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Seychelles Hoping For EU Tax Blacklist Removal This Year

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Seychelles Ministry of Finance has said it is confident that it will be removed from the EU's list of non-cooperative jurisdictions when it is next reviewed. Read Full Story


OECD's Global Forum Releases New Tax Transparency Reports

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, April 6, 2018

The OECD's Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has published nine peer review reports assessing territories' compliance with international standards on tax transparency. Read Full Story


MEPs Reject Commission's Blacklist A Third Time

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Members of the European Parliament have again rejected as inadequate the Commission's proposed list of countries that are considered money laundering risks. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Consults On Beneficial Ownership Plans

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, January 13, 2017

Hong Kong's Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau has launched public consultations on legislative proposals to increase the transparency of corporate beneficial ownership in the city, and to enhance its regulatory regime for combating money laundering and terrorist financing. Read Full Story


Trinidad And Tobago Budget Raises Taxes

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert, announced tax increases in the territory's 2016/17 National Budget presented to Parliament. Read Full Story


Panama Reviews AML, Tax Info Exchange Legislation

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Panama's Presidential High Level Commission for the Defense of International and Financial Services recently held a meeting to review the country's progress on improving tax transparency and combating money laundering. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Consults On Cross-Border Cash Controls

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

As part of its framework of measures on anti-money laundering and the counter-financing of terrorism, Hong Kong's Security Bureau has launched a three-month public consultation on the creation of a reporting system on the physical cross-boundary transportation of large quantities of currency and bearer negotiable instruments. Read Full Story


Insurers Seek Eased Reporting Obligations From OECD

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Global Federation of Insurance Associations has called for a revision to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's draft commentaries on its new common reporting standard to relax rules on the treatment of pre-existing cash value insurance and annuity accounts. Read Full Story


IMF Supports Swiss Corporate Tax Review

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Swiss government's plans to reform the corporate tax regime have been welcomed by the International Monetary Fund. Read Full Story


TCI Considers Public Beneficial Ownership Register

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has invited comments on proposals to introduce a central register showing the ultimate ownership of offshore companies, and is considering whether this information should be publicly available. Read Full Story



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