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Stories that are tagged 'offshore'

Panama Seeks Removal From French Tax Blacklist

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Panama is to meet with French authorities next week to negotiate its removal from France's blacklist of non-cooperative territories. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Reports On Incorporations In 2016

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, January 12, 2017

There was an increase in local company incorporations in Hong Kong in 2016, although incorporations by foreign companies experienced a dip, according to the territory's Companies Registry. Read Full Story


Irish Tax Agency Reports On Record Year

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Irish Revenue has released its preliminary results for 2016, which show that it collected a record EUR47.9bn (USD50.7bn) for the Exchequer. Read Full Story


Irish Revenue Advises On Changes To Voluntary Disclosure Regime

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Irish Revenue has published guidance on changes to the voluntary disclosure rules that will prevent individuals from benefitting from lower penalty rates when the disclosure relates to "offshore matters." Read Full Story


Hong Kong Needs Measured BEPS Response: Report

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hong Kong's Financial Services Development Council has issued a paper setting out key recommendations for the Government to consider in the area of international tax law. Read Full Story


UK Introduces New Penalties For Tax Evasion 'Enablers'

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"Enablers" of offshore tax evasion in the UK face tough new sanctions that came into force on January 1, 2017. Read Full Story


US Justice Dept Completes Swiss Bank Program

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

On December 29, 2016, the US Department of Justice announced that it had reached final arrangements with the financial institutions meeting the requirements of its Swiss Bank Program. Read Full Story


New Zealand Retailers Call For GST On Foreign Online Suppliers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Zealand retailers have called for legislation requiring foreign companies to register for GST, saying that avoidance of the tax by multinationals is costing the government at least NZD200m (USD138m) in lost revenue. Read Full Story


50 Countries To Automatically Exchange Tax Data: OECD

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Over 50 jurisdictions have committed to automatically exchange tax information under the OECD's Common Reporting Standard. Read Full Story


NZ Approves Providers Of Overseas Record-Keeping Services

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Zealand's Inland Revenue has published a list of third-party providers approved to hold business records for taxpayers offshore. Read Full Story




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