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Latest Tax-News

Increase In 2011 EU Tax-To-GDP Ratio

The overall tax-to-GDP ratio among all 27 nations in the European Union stood at 38.8 percent in 2011, increasing from 38.3 percent in 2010, according to the 2013 edition of the Taxation Trends in the European Union publication.
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Study Looks At US Tax Treatment of Capital Assets

With the United States Congress debating major reforms of corporate and individual income taxes, with one of the objectives being to reduce tax rates to promote economic growth, a paper produced by the Tax Foundation looks at the tax treatment of the cost of plant, equipment and buildings as an important part of such a pro-growth tax system.
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ASEAN Pushes Completion Of Economic Community by 2015

In the statement following the recent 22nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Brunei Darussalam, it was emphasized that efforts are to be intensified to realize the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015, as well as to strategize for a post-2015 agenda given the evolving regional free trade agreement architecture.
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Swiss Committee Rejects VAT Reform Plans

In a severe blow to government plans, the Committee for Economic Affairs and Taxation of the Swiss National Council has voted against Federal Council plans to reform the Confederation's value-added tax law.
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The 6th Annual
Inheritance Tax Planning 2013

4th June 2013, Crowne Plaza Kensington Hotel, London

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Ruthlessly practical, this Conference will address the key IHT issues that will, or are likely to, cross your desk in the near future.

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Trusts: Tax-Efficient Management
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Disclosure, the GAAR and Compliance Issues
Excluded Property
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Featured Event

Budget and Finance Bill / Act
Offshore Tax Planning

11th July 2013, Venue TBC, London

10% off with the VIP Code: FKW52578LTEM Don't miss Patrick Soares, Emma Chamberlain, Michael Flesch and Giles Clarke looking into the recent changes made into the  2013 Budget.

• Property
• Re-Writes & Changes
• Residence & Domicile
• 15 practical case studies including:
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◦ NEW 28% CGT charge
NEW IHT debt provisions
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