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  • Ukrainian Tax Legislation 2016
    DLF Attorneys-At-Law
    Monday, April 11, 2016

    Due to amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine, it is worth noting about tax rates and procedures applicable in 2016...
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  • Equalisation Levy: A toothless taxing tiger
    Contributed by CA. Karnik Gulati (ADIT)
    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    The issue of taxing cyclopean companies such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, etc., has been scuffling the tax authorities in major countries around the world including India, France, United Kingdom ('UK') and United States of America ('USA')...
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  • Friday, March 4, 2016

    As emphasised by the International Labour Organizations (ILO), seafarers are frequently exposed to difficult working conditions and particular occupational risks. In fact, since working far from home, they may be vulnerable...
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  • Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone is renowned for being a cost-effective haven to a diverse range of European, South Asian, Middle Eastern and North African markets. Its strategic location enables businesses and companies to easily access...
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  • Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Setting up a company or business is one of the most difficult and complex tasks entrepreneurs face. Entrepreneurs who choose to set up businesses within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are usually presented with numerous challenges...
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  • Benefits of UAE-Based Offshore Companies
    Contributed by Oxford Tax Solutions
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Offshore companies are established for a variety of reasons including a company's necessity to restructure, create an international business entity as well as protect the assets of the company...
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  • Monday, October 5, 2015

    Currently Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is one of the fastest developing emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). RAK is renowned for being a low-cost, corruption and tax-free jurisdiction, ideal for business ventures...
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  • Thursday, October 1, 2015

    After 12 years since its launch, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) took part in the Cityscape and it is presumed that it will not be the last time. The DMCC is undeniably Dubai’s most innovative, dynamic and ambitious property developers...
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  • Former Governors Tout State Records On Tax Reform
    Contributed by TheCapitalPress.com
    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    The comprehensive tax reform movement, while not completely dead, appears to be on life support, at least until President Obama leaves office. Accordingly, voters who are concerned about this issue are forced to look forward to the next presidential election...
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  • Making Citizenship-Based Taxation Reform Easy
    Contributed by Lynne Swanson, first published in 'Tax Connections'
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Heitor David Pinto wants to "make it easy" for Congress to move from citizenship-based taxation (CBT) to residence-based taxation (RBT)...
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  • Americans abroad need tax justice too
    Contributed by Lynne Swanson and Victoria Ferauge, first published in 'The Hill'
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    "Why are we doing this to folks? Why are we tormenting them in this way?" IRS Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson asked in an address to Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association FATCA Policy Symposium in Washington last year.
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  • TIEAs explained
    Contributed by by Dirk De Wolf
    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Conflict can emerge when a country must access information that may be protected by a foreign legal system, in order to enforce its own laws. These types of conflicts have generally been resolved through the execution of collaborative...
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  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Malta continues to receive glowing reviews internationally as a stable financial services centre of repute within the European Union. Over the past fifteen years, Malta has moved seamlessly from being an offshore to an onshore...
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  • Friday, November 28, 2014

    London Mayor Boris Johnson has a taxing problem. The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants Mayor Johnson to help fund that country’s massive deficit...
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  • Thursday, October 9, 2014

    In this age of fiscal discipline, controlling cash flow and bad debts is as vital to government finances as it is to businesses so it comes as no surprise that HMRC is in the process of introducing its Real Time Information (RTI) system to...
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  • Celebrating 30 years of the BVI International Business Companies Act
    Sylvia Moses, Executive Director, British Virgin Islands International Finance Centre
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Passed on 15 August, 1984, the British Virgin Islands' International Business Companies (IBC) Act – and the subsequent take-up of the BVI IBCs law over the past 30 years – has had a profound, highly positive impact not just on the local BVI economy but also the global financial system.
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  • Monday, August 18, 2014

    It was reported that a "total of 320 professionals who have taken up residence in Malta are benefiting from a maximum tax rate of 15% on their €75,000-plus salaries"...
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  • Friday, August 15, 2014

    Legal Notice 269 of 2014 has amended the Malta Retirement Programme Rules which were originally promulgated in 2012.
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  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    By virtue of two legal notices published on the 8th of July, the High Net Worth Individuals Rules (HNWI Rules) have now been amended to reflect the Global Residence Programme threshold, both in terms of tax and property value...
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  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Recently, the Canadian House of Commons passed a law that will implement the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) in Canada. With this law, Canadian financial institutions will turn over to the American Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the bank records of Canadians the U.S. defines as "US persons."
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