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Russian FM Provides Anti-Offshore Law Update

by Tatiana Smolenska, Tax-, Moscow

Monday, August 4, 2014

Russia's Finance Minister, Anton Siluanov, has told President Vladimir Putin that a new bill to deter Russian tax residents from hiding income offshore is expected to raise about RUB30bn (USD844m) from overseas accounts in Cyprus and the Netherlands. Read Full Story


IMF Urges Caribbean To Cooperate, Not Compete

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has told Caribbean states that they can make their territories more competitive by working together on tax policy and by making tax incentives more transparent. Read Full Story


Guernsey Seeks Equal Rules On Beneficial Ownership Disclosure

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Guernsey has responded to the announcement in the Queen's speech that legislation will be tabled in the UK to create a central public register of beneficial ownership. Read Full Story


Guernsey Wary Of Publicizing Ownership Information

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, May 2, 2014

Guernsey's Chief Minister and the head of Guernsey Finance have responded to UK Prime Minister David Cameron's recent letter calling for the creation of a public registry of beneficial ownership of Guernsey companies. Read Full Story


IoM Considers Beneficial Ownership Registry

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Isle of Man has announced that it is considering the introduction of a central registry of beneficial owners to improve transparency. Read Full Story


FATCA Framework Finalized, US Treasury Says

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The United States Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have released what they have called "the last substantial package of regulations necessary to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act." Read Full Story


Kazakhstan Signs OECD Multilateral Tax Convention

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, December 30, 2013

Kazakhstan has become the 64th signatory of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, signed in support of efforts to tackle international tax avoidance and evasion. Read Full Story


Financial Services 'Flight To Quality' Favors Jersey

by Amanda Banks,, London

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Jersey's wealth management industry has benefited from the recent "flight to quality" in the financial services realm by investors and advisers, Jersey Finance - the island's financial services promotional agency, told attendees at its London Private Client Conference on May 15, 2013. Read Full Story


Guernsey Expands Tax Cooperation Network

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Guernsey has confirmed the signing of its seventh double tax agreement since the beginning of 2012, with Luxembourg, adding to its network of agreements with provisions for the exchange of information on request in line with international best standards. Read Full Story


Manx Anti-Money Laundering Regime Revamp Complete

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Isle of Man's Financial Supervision Commission has launched a consultation on new legislation to transfer oversight responsibility to the Commission in respect of the island's newly-upgraded framework for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism. Read Full Story



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