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BVI Focus

Ask people their thoughts on the British Virgin Islands (BVI), and most would reply something along the lines of “nice beaches.” This is of course true, and as with so many other Caribbean territories, tourism is a fundamental part of the BVI's economy - about 45% of it in fact. What many people perhaps don't realise is that financial services are just as important; indeed, the BVI is one of the largest IOFCs and it plays a key role in directing finance and investment all over the world.

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France Downgraded Over Tax Policy

Clearly less than impressed by the French Government's tax policy and credibility, international ratings agency Standard and Poor's has downgraded France's long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings from AA+ to AA, with a stable outlook.
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Commissioner Defends Irish LPT System

Irish homeowners do not have to pay the local property tax before January 1, 2014, unless they choose to do so, the Revenue Commissioner has clarified.
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Austrian Revenue Dip Exposes Gaping Budget Deficit

Despite recent assurances to the contrary, Austria currently anticipates a budget shortfall of between EUR18bn (USD24bn) and EUR30bn by 2018, predominantly due to weaker than expected economic growth and significantly lower than predicted tax revenues.
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