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  • 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 »

  • Talking Indirectly

    Talking Indirectly

    Moving away from the vexed UK political situation, and we're shifting our focus to indirect taxes this week... Continue Reading »

  • Moving Houses Of Parliament

    Moving Houses Of Parliament

    With the United Kingdom grabbing the headlines this week anyway, with the appointment (one can hardly properly call it an election) of new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, it probably makes sense to focus on the UK this week... Continue Reading »

  • A Digital World

    A Digital World

    Well, never let it be said that I'm not cutting edge! In this week's column, we'll be focusing on digital taxes, and the treatment of digital transactions, beginning with Australia, where the government has taken a sideways swipe... Continue Reading »

  • interesting times

    interesting times

    Last week we focused on Europe and indirect taxes, and it's tempting to do so again; VAT is a perennial subject of interest to both governments and businesses... Continue Reading »



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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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Switzerland To Expand AEOI Network

Switzerland To Expand AEOI Network

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
22 August, 2019
The Swiss Government will exchange financial account information with 33 other countries' tax authorities for the first time in September.
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Hong Kong Announces Reliefs For Individuals, Businesses

Hong Kong Announces Reliefs For Individuals, Businesses

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
22 August, 2019
Hong Kong's Government has announced a package of reliefs for businesses and individuals, in response to the recent riots and risks around the global economy.
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Cayman Explains How To Comply With New Economic Substance Rules

Cayman Explains How To Comply With New Economic Substance Rules

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
22 August, 2019
The Cayman Government has set out how companies should comply with new economic substance requirements, which must be met for certain companies to access the territory's tax regime.
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