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Is an offshore trust right for your client?

17 Sep 2015
If you have a mixed portfolio which includes high wealth individuals and corporate structures, you may want to consider what succession and tax planning you can offer them as their needs evolve. Trusts can be useful tools to protect assets or ring fence them from your clients’ day to day operations. Trusts have been around for centuries, however since their creation, the concept of... Read More AboutIs an offshore trust right for your client? »

By Nicola Morgan-Schulz

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015: timetable update

28 Aug 2015
The UK Government has recently released an amended timetable for the implementation of the Act. 26 May 2015 Bearer shares: There is no change in relation to the timing of the abolition of bearer shares. They were abolished on 26 May 2015 and any existing share warrants will need to be surrendered within 9 months of that date. 10 October 2015 The following changes... Read More AboutSmall Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015: timetable update »

By Philip Jacques

BEPS: IP ‘Patent Box’ regimes and a (small) window of opportunity when planning through Cyprus

19 Aug 2015
The impact of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) action plan is already being considered by those looking to structure arrangements for the cross-border licensing of Intellectual Property (IP). The modified nexus approach considered by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) under Action 5 of BEPS and supported... Read More AboutBEPS: IP ‘Patent Box’ regimes and a (small) window of opportunity when planning through Cyprus »

By Richard Melton

Seychelles and Jersey Sign a Double Tax Agreement

12 Aug 2015
To develop closer economic ties the government of Jersey and the Republic of Seychelles signed a Double Tax Agreement (DTA) on the 28 th of July 2015. The signing of the DTA is a considerable event for both administrations and comes as part of Jersey’s ongoing initiative to enhance its taxation and economic co-operation with other countries. Whilst for the Republic of Seychelles... Read More AboutSeychelles and Jersey Sign a Double Tax Agreement »

By Connie Clark

Cyprus Introduces New Tax Rules for Non-Domiciles

07 Aug 2015
On 9 July 2015 Cyprus introduced much anticipated legislation regarding ‘non-domiciled persons’ which provides that such persons resident in the Republic are no longer liable to pay what is known as a Special Defence Contribution (SDC) on certain types of worldwide income from dividends (17%), bank deposit interest (30%) and rental income (3%). According to the Interpretations in Part I... Read More AboutCyprus Introduces New Tax Rules for Non-Domiciles »

By Richard Melton

Cyprus Signs Double Taxation Treaty with Iran

06 Aug 2015
On Tuesday 5th August 2015, Cyprus and Iran signed a treaty for the avoidance of double taxation (DTT), opening the way for new investment opportunities and trade relations between the two countries. “Today, we have signed an agreement to avoid double taxation, which I am sure will open new opportunities, new avenues of co-operation, new investment prospects, and trade and... Read More AboutCyprus Signs Double Taxation Treaty with Iran »

By Richard Melton

Limited liability companies in Italy: minimum capital requirements and inducements for innovative start-ups.

29 Jul 2015
In 2012, Italian law introduced a series of inducements for the establishment of joint-stock companies, in order to attract investors of limited means and to encourage new businesses and the development of innovative ideas. Limited liability companies (societa’ a responsabilita’ limitata) may be established with capital of less than 10,000 euro. Such companies may be... Read More AboutLimited liability companies in Italy: minimum capital requirements and inducements for innovative start-ups. »

By Sara Grandi

Cyprus Introduces Notional Interest Deduction Regime on ‘New Equity’

27 Jul 2015
On 9th July 2015, the Cyprus House of Representatives voted in favour of the introduction of a Notional Interest Deduction regime, aimed at encouraging investment into corporate structures, and thus reducing excessive debt financing. Such changes, aimed to further improve Cyprus’ growth prospects, will align the Republic’s system with that of a number of other EU jurisdictions... Read More AboutCyprus Introduces Notional Interest Deduction Regime on ‘New Equity’ »

By Richard Melton

The era of transparency

23 Jul 2015
Jordans Trust Company has recently organized a conference in Milan entitled “The era of transparency” (L’era della transparenza). In my view, no other title could better summarize this unique period in the history of Europe, and of Italy in particular. The title clearly refers to the series of new regulations collectively known as “Voluntary Disclosure”. In practice, this is not the... Read More AboutThe era of transparency »

By Giacomo Previtali

Italian Law Credit Law: Tax credit granted to film production companies.

23 Jul 2015
For those who want to have a tax relief and a granted profit, the Italian Tax Credit Law (n. 244/07, decree 7th May 2009 and law 106/14), is the perfect solution. Italian Tax Credit Law means a direct financial advantage for foreign producers; in particular it results in a tax credit valued at 25% of the production cost of the foreign films, or part thereof, with a maximum limit per... Read More AboutItalian Law Credit Law: Tax credit granted to film production companies. »

By Lucia Loprieno

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