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  • A Mixed Bag of Swiss Rolls and VAT Selection Packs...

    A Mixed Bag of Swiss Rolls and VAT Selection Packs...

    As election fever takes hold in the United Kingdom, with the odds reportedly narrowing slightly in favor of the governing Conservative Party returning to power (at least at the time of writing)... Continue Reading »

  • A Flurry Of Activity

    A Flurry Of Activity

    As the political turmoil continues unabated in the United Kingdom in the run-up to the December 12 general election, it occurs that the United States has been sadly neglected in this column in the last weeks and months, an oversight that we will... Continue Reading »

  • Tinkering Behind The Scenes

    Tinkering Behind The Scenes

    As we head into Halloween, things are certainly getting spooky, in the UK at least... Continue Reading »

  • Hong Kong International Focus

    Hong Kong International Focus

    Hong Kong is a densely populated 400-square-mile peninsula and collection of islands in south-eastern China, home to more than seven million people, and it certainly punches above its weight in international terms... Continue Reading »

  • Political Declarations & Future Relationships

    Political Declarations & Future Relationships

    This week in Brexit (Bo-rxit? Berck-sit? Maybe we'll stick with Broke-sit...) has been a particularly interesting one. (And there are, it must be said, less polite alternatives to describe the current situation... Continue Reading »

  • Budgets Galore

    Budgets Galore

    Well I think that given all that's currently going on in the world at the moment, we'll stick with the relatively safe topic of budgets, don't you? Not least because there were a lot of them this week, delivered in quick succession... Continue Reading »

  • 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 »



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Belize Removed From EU's Tax Blacklist

Belize Removed From EU's Tax Blacklist

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
15 November, 2019
The EU has removed Belize from its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions and Macedonia from its "grey list."
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Jersey Seeking To Strike Up More Financial Services Business In China

Jersey Seeking To Strike Up More Financial Services Business In China

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
08 November, 2019
Representatives from Jersey are holding week-long meetings in Asia to promote the island as a well-regulated offshore international financial center.
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Mauritius Ratifies BEPS MLI

Mauritius Ratifies BEPS MLI

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
28 October, 2019
Mauritius has recently ratified the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) multilateral instrument, agreeing to make changes to its tax treaty network to prevent abuse.
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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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