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Panama Must Put Its House In Order, Says OECD

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The OECD has said Panama must ensure that it fully implements international tax transparency standards, describing the territory as the "last major holdout" that allows funds to be hidden offshore. Read Full Story

 


IRS Pushed To Return Past Civil Asset Forfeitures

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, March 28, 2016

The US House of Representatives Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee sent letters on March 23 to the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Justice to review all civil asset forfeiture cases and return money to victims where warranted. Read Full Story

 


Low Yield For Indian Tax Amnesty

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

Monday, January 11, 2016

India collected INR24.28bn (USD363.4m) in taxes and penalties after 644 declarations were made under the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act 2015. Read Full Story

 


Pakistan 'Tackling Corruption In Tax Matters'

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

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pakistan is taking concrete measures to increase transparency around taxation, Mohammad Ishaq Dar, the nation's Federal Minister for Finance, has said. Read Full Story

 


Pakistan's Tax Amnesty Proposal Blocked

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

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Pakistan's Government announced a proposal for a new tax amnesty scheme on January 1, 2016, but the proposal was quickly shut down by opposition lawmakers. Read Full Story

 


Peru's Tax Authority Signs Pact With US Homeland Security

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, November 30, 2015

The US Department of Homeland Security and Peru's National Customs and Tax Administration signed an agreement on November 20, 2015, to establish a Trade Transparency Unit. Read Full Story

 


Hong Kong Clarifies Tax Treatment Of Bank Capital

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

To help Hong Kong's banks to comply with Basel III's increased capital requirements, the Government is preparing legislative amendments that will clarify the tax treatment of capital securities held for regulatory reasons. Read Full Story

 


Hong Kong Consults On Cross-Border Cash Controls

by Mary Swire, LawAndTax-News.com, 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

 


Hong Kong Reaffirms Anti-Tax Evasion Commitment

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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, K C Chan, confirmed that the Government and regulators remain fully committed to combating money laundering and tax evasion, following the latest reports of foreign banks being used to open offshore accounts. Read Full Story

 


US Congress Gets Bill To Curb IRS Civil Asset Forfeitures

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, February 2, 2015

Legislation to protect taxpayers from the inappropriate use of civil forfeiture laws has been re-introduced into both the United States House of Representatives and Senate. Read Full Story

 

 

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