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SWISS BANKING: The Geneva private banking subsidiary of HSBC has paid the French authorities EUR300 million to settle allegations that it assisted French …

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CORPORATE TAXATION: A progress report on the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project has identified 20 jurisdictions that operate ‘harmful’..

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IRELAND: The Irish government has launched a public consultation on corporate tax policy. It follows the publication in September of the government…

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SWITZERLAND: The Swiss government has re-launched its proposals for business tax reform, the so-called Tax Proposal 17, which aims to attract …

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GUERNSEY: The Beneficial Ownership of Legal Persons (Guernsey) Law 2017 came into force on 15 August, and the associated limited-access electronic …

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MONEY LAUNDERING: The European Commission has written to 17 member states criticising their failure to transpose the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive …

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CORPORATE TAXATION: The EU’s Maltese presidency has offered a compromise on plans for public country-by-country (CbC) tax reporting by multinational …

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OECD: The OECD is asking for input for its peer reviews on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) treaty dispute resolution. Focus countries are …

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GERMANY: The latest, and close to final, version of Germany’s legislation creating a registry of company and trust beneficial ownership implies that the…

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MALTA: In its role as rotating president of the European Union, Malta is proposing changes to the pending EU Double Taxation Dispute Resolution Mechanisms..

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UK: The U.K. is gaining allure as a head-office location for international companies as government plans to lower corporation tax outweigh Brexit concern…

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EU: The European Commission views the United States as a potential tax haven, according to a draft list of 90 countries that Brussels views as …

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IRELAND: The Irish Revenue has announced that after 30 April Irish residents will no longer be able to benefit from reduced penalties or offshore amnesty…

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TAX POLICY: The European Council has agreed its negotiating stance on the rules to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. Among the main chan…

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TAX AGREEMENTS: More than 100 jurisdictions have agreed the text of a multilateral instrument to modify existing tax treaties to include some of the…