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Bulletin 20

FRANCE: French Prime Minister announced the government will publicly name people ‘guilty of the worst cases of tax fraud’, and will punish tax advisors …

Bulletin 19

MALTA: Regulations came into force in Malta on 01/01/2018 to implement the beneficial ownership disclosure provisions of the EU Fourth Anti-Money Launder…

Bulletin 18

UK: Banks could handle ‘disorderly Brexit’. For the first time since the financial crisis, all of the UK’s biggest lenders have passed the Bank’s stress …

Bulletin 17

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

Malta’s tax debacle

Doubts being aired internationally about Malta’s tax regime will not go away. Although our critics do not have any moral high ground to stand on, the …

Bulletin 16

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

Bulletin 15

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

Bulletin 14

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

Bulletin 13

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

Bulletin 12

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

Bulletin 11

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

Bulletin 10

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

Bulletin 9

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