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OECD Releases New Tax Information Exchange Ratings

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The OECD's Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has published new peer review reports for 12 jurisdictions on the implementation of its global standards on transparency and the exchange of information in tax matters. Read Full Story


Curacao Overhauls Its Land Tax Regime

by Amanda Banks,, London

Friday, April 19, 2013

Dutch caribbean territory Curacao has overhauled the territory's land tax legislation providing for the introduction of a new, progressive land tax regime from January 1, 2014. Read Full Story


Curacao Censured For 'Shock' Airport Tax Hikes

by Phillip Morton, Investors

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Members of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association have criticised the decision of authorities in Curacao to hike airport taxes and landing fees by 150%. 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


Curacao Told To Address Budget Concerns

by Amanda Banks,, London

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Curacao has been tasked by the Netherlands government with getting its fiscal house in order after it contravened a pledge made upon its independence to maintain balanced budgets. Read Full Story


Curacao's Deficit A Worry, Says Central Bank

by Phillip Morton, Investors

Monday, July 16, 2012

Curacao runs the risk of falling into a cycle of posting recurring budget deficits if policy makers fail to implement a plan to consolidate the deficit, and support the competitiveness of the island as a financial services domicile, the Central Bank of Curacao and Saint Marteen has said in its latest annual report, on developments in 2011. Read Full Story


Curacao And St Maarten Face Fiscal Challenges

by Amanda Banks,, London

Monday, September 26, 2011

In its first report since the break up of the Netherlands Antilles, the International Monetary Fund has noted that Curacao and Sint Maarten face several hurdles ahead in the short- and medium-term to restore economic growth, establish supportive tax regimes, and boost international competitiveness. Read Full Story


Call For Tax Certainty In St Maarten

by Amanda Banks,, London

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Responding to forecasts of further economic contraction in Saint Maarten, the island's Hospitality and Trade Association has called for the government to resolve uncertainty over the future tax regime, which it has warned is deterring investment. Read Full Story



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