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Italy Approves Voluntary Tax Disclosure Program

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Italy's Parliament has approved legislation to introduce a voluntary disclosure program to allow for the regularization by Italian residents of undeclared capital held abroad. Read Full Story


Concern At IRS Use of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, October 31, 2014

Following a recent report in The New York Times, lawmakers have expressed concerns about the Internal Revenue Service's use of civil asset forfeiture laws to seize the assets of small business owners. Read Full Story


South African Tax Authority Tasked For 2014/15

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Within his speech to parliament during the Budget Vote on July 21, South Africa's Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Hubert Jonas, explained the National Treasury's take on the strategic work expected from the South African Revenue Service and the Financial Intelligence Centre during the 2014/15 fiscal year. Read Full Story


ECOFIN Agrees To Close Hybrid Mismatch Loophole

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

On June 20, 2014, the Council of the European Union agreed to amend the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (2011/96/EU) to prevent the double non-taxation of corporate groups deriving from hybrid loan arrangements. Read Full Story


Mauritius Event Talks Up FATCA

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Mauritius Financial Services Commission has recently held a Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act workshop ahead of automatic exchange of tax information with the US by the territory's financial institutions. 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


Singapore Consults On FATF Regulatory Changes

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Singapore's Ministry of Finance and Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority are inviting public feedback on enhancements to the country's regulatory framework against money laundering and terrorist financing within its commitment to the revised international Financial Action Task Force Recommendations. Read Full Story


Gibraltar Clears EC Probe Of Tax Regime

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The European Commission has received no "well-founded" allegations against Gibraltar regarding failure to cooperate on tax, financial and money-laundering matters, according to Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier. Read Full Story


Caymans-Australia Dispute Could Harm Tax Co-operation

by Mike Godfrey,, New York

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A recent court ruling on an ongoing tax dispute between the Cayman Islands and Australia could have far-reaching consequences for Tax Information Sharing Agreements. Read Full Story


Singapore Launches Anti-Money Laundering Risk Assessment

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, October 25, 2013

A joint Steering Committee in Singapore – led by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Finance – has launched a comprehensive assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the country. Read Full Story



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