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Mauritius Focus

More popularly known as an up-market holiday destination with its pristine beaches and sub-tropical climate, Mauritius, the subject of this special Tax-News feature, is also a key cog in the global financial machinery and plays a hugely important role in the world of international tax planning with its "offshore" corporate structures...

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Switzerland To Amend Withholding Tax Regime

On September 11, the Swiss Federal Council adopted a dispatch on the temporary retention of certain withholding tax exemptions and the introduction of a new exemption for bail-in bonds.
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HMRC Nets GBP1bn From Anti-Avoidance Work

HM Revenue and Customs has used its Accelerated Payments powers to collect GBP1bn (USD710m) from users of tax avoidance schemes.
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IMF Calls For Fairer Tax Systems In MENA

Tax reform is essential for creating more equitable societies in the Middle East and North Africa region, according to a recently published International Monetary Fund report.
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Moscovici Defends EC's Stance On Tax

European Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has said that the Commission is not seeking to harmonize minimum tax rates and instead wants to ensure that everyone pays a "fair share" of tax.
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IRS Provides Guidance On Gifts From US Expatriates

The United States Internal Revenue Service has issued proposed regulations to give guidance under section 2801 of the US tax code that imposes a tax on US residents and citizens receiving gifts and bequests from expatriates.
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