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Latest Tax-News Special Feature

Personal Tax Review

In our last review of personal taxation we observed governments, anxious to appear to be taxing their subjects fairly, were by and large keeping lower rates of income tax on hold, while targeting high income individuals in their seemingly never-ending quest to raise the tax take. This trend, with few exceptions, has continued from 2012 into 2013.

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Latest Tax-News

OECD Claims Tax Transparency Advances

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has presented a progress report to the G20 nations' Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, reporting back on initiatives to tackle tax evasion, tax base erosion and profit shifting.
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Google Head Defends UK Tax Arrangements

In an interview with the BBC, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has defended the company against criticisms that it pays too little tax in the UK.
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Flaherty Tables Canadian Budget Tax Measures

The Canadian Government has tabled a Notice of Ways and Means Motion to implement a number of Budget tax measures, including initiatives to improve tax fairness.
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BVI Refutes Tax Evasion, Data Leak Claims

The Premier of the British Virgin Islands Orlando Smith has refuted a number of erroneous media reports pertaining to information leaked in relation to two BVI trust companies to an international consortium of journalists, defending the territory's adherence with international best standards and its cooperative attitude to global efforts to tackle all forms of fiscal crime.
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Germany Unveils Details Of DTA Negotiating Strategy

Germany has issued a new model tax treaty (Deutsche Verhandlungsgrundlage) as a basis for future tax treaty negotiations.
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Featured Event

101 Ideas for Private Client Tax Planning

27th June, The Hatton, London

This CPD certified event contains presentations from industry experts and authors including Patrick Soares from GRAY’S INN TAX CHAMBERS, Chris Whitehouse of 5 STONE BUILDINGS and David Kilshaw from KPMG. Hot topics for 2013 include:

• Pension Schemes – QROPS, ROPS etc
• CGT Planning
• National Insurance Contributions
• Tax Planning for Employment Income
• Stamp Duty and SDLT Planning

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Featured Event

Transcontinental Trusts 2013

19th-20th June 2013, Grand Hotel Kempinski, Geneva

Shaping the agenda of the offshore world
Remember you hear it first at TransTrusts!

TransTrusts Forecasts the Offshore World because:
• It is the Oldest Trusts Event in Europe - Now in its 28th Year!
• It has Over 200+ Attendees from 15 Offshore Jurisdictions attended in 2012 alone
• 30+ expert trusts speakers drawn from across the globe
• Multiple Separate Breakfast Briefings
• Excellent networking opportunities, including the unmissable Lake Geneva Boat Cruise
• Break-out sessions enabling you to address your high-priority jurisdiction Plus a whole lot more

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