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  • Cyprus Holding Companies 2014/15
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    In March 2013 Cyprus made global headlines as a result of the unprecedented bail-out agreement with the “Troika” (European Commission, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund) in an attempt to avoid...
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  • Monday, August 18, 2014

    To some, US companies switching their tax residency to gain a tax advantage are economic “traitors.” To others, they are victims of a United States tax code that effectively punishes them for investing at home and encourages...
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  • BEPS Approaches Key Milestone
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    On July 3, 2014, New Zealand’s Revenue Minister Todd McClay revealed that the OECD has agreed the final recommendations for the first set of actions to tackle base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by multinational...
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  • Austerity EU
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    The recent revelation that Banco Espírito Santo, one of Portugal’s largest banks, has hit trouble, sent shockwaves through the financial markets and reminded us all that the eurozone crisis, as a result of which taxpayers...
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  • Switzerland Under Siege
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    So much of what Switzerland has traditionally stood for is now anathema to its neighbours in Europe and other members of the club of developed nations: confidentiality underpinned by strong banking secrecy laws...
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  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    When we last wrote a Tax-News feature on the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) over two years ago, there were many who doubted that the US Treasury could really make this extra-territorial piece of tax legislation work...
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  • Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    Successive surveys of tax executives and senior finance professionals at multinational companies show that risks associated with transfer pricing have become the number one tax-related concern for businesses operating across several jurisdictions.
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  • Australian Budget Summary
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    Attempting to build on the Coalition's low-tax, pro-business agenda, Joe Hockey announced a company tax cut as part of his first Budget as Australian Treasurer. However, with the Government having found itself backed...
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  • Global Tax Topical Feature
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    In this feature, we round up some of the latest tax developments of note reported by Tax-News.com in key jurisdictions and at multilateral level...
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  • VAT Review
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    This feature summarises key developments in value-added tax (VAT) law internationally since the turn of the year...
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  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Three recent trade reports have suggested that with many economies still feeling vulnerable in the wake of the global financial crisis, governments are resorting to trade protectionism with increasing frequency...
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  • UK Budget: Targeting the Grey Vote?
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    On March 19, UK Chancellor George Osborne announced a government budget for “makers, doers and savers” with extended tax breaks for business investment, minor tax cuts for most individuals and a surprise shake-up of...
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  • Monday, March 17, 2014

    Once you do your taxes internationally, you will soon face the concept of fiscal residency, or residence for purposes of taxation. Especially if you have no previous experience with living and working abroad, or if you aren’t a financial expert, you may need to think about this topic for the first time in your life.
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  • Real Estate Taxation
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    There has been no shortage of events in the area of real estate taxation across the world since our last news round-up on this subject just over a year ago, and, broadly speaking, two trends remain in place...
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  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    As if tax wasn’t complicated enough in most jurisdictions, businesses must also contend with accounting standard rules that, internationally, are in a state of flux as countries harmonize their own rules with ever-evolving international standards at different speeds...
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  • Hong Kong Budget Preview
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    The Hong Kong Government is expected in its 2014/15 Budget, due to be announced by Financial Secretary John Tsang on February 26, to continue increasing expenditure on a range of social welfare initiatives while maintaining its commitment to fiscal discipline...
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  • Corporate Tax Review
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    Since PwC, the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation first launched their Paying Taxes report nine years ago, corporate income taxes have consistently fallen, while labour taxes borne by companies have been more stable and now represent the largest component of total tax obligations.
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  • Malta E-Gaming Review 2013/14
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    In the autumn of 2000 the Maltese government passed legislation enabling online betting centres to be set up in the country, and this legislation, coupled with provisions from the Income Tax Act written specifically for international companies, made Malta an attractive location for casino and sportsbook operations.
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  • Transfer Pricing Round-Up
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    In this feature we summarize some of the key transfer pricing developments to have taken place over the last six months, including the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD’s) ongoing projects in relation to intangibles and BEPS (base erosion and profit shifting) and changes at jurisdiction level.
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  • Malta Holding Companies Review 2013/14
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    Malta, like Cyprus, has been obliged to dismantle its old 'offshore' companies regime as a trade-off for joining the European Union. EU membership has, however, brought about certain benefits for Maltese companies trading across borders, and, coupled with investment-friendly government policies and some interesting tax planning opportunities, Malta remains one of the most favourable places in the EU in which to locate an international holding company.

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