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Italian Tax Amnesty To Include Domestic Cash Holdings

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Italian Government has proposed including undeclared domestic assets, including cash and bearer bonds, in a relaunch of its voluntary disclosure program next year. Read Full Story


Trinidad And Tobago, US Deepen Customs Cooperation

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Trinidad and Tobago has signed a customs cooperation and information exchange treaty with the US. Read Full Story


FinCEN Expands US Real Estate AML Orders

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued further Geographic Targeting Orders that will temporarily require US title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind shell companies that use "all cash" (without bank financing) to purchase high-end residential real estate in six major metropolitan areas. Read Full Story


St Lucia 'Largely Compliant' With Tax Transparency Standards

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development says that Saint Lucia is "largely compliant" with international standards on transparency and the exchange of information in tax matters. Read Full Story


Switzerland Strengthens Process To Deal With Illicitly Acquired Assets

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Switzerland's Foreign Illicit Assets Act will enter into force on July 1, providing a new regulatory framework for the freezing, confiscation, and the restitution of illicitly acquired assets. Read Full Story


Belize Steps Up Fight Against Money Laundering

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Belize's Financial Intelligence Unit and Belize Police have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the territory's safeguards against financial crime. Read Full Story


Philippines Gets Tougher On Tax Evasion

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Philippines Department of Finance has tabled before the Congress a slew of amendments aimed at further strengthening the country's anti-money laundering and bank secrecy laws. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Confirms Its AML, Tax Evasion Procedures

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, April 28, 2016

In reply to a Legislative Council question, Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, K C Chan, confirmed that the Inland Revenue Department will always "take necessary actions against tax evasion and avoidance by taxpayers, based on information possessed by the Department or received from other sources." Read Full Story


IoM To Enhance BO Info Exchange With UK

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Isle of Man Government has committed to enhancing the effectiveness of arrangements to share "beneficial ownership" information with the United Kingdom. Read Full Story


Turin Magistrate Starts Italy's Panama Investigation

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, April 11, 2016

In an investigation being led by magistrates in Turin, the Guardia di Finanza (the Italian financial police) have begun an investigation of Italians that may be linked to the offshore bank accounts referred to in the so-called "Panama papers." Read Full Story



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