Contributed Press Releases

Singapore Guide
Global Incorporation Guide [GIG] Editorial
April 22, 2014


Located in South East Asia, Singapore is a highly developed and successful free market economy which enjoys an open and corruption-free environment, stable prices, a low tax regime and a high per capita GDP... Read More


Incorporating An Offshore Company
Global Incorporation Guide [GIG] Editorial
January 27, 2014


As modern telecommunications continue to make the Earth feel smaller and smaller, forming a company in a foreign jurisdiction half way across the world is perhaps as easy as it’s ever been, and recent figures suggest that offshore incorporation activity is returning to pre-recession levels thanks to rising investor confidence. In this feature we look at the basics of incorporating a company offshore. Read More


Offshore Incorporation Trends
Global Incorporation Guide [GIG] Editorial
October 25, 2013


The lingering effects of the financial crisis, which continue to supress economic dynamism in many parts of the world, have undoubtedly contributed to a dip in offshore company formations in the second half of 2012. However, as some recent studies and statistical reports show, certain jurisdictions are doing much better than others in attracting new investors, suggesting that certain other forces are at play here. Read More


International Company Formation - Hong Kong
Sponsored by TRINITY Services Inc
July 31, 2013


A record 213 foreign companies from 33 countries were set up or expanded in Hong Kong in the first half of 2013, and well over one million companies are now registered in the jurisdiction, highlighting its importance as a regional business and finance hub. This feature serves as a guide to incorporating a company in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Read More


Global Trade - The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
By Tax-News.com Editorial
July 16, 2013


For our latest feature on developments in the area of global trade we look at the proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, which, if concluded, would arguably be the most significant and ambitious trade deal of its type in the post-war era. Read More


E-Commerce and E-Gaming: Jersey Focus
By Offshore-E-Com Editorial
July 15, 2013


In the search to find the most suitable offshore base for e-commerce or e-gaming operations, the island of Jersey is often overlooked in preference to neighbouring Channel Island Guernsey or fellow UK Crown Dependency the Isle of Man, both of which are at the forefront of the remote gaming industry. All this might be about to change however, as the Jersey Government begins to put in place the necessary ingredients to allow the industry to grow. Read More


Towards Global Automatic Exchange of Information?
By TreatyPro Editorial
May 15, 2013


This feature explores the various plurilateral efforts underway to achieve more standardization in the exchange of information (EoI) for tax purposes between national revenue authorities, including the European Union (EU) Savings Tax Directive, the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD’s) lesser known tax treaty TRACE project. Read More


Tax-News Global Trade – Do We Need Doha?
By Tax-News.com Editorial
May 9, 2013


It has been almost five years since the Doha Round of trade talks collapsed with the finishing line in sight. But while there have been numerous attempts to revive the Round, led by the indomitable WTO Director General Pascal Lamy, the world seems to have moved on. Read More


International Company Formation - Fees on the Rise
Global Incorporation Guide [GIG] Editorial
May 1, 2013


There are many variables to consider when deciding where to incorporate a company. But one of the most visible measures of the costs of forming a company, especially in an offshore or low-tax jurisdiction, is the level of initial registration and ongoing annual fees, and this has been tending to rise in recent years. Read More


E-Commerce and E-Gaming Feature - The Isle of Man
By Offshore-E-Com Editorial
April 16, 2013


Located in the Irish Sea between the North West of England and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man's economy rests solidly on the provision of offshore financial services to wealthy individuals and multinational corporations in a low-tax environment. However, e-commerce, and in particular e-gaming, has quickly grown to become the second pillar of the island's economy. Read More


The India-Mauritius DTA Saga
By TreatyPro Editorial
February 27, 2013


They致e tried a number of times over the past decade or more, but the Indian government has failed every time to force the changes it wants to the India/Mauritius tax treaty to stop foreign investors from avoiding Indian taxes. With the two governments once again discussing this issue, this article examines the history of the dispute, and the possibilities for change. Read More


Lowtax – International Legal Services
By Lowtax Editorial
February 20, 2013


Offshore financial centers have long acted as a linking channel for investment between “high tax” countries, and this feature examines how modern international business trends and the demand for ever more sophisticated corporate structures has fueled the demand for offshore legal services. There has always been a certain level of demand for offshore legal services, particularly in the sphere of wealth management and asset protection. Understanding trust laws in a foreign jurisdiction often requires specialist help, and it can be difficult to establish complex corporate structures from afar, hence the presence of well-established networks of legal and corporate services providers in most offshore jurisdictions. Read More


Accounting Standards: Introduction to IFRS
By Tax-News.com Editorial
February 12, 2013


As if tax wasn’t complicated enough in most jurisdictions, businesses must also contend with accounting standards rules that, internationally, are in a state of flux as countries harmonize their own rules with ever-evolving international standards at different speeds. This feature attempts to make sense of the current accounting standards situation, and the transition to global standards. Read More


Guide to Incorporating Companies in the BVI
Contributed by O'Neal Webster
February 5, 2013


The British Virgin Islands has often been described as the world’s leading offshore incorporation centre. It has been estimated that, since 1984, over one million BVI companies have been incorporated, placing its status as a leading offshore jurisdiction beyond dispute. There are several factors which contribute to the BVI’s attractiveness as an incorporation centre. As a country the BVI boasts a modern and progressive regulatory regime, economic prosperity, and history of political stability. As a result a BVI company is easily formed, has a flexible organizational structure, enjoys a large measure of privacy and is exempt from taxation and excessive financial reporting. Read More


Global Trade: The Asian Century
By Tax-News.com Editorial
January 29, 2013


Progress towards the completion of the Doha Round of world trade talks remains stalled, and the World Trade Organization has warned of a lurch towards protectionism. However, the world’s major trading powers do not appear to have given up on expanding free trade, and while Doha lays dormant, the Asia-Pacific region – widely tipped to lead the next phase of global economic growth – is playing host to an emerging trend towards the conclusion of multilateral free trade groupings. Read More


International Company Formation - Dubai
By Global Incorporation Guide Editorial
January 24, 2013


With newly released figures showing that the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) had another good year in 2012, this article looks at the advantages of establishing in the DIFC and other major free zones in Dubai, including the Jebel Ali Free Zone, and the Dubai Internet City, as well as some of the requirements that prospective free zone companies must meet to begin operating in them. Read More


Why isn't offshore dying?
Contributed by Laveco Ltd
January 16, 2013


The end of the year is upon us, and at this time the number of justified and more significantly unjustified fears and nervousness about the future increases dramatically. Read More


Dubai is now uncatchable as a business hub for the region
Kitty Miv, Editor
January 3, 2013


A friend of mine took his family on holiday to Dubai just before Christmas, and apart from spending far too much money, reports back that the place is bursting with optimism and go-go spirits. Read More


Malta Holding Companies Review 2012/13
By Tax-News.com Editorial
November 20, 2012


Malta, like Cyprus, has been obliged to dismantle its old 'offshore' companies regime as a trade-off for joining the European Union. EU membership has, however, brought about certain benefits for Maltese companies trading across borders, and, coupled with investment-friendly government policies and some interesting tax planning opportunities, Malta remains one of the most favourable places in the EU in which to locate an international holding company. Read More


Lowtax International Company Formation - Legislative Developments in Hong Kong and Singapore
By Lowtax Editorial
October 19, 2012


As with tax, there is something of a competition between key financial hubs and offshore jurisdictions to offer the best regulatory and legal platform from... Read More





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