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Barbados Rejects UK Push For Public Beneficial Ownership Register

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, May 11, 2018

Barbados's Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce, and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has told a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) conference there is no support on the island for a public register of beneficial ownership. Read Full Story


Five States Agree To Adopt New Tax Transparency Standard

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bahrain, Lebanon, Nauru, Panama, and Vanuatu - five territories that were earlier criticized for not following tax transparency standards – have newly committed to sharing financial account information automatically with other countries. Read Full Story


Jersey Taskforce To Tackle Illicit Funds

by Amanda Banks,, London

Monday, May 13, 2013

Jersey has established an asset recovery task force to coordinate the island's efforts to identify and recover illicitly obtained assets linked to Arab spring jurisdictions. Read Full Story


Guernsey Begins Offering Foundations

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Guernsey Registry began accepting applications for the formation of foundations on January 9, 2012, following approval of the legislation by the UK Privy Council. Read Full Story


Guernsey Foundations Explored In London

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nerine Group of Fiduciaries and law firm Mourant Ozannes have jointly hosted a seminar on the new Guernsey foundations law for a select group of leading private client lawyers and barristers in London. Read Full Story


France Reforms CFC Legislation

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

France has amended article 209B of the tax code containing Controlled Foreign Company legislation. It extends the existing punitive tax treatment of companies operating in non-cooperative jurisdictions to companies operating in low-tax jurisdictions. Read Full Story


Guernsey Prepares To Launch Foundations

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, July 16, 2012

Guernsey trust advisors will be able to offer the foundation corporate form by the end of the year, the government has confirmed, announcing the launch of an event to examine opportunities the structure offers for the wealth management sector. Read Full Story


UK Tax Avoidance Row Leaves Sour Taste For Jersey

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Jersey should be prepared to rethink its relationship with the United Kingdom as a Crown Dependency, in response to aggressive tax policy from the UK government which has increasingly targeted the Channel Islands and soured ties, Jersey's Assistant Chief Minister has said. Read Full Story


San Marino Urged To Consider New Economic Model

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, May 11, 2012

Despite a 15% decline in tax revenues in San Marino over the past two years, authorities have been able to maintain a comparatively low deficit. However, the most significant challenges relate to the stability of the nation's banking sector, which has suffered capital flight as tax transparency initiatives gain ground, a new International Monetary Fund report says. Read Full Story


Jersey Responds To QROPS Change With New Offering

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Jersey government has announced the launch of a new Jersey-based pension scheme, the Recognized Pension Scheme, which provides a structure compliant with UK law following changes to UK rules regarding Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes. Read Full Story



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