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  • 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 »

  • complex tax rules and capricious tax inspectors

    complex tax rules and capricious tax inspectors

    Governments the world over are repeatedly heard telling taxpayers to ensure they follow the tax rules. But they don't make it easy for taxpayers to achieve compliance - they really don't... Continue Reading »

  • stockpiling paper

    stockpiling paper

    According to European Council President Donald Tusk, a special place has been reserved in the afterlife for those seeking to bring about a hard Brexit without a plan. By "special," Mr Tusk didn't mean "nice." What he meant... Continue Reading »

  • prospects looking rosy

    prospects looking rosy

    One of the great ironies of the OECD's BEPS project is that it's great for business - if you happen to be in the business of tax advisory work, that is. This wasn't supposed to happen... Continue Reading »

  • Brexit Ramifications For Ireland

    Brexit Ramifications For Ireland

    Amid intensifying uncertainty over Britain's future legal and trading relationships with the European Union, Ireland is looking like an increasingly attractive alternative for UK companies... Continue Reading »

  • unintended consequences

    unintended consequences

    Can anything good really come from referendums? It's the purest form of democracy, but recent history suggests such plebiscites can be more of a hindrance than a help. Enough said about the UK already... Continue Reading »

  • Life's never simple

    Life's never simple

    It's no wonder voters in many countries are feeling aggrieved, ignored and generally disillusioned. Often, it seems they vote for one thing, and get something completely different... Continue Reading »



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EU Warns Six States On 'Harmful' Tax Regimes

EU Warns Six States On 'Harmful' Tax Regimes

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
12 February, 2019
The EU Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) has notified authorities in Barbados, Belize, Curacao, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, and Seychelles that the group considers further changes are needed to their tax regimes to bring them into line with international standards.
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Bermuda Discusses Rental Tax Proposal, Tax Data Exchange

Bermuda Discusses Rental Tax Proposal, Tax Data Exchange

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
12 February, 2019
Bermuda's Government has stated that proposals for a rental income tax, detailed in a pre-budget report, were released as part of a consultation exercise and that the proposal for the levy has not been confirmed or formally announced. A decision on whether to include the measure in the Budget will be revealed when it is presented to parliament on February 22, 2019, it said.
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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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Record Year For UK Crown Dependencies' Stock Exchange

Record Year For UK Crown Dependencies' Stock Exchange

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
14 January, 2019
The International Stock Exchange (TISE) – formerly the Channel Islands Stock Exchange – has announced there were a record 865 new listings during 2018, up 22.7 percent on 2017.
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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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