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  • I.T. is IT!

    I.T. is IT!

    Well here we are, several years into the first month 2021, and it seems that in the analogue world, forward momentum on some significant tax measures has been hamstrung this week by political convulsions, the global pandemic... Continue Reading »

  • Spring Cleaning?

    Spring Cleaning?

    With all of the 'big ticket' news coming out of the United States and Europe recently, and with the world still in the grip of the COVID pandemic, it's been easy for tax developments elsewhere to slip through the net... Continue Reading »

  • Brexit and Covid and Tax, Oh My!

    Brexit and Covid and Tax, Oh My!

    As we come towards the end of the year with a seemingly resurgent pandemic on our hands, but with hope in the form of a vaccine on the horizon, at least one thing seems to have changed as we head into 2021... Continue Reading »

  • Happy Holidays?

    Happy Holidays?

    With the news dominated by the new Coronavirus variant, its implications for the movement of people and goods, and the knock-on economic effects of that, I think you'll agree that things aren't feeling particularly festive this holiday week... Continue Reading »

  • COVID Continues To Capture Headlines

    COVID Continues To Capture Headlines

    Alongside the Brexit trade talks - which seem at the time of writing to have turned a corner - and the political tilting at windmills in the US, one of the recent constants in the news is the resurgence of the Coronavirus pandemic... Continue Reading »

  • Taxing The Zeroes And Ones

    Taxing The Zeroes And Ones

    In this week's column (side-stepping the vexed question of the post-Brexit trade talks, which at the time of writing remain unresolved), we will be concentrating on digital taxation, beginning with the news that France is putting into effect... Continue Reading »

  • Value Added News...

    Value Added News...

    In this week's column, we will be focusing on VAT, which has seemingly been a priority for governments around the world recently... Continue Reading »

  • Compliance on the Cards...

    Compliance on the Cards...

    As, at the time of writing, the transition period following the presidential election was starting in the United States (albeit still not without controversy...), it seems likely... Continue Reading »

  • While US Spins Its Wheels, European Wheels Keep Turning...

    While US Spins Its Wheels, European Wheels Keep Turning...

    With things in the United States seemingly standing still politically, for the moment at least, in this week's column, we will be turning our attention to happenings in Europe and its near neighbours, beginning with France... 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 »



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BVI Reaffirms Tax Transparency Commitment

BVI Reaffirms Tax Transparency Commitment

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
29 September, 2020
The Government of the British Virgin Islands has reiterated its commitment to working toward establishing a publicly accessible register on the beneficial ownership of companies.
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Isle of Man To Improve Beneficial Ownership Register

Isle of Man To Improve Beneficial Ownership Register

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
16 September, 2020
The Isle of Man has launched a consultation on legislative changes to ensure the territory remains fully compliant with international standards on recording details of the beneficial owners of legal entities.
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Bermuda Regulator To Add Conduct Oversight To Mandate

Bermuda Regulator To Add Conduct Oversight To Mandate

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
31 August, 2020
The Bermuda Monetary Authority has recently released a discussion paper on its plans to broaden its mandate by developing a conduct of business regime for the financial services sectors it regulates.
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BVI To Launch FinTech 'Sandbox'

BVI To Launch FinTech 'Sandbox'

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
21 August, 2020
The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission has announced that it will launch its new FinTech Regulatory "Sandbox" on August 31.
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Bermuda Monetary Authority To Overhaul Enforcement Approach

Bermuda Monetary Authority To Overhaul Enforcement Approach

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
21 August, 2020
Bermuda's financial services regulator, the Bermuda Monetary Authority, has set out plans to change its enforcement processes.
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Cayman Rules Out New Taxes In Response To COVID-19

Cayman Rules Out New Taxes In Response To COVID-19

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
18 August, 2020
The Government of the Cayman Islands has ruled out the introduction of direct taxes or new indirect taxes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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EU Announces DAC7, Review Of Corporate Tax Code Of Conduct

EU Announces DAC7, Review Of Corporate Tax Code Of Conduct

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
24 July, 2020
p>The European Commission has announced plans for a new Directive on Administrative Cooperation, on the exchange of information on online platforms' sales, and a new Communication on Tax Good Governance.
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Hong Kong Updates Guidance On APA Regime

Hong Kong Updates Guidance On APA Regime

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
24 July, 2020
Hong Kong's Inland Revenue Department has updated its guidance on Advance Pricing Agreements to reflect tax legislative changes in recent years and the territory's response to the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting Action Plan.
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Bermuda Announces Accounting Rules For Digital Asset Businesses

Bermuda Announces Accounting Rules For Digital Asset Businesses

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
10 July, 2020
The Bermuda Monetary Authority has released a new consultation on the proposed Digital Asset Business Accounts Rules 2020.
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Jersey Issues Guidance On E-Filing Personal Tax Returns

Jersey Issues Guidance On E-Filing Personal Tax Returns

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
10 July, 2020
Revenue Jersey has released guidance for taxpayers filing online for the first time, ahead of the July 31, 2020, filing deadline.
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