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Jersey Issues Action Plan On Beneficial Ownership

Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, June 24, 2013

"To coincide with the G8 Summit and to share in the G8’s action to enhance transparency on beneficial ownership of companies, Jersey is publishing its own action plan today," Chief Minister Ian Gorst said in a statement on June 17, 2013. Read Full Story

 


Pictet Warns Of Major Swiss Financial Center Challenges

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

In his June General Assembly address, President of the Swiss Private Bankers Association Nicolas Pictet highlighted the key challenges currently facing the Swiss financial center. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland Unifies Criminal Tax Law

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Swiss Federal Council has recently submitted for consultation a bill which aims to unify the Confederation's criminal tax law, thereby "eliminating" current weaknesses in the system and increasing legal certainty. Read Full Story

 


Swiss Bankers Welcome Enhanced Due Diligence Measures

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Swiss Bankers Association has recently welcomed the Taxed Assets Strategy Paper issued by the Swiss Federal Council, and plans for enhanced due diligence. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland Adopts Financial Market Policy

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Swiss Federal Council has recently adopted an overview of financial market policy. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland Enhances Due Diligence Requirements

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Swiss Federal Council has recently announced that it wants to prevent banks and other financial intermediaries from accepting untaxed assets with enhanced due diligence requirements. Read Full Story

 


Philippines Kept On FATF 'Grey' List

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Despite the fact that the Philippines has taken steps to improve its anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism system, the Financial Action Task Force still has the country on its ‘grey’ list, as it considers that deficiencies remain. Read Full Story

 


Andorra Implements New Law Regarding Foreign Investments

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, August 13, 2012

Andorra has recently implemented its law to liberalize foreign investments in Andorra and foster economic openness. This comes as part of Andorra’s policy in the past few years to open its economy. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland Begins To Implement FATF Revisions

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Switzerland’s Federal Council has recently commenced work on implementing the latest Financial Action Task Force recommendations, according to the Swiss Federal Department of Finance. Read Full Story

 


FATF Mandate Extended To 2020

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ministers from nations party to the Financial Action Task Force's 40+9 recommendations are to extend the organization's mandate to 2020, to allow the agency to continue its role of protecting the integrity of the international financial system through the development and enforcement of its anti-money laundering and terrorism financing standards. Read Full Story

 

 

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