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Curaçao News - Business, Taxation & Offshore

Curacao-US FATCA Agreement Now In Force

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, August 5, 2016

The intergovernmental agreement between Curacao, a low-tax Caribbean territory, and the United States implementing the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is now in force.Read Full Story


ECJ Rules On Overseas Territories' Dividend Taxation

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, June 13, 2014

On June 5, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down a joint ruling concerning two Dutch companies' objections to the imposition of withholding tax on dividends paid to their respective holding companies based in the former Netherlands Antilles.Read Full Story



USTR Consults On Caribbean Trade Benefits

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The United States Trade Representative has begun a consultation on whether certain Caribbean countries should be designated as eligible to receive benefits under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act or the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act.Read Full Story


Netherlands Installs Temporary Government In Curacao

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Netherlands government has denied claims by the former leader of Curacao's indebted government that the introduction of an interim administration had come as a result of a bloodless 'coup'. Read Full Story



Curacao Told To Address Budget Concerns

by Amanda Banks,, London

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Curacao has been tasked by the Netherlands government with getting its fiscal house in order after it contravened a pledge made upon its independence to maintain balanced budgets. Read Full Story


Curacao's Deficit A Worry, Says Central Bank

by Phillip Morton, Investors

Monday, July 16, 2012

Curacao runs the risk of falling into a cycle of posting recurring budget deficits if policy makers fail to implement a plan to consolidate the deficit, and support the competitiveness of the island as a financial services domicile, the Central Bank of Curacao and Saint Marteen has said in its latest annual report, on developments in 2011. Read Full Story