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Italy's increase of financial gains tax to become effective

The Italian government will start applying a 26% tax rate on financial gains from 1 July, as announced by PM Matteo Renzi at the beginning of his presidency.

30 Jun 2014

Luxembourg and USA sign FATCA Model 1 IGA

The Luxembourg and US governments have today signed an agreement to improve international tax compliance and implement the so-called Model 1 Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

28 Mar 2014

Global Forum moves towards automatic exchange of tax information and transparency

Members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes took significant steps during a meeting in Jakarta, to implement a global call for greater international co-operation against tax evasion, the OECD reports.

22 Nov 2013

Bilateral agreements set to give overall shape to FATCA

The final shape of Fatca will be determined by bi-lateral agreements arrived at between the US and other countries around the world, as part of a pragmatic decision by the US authorities to make the new rules workable.

11 Oct 2012

Software firm Cinnober brands fast trading curbs 'populist'

Technology provider Cinnober Financial Technology has criticised moves by the European Parliament to curb high frequency trading, saying they are ‘populist' and backed by ill-informed politicians.

01 Oct 2012

The IPG's Andrew Law explains how the Bahamas Executive Entity eases complexities in wealth management structures

Andrew Law, CEO of The Bahamas-based International Protector Group, discusses the importance of the Bahamas Executive Entity Act in the global private wealth planning industry. He highlights some complex governance issues in managing fiduciary and wealth management structures, and looks at how the Act can be used to resolve these issues, offer flexibility and reduce personal liability.

15 Aug 2012
Tax avoidance

The sovereign debt crisis:Towards fiscal union in Europe?

Debora Revoltella, director Economics Department at the European Investment Bank (EIB) was among those taking part in the latest European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) discussion on finding a lasting solution to the ongoing European financial crisis.

08 Jun 2012

Bermuda and Qatar in double taxation treaty

Bermuda has signed a double taxation agreement (DTA) with Qatar, raising hopes for increased cross- border trade between the nations.

11 May 2012

Funds win ECJ case against discriminatory French withholding tax

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that foreign investment funds that invest in French companies should not be liable to pay a discriminatory withholding tax on dividends.

10 May 2012

Germany spreads its tax-taking tentacles into Luxembourg

Various German investors as well as American and British ones could be hit by provisions in a tax agreement signed between Berlin and Luxembourg and expected to take effect from next year, according to lawyers Dechert.

08 May 2012
Complex or simple taxes

ECJ withholding tax ruling could give investment funds €4.2bn rebate

A withholding tax ruling expected from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could lead to investment funds receiving a €4.2bn tax rebate, says Deloitte, the business advisory firm.

08 May 2012

UK tax authorities increase pressure on Swiss account holders via inheritance tax threat

UK tax authorities have increased the pressure on UK resident holders of undisclosed Swiss bank accounts, by amending the UK/Swiss tax agreement to require banks to freeze 40% of assets in cases where they learn the account holder has died, then potentially transfer those funds to authorities as an inheritance tax charge.

27 Apr 2012

Lombard Odier enters Australian market

Lombard Odier has entered the Australian private banking market through a partnership with local private wealth management company, JBWere.

22 Mar 2012
The financial centre of City of London with Swiss Re Building and London bus

UK financial services tax contribution continues to grow

The UK financial services sector contributed an estimated £63bn in UK government taxes in the 2010/11 financial year, accounting for 12.1% of total UK tax revenue, according to a report for the City of London Corporation by PwC.

16 Dec 2011

Swiss and UK tax deal chips away at anonymity

The recent tax deal between Bern and London still allows UK taxpayers with undeclared Swiss accounts to remain anonymous, but a lawyer says finer details contained in the agreement published last week suggest opting for secrecy will generally cost them more in the long run.

18 Oct 2011


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