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BVI Signs Tax Information Exchange Agreement With Canada

Amanda Banks, London

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In demonstrating its commitment to enhancing international relations, the Government of the British Virgin Islands has in place a total of 24 Tax Information Exchange Agreements, having signed its most recent agreement with the Government of Canada on May 21,2013. Read Full Story


Twelve New Signatories To OECD Multilateral Convention

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Twelve territories have newly signed, or committed to sign, the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, while another six countries have deposited their instruments of ratification, at a ceremony at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Read Full Story


IMF Suggests VAT Solution For Aruba

by Jason Gorringe,

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The International Monetary Fund has stressed the importance for Caribbean territory Aruba to draw up fiscal plans to tackle its mounting deficit, potentially with the introduction of value-added tax by 2015. Read Full Story


France, Aruba TIEA Enters Into Force On April 1

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The tax information exchange agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with respect to Aruba, and the Republic of France, is due to enter into force on April 1. Read Full Story


USTR Consults On Caribbean Trade Benefits

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The United States Trade Representative has begun a consultation on whether certain Caribbean countries should be designated as eligible to receive benefits under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act or the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act. Read Full Story


Top Personal Income Tax Rates Rise In 2012

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, October 12, 2012

Personal income taxes on the world's highest earners have crept ever higher this year, rising by an average of 0.3%, according to a new report from KPMG. Read Full Story


Caribbean Banks Urged To Prepare For FATCA

by Amanda Banks,, London

Friday, June 22, 2012

Jamaica's Minister for Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips has warned Caribbean financial institutions to prepare for the implementation of the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Read Full Story


The Netherlands Ups Tax Treaty Negotiations In 2012

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Underlining the government’s commitment to negotiating new tax treaties with other countries, the Dutch finance ministry has recently outlined details of its specific plans for 2012. Read Full Story


Netherlands Sees Opportunities For Caribbean Territories

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Dutch government, in a policy memorandum tabled before the House of Representatives, has announced that it is seeking to begin a new age of participation in the Caribbean region. Following constitutional reforms in 2010, new economic opportunities are now available for all parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the government has said. Read Full Story


Bahamas Signs TIEAs With Guernsey, Aruba

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Bahamas govenrment has announced the signing of two Tax Information Exchange Agreements with Guernsey and Aruba, bringing the total number of such agreements the territory has concluded to 27.

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