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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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  • BVI Focus
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    Ask people their thoughts on the British Virgin Islands (BVI), and most would reply something along the lines of “nice beaches.” This is of course true, and as with so many other Caribbean territories, tourism is a fundamental part of the BVI's economy - about 45% of it in fact. What many people perhaps don't realise is that financial services are just as important; indeed, the BVI is one of the largest IOFCs and it plays a key role in directing finance and investment all over the world.
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  • Cyprus Shipping Review 2013/14
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    The Cypriot shipping industry has experienced strong growth since the creation of the shipping registry in 1963 and several ingredients have combined to make Cyprus one of the most important locations for a variety of maritime-related activities, including a benign tax regime, modern financial and legal infrastructure, low operating costs and geographical location at the junction of three continents.
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  • Malta Shipping Review
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    With its location in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, a centuries old maritime tradition and a respected and favourable regulatory and tax regime for shipping, it is no surprise that Malta has developed one of the world's largest ship registers in modern times, and in the face of stiff competition from other prominent maritime nations.
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  • Personal Tax Review
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    For many years, studies showed that personal income taxes were falling, especially for high-earners, as indirect taxes took more of many countries’ overall tax burden. As the financial crisis hit national budgets, this trend was broken as governments sought to raise additional revenue from the wealthy in particular, and top rates began to creep up once more.
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  • Cyprus Banks
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    It cannot escaped many people’s attention that Cyprus was the latest Eurozone country to require a bailout from the “troika” of lenders earlier this year as its banks, heavily exposed to Greece, succumbed to the debt crisis. Nevertheless, while this has necessitated some painful short-term fiscal and monetary policy measures, the banking sector, and the economy in general, is expected to emerge from the crisis relatively unscathed.
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  • Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    As everyone in the Offshore Industry knows, Panama has a Tax System that is based on the Territorial Principle of Taxation. This principle that Panama has embraced means that only Panama-sourced income is taxed.
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  • Corporate Tax Review
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    In this feature, we round up some of the key developments and talking points in the area of corporate tax, including the United States, Europe and Asia.
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  • Property
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    Generally speaking, governments in free market economies like to encourage people to buy property, and they often help people to get their first foot on the property ladder. Equally however, land and real estate can be a useful cash cow for national treasuries, especially those most in need of revenue, and once enticed into the property market, investors may pay considerably more in real estate taxes. This article rounds up some of the main developments in the area of property taxation over the past few months.
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  • Personal Tax Review - US Tax Reform
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    President Obama, when on the campaign trail in 2008, envisaged a dramatically simplified tax system whereby 40 million Americans would be able to complete their tax returns in less than five minutes without the paid help of an accountant. Clearly, this utopian vision of the US tax landscape has failed to come to pass, but as Congress begins to debate comprehensive tax reform in earnest, personal taxpayers struggling to comply with America’s dysfunctional tax system at least have some cause for optimism.
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  • Tuesday, July 16, 2013

    For our latest feature on developments in the area of global trade we look at the proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, which, if concluded, would arguably be the most significant and ambitious trade deal of its type in the post-war era.
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  • Topical Focus – US Tax Reform Update
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Monday, July 8, 2013

    A recent survey of senior tax professionals in the United States ranked potential US corporate tax reform alongside tax authorities’ more rigorous pursuit of transfer pricing cases as the top global tax concern facing companies. This feature outlines just why this is the case.
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  • Personal Tax Review
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    While we have been hearing a lot of talk within and between Governments about how multinational corporations must be stopped from employing tax minimization strategies, individual taxpayers have by no means been let off the hook either, and this feature looks at how opportunities to shelter income from are being increasingly attacked.
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  • Transfer Pricing
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    With the topic of corporate tax avoidance receiving attention in the global news media as never before, the world's revenue authorities are paying closer attention to transfer pricing.

    Survey after survey informs us that transfer pricing is now the top concern for multinationals in the area of taxation, and as Governments pour resources into policing this area taxpayers now have to be ever more vigilant to ensure that intra-group transactions meet arm's length standards set out in national transfer pricing regulations.
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  • Thursday, May 9, 2013

    It has been almost five years since the Doha Round of trade talks collapsed with the finishing line in sight. But while there have been numerous attempts to revive the Round, led by the indomitable WTO Director General Pascal Lamy, the world seems to have moved on.
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  • Personal Tax Review
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    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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  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    This feature highlights the European Commission’s ongoing attacks against the way European Union (EU) Member States are applying reduced rates of value-added tax (VAT) to certain goods and services as it battles to simplify the European VAT system.
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  • UK Budget Review
    By Tax-News.com Editorial
    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    UK Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled his 2013 budget, introducing tax measures that he claims put the UK on the path to having the "most competitive business tax system of any major economy in the world." As is often the case with national Budgets though, finance ministers have a tendency to give with one hand, and claw it back with the other.
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