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Offshore Company Formations Have Slowed

The majority of offshore jurisdictions experienced a decline in company incorporation activity in the second half of 2012 compared with the first half, according to legal services consultancy the Applebly Group.
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Australia Improves MIT Tax System

The Australian Government is to make two further changes to its proposed new tax system for managed investment trusts.
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UK Tax Evasion Prosecutions Double

A UK law firm has obtained figures showing that the number of criminal prosecutions for tax evasion has doubled over the past year, and that "white collar" evaders are being targeted in particular.
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Philippines Customs Audits To Be Transferred To BIR

With the Bureau of Customs under attack for corruption and missing revenue targets, Philippines Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon has welcomed a Department of Finance proposal to transfer its accreditation and post entry audit functions to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
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