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Banks and US Tax Laws – Let the Battle Commence

 
Banks and US Tax Laws – Let the Battle Commence

The US FATC Act

The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), due to come into force in 2013, will in its current form require overseas financial institutions to report American clients with accounts of more than USD$50,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.

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Seychelles International Trusts: Benefits and Key Features

 
The Benefits and Key Features of Seychelles International Trusts

Seychelles International Trusts are popular due to several attractive features which they offer.

Discretionary Trusts: 5 Irish Taxation Issues To Consider

 
discretionary trusts   5 irish taxation issues to consider

What Is A Discretionary Trust?

A Discretionary Trust (DT) is a Trust set up by a settlor who, in lieu of appointing trust property directly to beneficiaries, gives the trust property instead to trustees, with the power to appoint the property out of the trust fund amongst a particular class of persons as they see fit.

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UK MPs Back Case For Lower Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland

 
UK MPs Back Case For Lower Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland

According to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee report published on 24th May 2011, the MPs consider that there is a ‘convincing case’ for the UK introducing a lower rate of corporation tax in Northern Ireland. The committee considers that a reduction in Northern Ireland's corporate tax rate could be the dramatic change needed to kick start private sector growth in Northern Ireland.

New Companies Legislation Published In Ireland

 
New companies legislation published in Ireland

New legislation aimed at making the incorporation of an Irish company easier and cheaper has now been published online.

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Company Tax Residence – International Developments

 
Company Tax Residence – International Developments

There have been a number of significant recent tax case decisions at European and UK level concerning the tax residence of companies. 

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EU Try To Prevent Default on Greek Debt With New Bailout

 
EU Try To Prevent Default on Greek Debt With New Bailout

The Greek bailout is not working and the country is consistently missing its targets.

Swiss ‘Rich Tax’ Battle

 
Swiss ‘Rich Tax’ Battle

In Switzerland a lump-sum tax currently available to rich foreigners is coming under heavy fire from citizens deeming the tax to be unfair.

UK In Trouble With EC Again Over CFC Rules

 
UK In Trouble With EC Again Over CFC Rules

The European Commission (EC) has formally requested that the UK amend its legislation on the tax treatment of Controlled Foreign Companies (CFCs) to better take into account rulings by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

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