes and shisha.
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Singapore To Table Legislation For 2019 Budget Changes

Singapore To Table Legislation For 2019 Budget Changes

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
02 September, 2019
Singapore has finalized amendments to the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2019, following a public consultation that ended in July 2019.
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Three New Members For OECD's Global Forum

Three New Members For OECD's Global Forum

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
02 September, 2019
Guinea, Namibia, and Honduras have joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes as its 155th, 156th, and 157th members.
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Hong Kong Creates Website To Explain TP Documentation

Hong Kong Creates Website To Explain TP Documentation

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
30 August, 2019
Hong Kong's Inland Revenue Department has created a webpage to explain the requirements for master and local file reporting under the country-by-country reporting regime.
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