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BEPS regime poses ‘collateral damage’ threat to AM industry – conference hears

By: Jonathan Boyd | 24 May 2017

Tax experts taking part in a panel discussion at the recent Guernsey Funds Forum in London warned that the asset management industry could end up becoming the…

Australia unveils new tax on foreign owners of residential properties

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 May 2017

Australia is introducing a new tax on foreign owners of “under-utilised residential property”, as part of an effort to ensure that more homes are available to the…

UK pension transfers and double tax agreements: opportunity, or false promise?

By: Gerry Brown, Tax Commentator | 10 May 2017

Ever since March 8, when UK chancellor Philip Hammond announced a new 25% tax on most pension transfers out of the UK, social media venues like LinkedIn…

Book review: What Everyone Needs To Know About Tax: An introduction to the UK tax system

By: Helen Burggraf | 08 May 2017

Taxes are something pretty much everyone pays, but hardly anyone, apart from tax experts (and HMRC inspectors) really knows very much about. Tax commentator Gerry Brown says…

Spain to target Gibraltar’s low-tax biz model in Brexit talks: report

By: Helen Burggraf | 04 May 2017

Spain plans to use the pending Brexit negotiations between Britain and the EU “to attack Gibraltar’s low-tax economic model, which Madrid sees as a ‘tax haven’ that…

UBS whistleblower Birkenfeld now sues bank in US$20m libel lawsuit

By: Gary Robinson | 03 May 2017

Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS Group AG banker, who as a whistleblower helped US authorities prosecute the Swiss bank for tax fraud, only to then spend two-and-a-half…

H&R Block highlights new US passport risks for tax delinquents

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Apr 2017

H& R Block, the largest tax return preparer in the US, has launched a campaign to call attention to a new effort on the part of the…

Mark Davies, on surprising, ‘shambolic’ non-dom reg changes delay

By: Mark Davies, Managing Director, Mark Davies Associates | 26 Apr 2017

Yesterday’s news that the UK government was to delay the introduction of a package of new regulations, including reforms to the rules governing the tax affairs of…

Newcastle and West Ham raided in mass HMRC tax probe

By: Gary Robinson | 26 Apr 2017

Newcastle United and West Ham United Football Club’s offices have been raided with 180 officers from the UK’s tax authorities swooping on locations and individuals in both…

Looking after Aussies in America

By: Brett Evans | 20 Apr 2017

Recent US efforts to crack down on tax evasion through overseas accounts are catching out expatriates living there, particularly Australians with existing superannuation funds back home, according…

Jersey’s JTC expands into Netherlands via acquisition

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Apr 2017

JTC Group, the Jersey-based provider of fund, corporate and fiduciary services, has acquired an Amsterdam-based corporate services provider, New Amsterdam Cititrust BV, as it continues its international expansion…

As US tax deadline arrives, IRS tax quotes lend perspective (and humour)

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Apr 2017

Today, 18 April, is Tax Day in the US – as those American taxpayers living Stateside will be only too well aware. This is, of course, the…

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