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South African expats hit by tax exemption removal plans

By: Gary Robinson | 24 Jul 2017

The South African government has outlined its plans to remove the foreign employment income tax exemption for South African expatriates, that will see thousands forced to pay…

Canada launches consultation into limiting use of corporations for HNWI tax planning

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Jul 2017

The Canadian government this week has launched a consultation into whether the use of private corporations by wealthy individuals for begun consulting on proposals to restrict high-income…

UK confirms non-dom reforms as 2017 Finance Bill goes live

By: Gary Robinson | 13 Jul 2017

Long-standing plans to change the non-dom taxation system in the UK, that was originally scheduled to go live in April, have now been rubber stamped by HM…

Comments spark fresh concerns for London’s future as EU’s finance hub

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Jul 2017

Comments emerging from a European banking conference taking place in Paris over the last two days have sparked fresh concerns about whether London will be able to…

First Names acquires fiduciary arm of IoM law firm

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Jul 2017

First Names Group, the Jersey-headquartered provider of trusts, funds and corporate services, has acquired the fiduciary arm of Cains, an Isle of Man law and professional services group,…

STM Group: ‘opportunities’ to acquire books of QROPS business

By: Helen Burggraf | 11 Jul 2017

STM Group, the Gibraltar-based, AIM-listed provider of QROPS and other pension products and corporate services, says it sees “opportunities” in the overseas pension transfer marketplace to potentially acquire…

Ecuador lawmakers approve ‘historic’ tax haven law

By: Helen Burggraf | 10 Jul 2017

Ecuador’s National Assembly has approved what some have called a historic law that seeks to prohibit elected officials and other public servants in the country from being allowed…

EU challenges Trump on tax avoidance ahead of G20 summit

By: Gary Robinson | 07 Jul 2017

The European Union has published a letter to EU heads of state, laying down a direct challenge to the Trump administration, on the issues of tax avoidance ahead…

China’s financial services charm offensive continues with VAT delay and reduction

By: Gary Robinson | 05 Jul 2017

China’s asset managers will pay a reduced 3 per cent value-added tax (VAT) for returns on assets under management from January 1, 2018. This means that fund managers…

HMRC sets sights on tax planning trusts with new register

By: Gary Robinson | 27 Jun 2017

HM Revenue & Customs is planning a new beneficial ownership register for trusts as part of a European-wide crackdown on money-laundering and tax avoidance. Those that set…

Another Aussie state unveils tax on foreign homebuyers

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Jun 2017

The state of South Australia is to introduce a 4% tax on residential property purchases by foreign buyers and temporary residents, joining a number of other Australian…

Old Mutual Int’l launches ‘new breed’ of offshore bond

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Jun 2017

Old Mutual International has pulled the wraps off a new offshore bond it is calling the Select Bond, which it says seeks to target a “new, wider…

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