WORLD NEWS
  BAHAMAS: Island has experienced strong economic performance, IMF says. on 18/04/2019
  CHINA: Beijing developing rules for new foreign investment law. on 18/04/2019
  EU: European Union partnering with Latin America and the Caribbean for prosperity, democracy, resilience and global governance. on 18/04/2019
  US: How do you pay taxes on bitcoin? Congress demands explanation. on 18/04/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Jersey risks being blacklisted by the EU again. on 18/04/2019
  BARBADOS: Stock exchange obtains designated recognised stock exchange status from the UK’s HMRC. on 18/04/2019
  LUXEMBOURG: Jurisdiction ratifies BEPS multilateral instrument. on 17/04/2019
  UK: New offshore tax avoidance warning as data sharing starts. on 17/04/2019
  EU: Legislators in the EU close banking loopholes. on 17/04/2019
  BAHAMAS: Island needs ‘ability to pay’ taxation system. on 17/04/2019
  EU: European Union agrees on new law to protect whistle-blowers from retaliation. on 17/04/2019
  FATF: Task force to adopt ‘open-ended’ mandate starting in 2020. on 17/04/2019
  UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market enacts enhanced anti-money laundering regime. on 17/04/2019
  JERSEY: Spy claims ‘will not change’ good relations with France, says Government. on 12/04/2019
  FRANCE: French Lawmakers Advance Law to Ramp Up Tax Revenue From US Tech Giants. on 12/04/2019
  US: Report names several Caribbean nations as “major money laundering” centres. on 12/04/2019
  NETHERLANDS: Country ponders partially public beneficial owners register. on 12/04/2019
  BAHAMAS: Jurisdiction must 'pioneer' to halt financial attrition. on 12/04/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Man claims he acted as spy for French secret service to disrupt Jersey’s financial sector. on 11/04/2019
  UAE: Jurisdiction well set to attract more foreign investment this year. on 11/04/2019
  GIBRALTAR: Tax treaty ‘could have human rights implications’, Lords committee says. on 11/04/2019
  EU: Foreign investment screening regulation enters into force. on 11/04/2019
  US: United States will not swap FATCA for common reporting standard. on 10/04/2019
  MAURITIUS: Double tax avoidance pact based on OECD model. on 10/04/2019
  FINTECH: FSB Releases its Directory of Crypto-Assets Regulators—In Anticipation of Upcoming G20 Meeting on 10/04/2019
  BARBADOS: Opposition backs FATF standards. on 10/04/2019
  MIDDLE EAST: Qatar sues Luxembourg, UAE, Saudi banks in FX manipulation case. on 09/04/2019
  CAYMAN: Island climbs eight places in the Global Financial Centres Index. on 09/04/2019
  BAHAMAS: Crypto ‘marriage’ with traditional financial services. on 09/04/2019
  AUSTRALIA: Business asks government what a tax haven is, as it fights move to boost tax transparency. on 09/04/2019
  EU: European Parliament report on money laundering and tax evasion calls for greater scrutiny of freeports. on 08/04/2019
  MIDDLE EAST: UAE, Saudi Arabia agreement on avoidance of double taxation comes into effect. on 08/04/2019
  UK: FCA reveals 'large number' of money laundering investigations in pipeline. on 08/04/2019
  EU: Swedbank’s Chairman Quits Amid Money-Laundering Scandal. on 08/04/2019
  CIP: Wealthy Chinese Buying Up Greek Golden Visas, EU Passports. on 08/04/2019
  UK: Anti-tax avoidance scheme broke state aid rules, says EU. on 03/04/2019
  SWITZERLAND: Swiss foreign minister foresees tweaks to EU treaty, no overhaul. on 03/04/2019
  SOUTH AFRICA: Country's strength to tackle money laundering to be put to the test. on 03/04/2019
  CYPRUS: Jurisdiction cannot be considered a tax haven, says KPMG partner, Costas Markides. on 03/04/2019
  MALTA: Exchange of information for taxation purposes update. on 01/04/2019
  EU: European parliament says Hungary has the traits of a tax haven. on 01/04/2019
  PORTUGAL: Jurisdiction’s Golden Visa goes green as new visa category added. on 01/04/2019
  EU: European Parliament condemns insufficient measures against tax evasion and fraud. on 01/04/2019
  CHINA: UN envoy calls for practical cooperation in combating financing of terrorism. on 29/03/2019
  MALTA: MEPs call for investigation into Maltese link to Panama Papers and ’17 Black’. on 29/03/2019
  UK: HMRC wins £40 million battle against tax avoidance promoters. on 29/03/2019
  IRELAND: Deal with U.S. may spare investors global tax reporting pain. on 29/03/2019
  EUROPE: ESMA calls for wider EU scrutiny of non-financial reporting. on 29/03/2019
  EU: The Netherlands is a tax haven alongside Ireland, Malta and Cyprus, say MEPs. on 28/03/2019
  EU: MEPs want EU financial police force and financial intelligence unit. on 28/03/2019
  BERMUDA: Jurisdiction sending team to Europe to discuss removal from EU blacklist. on 28/03/2019
  IRELAND: MEP responds to tax haven accusation saying there is 'jealousy' about Irish success. on 28/03/2019
  ST KITTS AND NEVIS: Scandal continues to grip St Kitts-Nevis’ citizenship by investment programme. on 28/03/2019
  CYPRUS: Strict controls to be implemented on Citizenship by Investment Programme – Spokesman. on 28/03/2019
  UAE: What double taxation agreements mean for UAE residents. on 26/03/2019
  CARIBBEAN: Call made for reduction of tax evasion in Latin America, Caribbean. on 26/03/2019
  MALTA: Jurisdiction faces ‘tax haven’ vote in European Parliament today. on 26/03/2019
  BARBADOS: Jurisdiction working to change blacklist status. on 26/03/2019
  UK: Government details scale of loan scheme tax avoidance. on 26/03/2019
  UK: Offshore tax evasion clampdown produces 5.67m financial records. on 22/03/2019
  UK: Advisers risk 'sleepwalking' into criminal prosecution. on 22/03/2019
  US: Media Blackout as Israel’s Largest Banks Pay Over $1 Billion in Fines for US Tax Evasion Schemes. on 22/03/2019
  OECD: people in developed countries want their ‘fair share of benefits’, says OECD survey. on 22/03/2019
  LUXEMBOURG: Jurisdiction deemed "largely compliant" in tax transparency. on 22/03/2019
  ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA: Antigua PM Browne questions EU blacklisting of Caribbean countries. on 22/03/2019
  BAHAMAS: The Bahamas enjoys excellent relations with US, China, says Ministry of Foreign Affairs. on 22/03/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: UK to encourage the jurisdictions to introduce public registers voluntarily. on 22/03/2019
  CIP: HNW Individuals seeking second citizenship or residency on the rise. on 20/03/2019
  CAYMAN ISLANDS: Money laundering report finds ‘major deficiencies’ in Cayman. on 20/03/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Jersey told to save an extra £600m in case finance fails. on 20/03/2019
  CAYMAN ISLANDS: New fintech consultancy launched to meet growing global demand. on 20/03/2019
  EUROPE: New dirty money risk seen in payment services. on 19/03/2019
  US: Failure to Report Offshore Funds Included on Internal Revenue Service 2019 List of "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams on 19/03/2019
  DOMINICA: Citizenship by Investment Programme not a risk to tax reporting, finds report. on 19/03/2019
  UK: HMRC ramps up investigations on professional service companies suspected of tax evasion on 19/03/2019
  CAYMAN ISLANDS: New anti-money laundering plan under way. on 19/03/2019
  UK: IEA says attacks on tax havens undermine competition and privacy. on 15/03/2019
  UK: Only one in four businesses aware of corporate criminal offence for tax evasion. on 15/03/2019
  BERMUDA: Island blacklisted by EU because of human error; David Burt accepts blame. on 15/03/2019
  UK: HMRC vows crackdown on offshore tax evasion in Spring Statement. on 15/03/2019
  US: Democrats introduce bill to curb tax havens. on 14/03/2019
  FINTECH: 35 countries set to licence crypto exchanges like banks. on 14/03/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Vote of confidence from EU ministers welcomed, as Jersey removed from ‘grey list’. on 14/03/2019
  BERMUDA: Premier confident of removal from EU tax haven blacklist. on 13/03/2019
  OECD: Organisation holding public consultation on the tax challenges of digitalization. on 13/03/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Guernsey fulfils EU Council Code of Conduct Group legal substance requirements. on 13/03/2019
  SINGAPORE: Singapore Exchange under pressure as HKEX jostles for China market. on 13/03/2019
  US labels digital tax on tech firms as ‘highly discriminatory’. on 13/03/2019
  OECD: Digitisation tax for multinationals criticised over double taxation risk. on 12/03/2019
  European Union: EU to add Bermuda, Aruba to tax haven list, Italy against UAE’s inclusion. on 12/03/2019
  UK: HMRC’s first probes into corporate tax evasion facilitation. on 12/03/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Jersey defends reputation as a ‘leading international financial centre’. on 12/03/2019
  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: UAE removed from EU tax havens list. on 07/03/2019
  BAHAMAS: Central Bank selects NZIO for ‘Project Sand Dollar’, digital fiat currency project. on 07/03/2019
  TECH: Fenergo Enables Financial Firms to Digitally Visualise Risk in Fight Against Financial Crime on 07/03/2019
  RUSSIA: Troika Laundromat, what we know. on 07/03/2019
  EUROPEAN UNION: EU to broaden tax haven blacklist, weighs UAE, Bermuda listing. on 06/03/2019
  ISLE OF MAN: UK tax transparency amendment bid 'unenforceable'. on 06/03/2019
  SWITZERLAND: Swiss Banks an Italian target after record UBS French fine. on 06/03/2019
  UK: OCCRP says, ‘UK Struggling with Money Laundering Measures’. on 06/03/2019
  GIBRALTAR: Spain and UK reach deal to curb tax evasion in Gibraltar. on 05/03/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Ministers postpone bill debate to avoid likely defeat over tax havens. on 05/03/2019
  BERMUDA: Local fintechs to play in US. on 05/03/2019
  BAHAMAS: Central Bank announces key tech providers for upcoming digital currency pilot. on 05/03/2019
  UK: London hedge funds told to prepare for FCA spot checks. on 05/03/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Islands object to MPs 'unconstitutional' transparency move on 04/03/2019
  BAHAMAS: “No End to OECD/EU demands,” says Deputy Prime Minister. on 04/03/2019
  AUSTRALIA: APRA warns offshore reinsurance a risk to domestic policies. on 04/03/2019
  SINGAPORE: Greater Bay Area threatens Singapore's finance and tech status. on 04/03/2019
  CYPRUS: EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive; Upcoming changes to the Cyprus tax laws. on 04/03/2019
  EU’s shifting tax compliance requirements encroaching on CARICOM’s sovereignty, says CARICOM Secretary-General, Irwin Larocque. on 01/03/2019
  Switzerland to enact OECD Global Forum's latest information exchange demands in two years. on 01/03/2019
  Cyprus’ golden visas display traits of a tax haven, say MEPs. on 01/03/2019
  OECD deems Seychelles’ tax perks not harmful. on 01/03/2019
  HMRC denies letters amount to bullying. on 01/03/2019
  EU Report calls for police unit dedicated to the investigation of tax and financial crimes. on 28/02/2019
  World Finance reports ‘alarming decline in foreign direct investment’. on 28/02/2019
  In boost to local economy, St Kitts and Nevis to build second pier in Port Zante, funded by successful citizenship by investment programme. on 28/02/2019
  Hong Kong’s new unified tax exemption for onshore and offshore privately-offered funds. on 28/02/2019
  UBS claims tax evasion verdict contains ‘significant flaws’. on 27/02/2019
  'Bridge over Brexit': UK and US strike post-Brexit derivatives and trading deal in major boost for the City. on 27/02/2019
  Cayman Islands: Section 80 Regime Offers Reduced Fees for Charities. on 27/02/2019
  China considers tax breaks to draw in global funds, fend off tax havens. on 27/02/2019
  HMRC unveils “tell us you corporately evaded tax” tool. on 27/02/2019
  2019 will see the US as key offshore centre as OEDC’s CRS restricts global banking. on 25/02/2019
  China to pilot offshore trade area in Hainan. on 25/02/2019
  Caribbean heads of state to discuss blacklisting and financial regulation at the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). on 25/02/2019
  New CIAT database tracks BEPS implementation in 36 Countries. on 25/02/2019
  Foreign affairs select committee claims delay to Crown Dependencies’ public registers ‘risks national security’. on 25/02/2019
  United States: The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns on 21/01/2019
  Cayman: Governor heads to NY to support offshore on 21/01/2019
  Cayman: Dutch blacklisting unjustified diversion tactic on 09/01/2019
  Bahamas: Financial Sector Reform on 09/01/2019
  USA: EU’s Expanded Tax Haven Blacklist Could Apply to U.S. on 14/12/2018
  Amid Brexit turmoil, UK reassures overseas territories on 14/12/2018
  Global Reporting Initiative proposes standard for corporate tax practices on 14/12/2018
  Australia: Tax Office receives first list of Swiss bank accounts held by high wealth Australians on 14/12/2018
  Netherlands : ‘80% of foreign investment in NL is moved through shell firms on 13/12/2018
  Australian corporate tax Receipts up 20 percent on 13/12/2018
  China's rich rush to shelter US$1t from new taxes on 13/12/2018
  FATF: UK Crypto Exchanges Pose ‘Low’ Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing Risk on 13/12/2018
  Trump’s Tax Promise of Trillions Back to U.S. Fails to Materialize on 07/12/2018
  Seychelles' offshore system maintains confidentiality for company owners, directors on 07/12/2018
  Bermuda : Island faces ‘substance’ challenge on 07/12/2018
  UK scores top marks in anti-money laundering review on 07/12/2018
  Z/Yen Finance Center List Grows To 100 And Shows Asia Rising on 07/12/2018
  Panama Papers investigation: four men criminally charged in US on 05/12/2018
  HMRC criticised for not pursuing tax ‘proportionately to circumstances’ on 05/12/2018
  Ireland: Government takes in near record €2.7bn in corporation tax in November on 05/12/2018
  Qatar signs BEPS Multilateral Instrument to tackle tax avoidance on 05/12/2018
  Visit of MPs campaigning for greater financial transparency on 05/12/2018
  Deutsche Bank shares hit rock-bottom in the wake of police raids on 05/12/2018
  India and China on Monday amended their bilateral Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement on 27/11/2018
  Danish pension giant CEO resigns after tax avoidance allegations on 27/11/2018
  Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey sign deal with UK over post-Brexit trade on 27/11/2018
  UK Budget: Tax avoidance clampdown to raise £2bn over five years on 30/10/2018
  Ireland happy to be nowhere near the residence-for-investment list on 25/10/2018
  This Budget, I’m dreaming of a tax system fit for the future on 24/10/2018
  Citizenship Schemes: We Have To Work Together Or Be Picked Off, One By One on 23/10/2018
  The Unexplained Wealth Order strikes again on 23/10/2018
  Scicluna says Malta on board with EU’s anti-tax avoidance rules on 23/10/2018
  EU 'wants to control Britain's tax policies after Brexit to stop the UK becoming a low-tax economy' on 23/10/2018
  Hammond targets offshore gambling in Budget tax swoop on 22/10/2018
  Feds Promise AML Crypto Regulation by June 2019 on 22/10/2018
  Scholz wants minimum corporate tax rate in OECD on 19/10/2018
  FATCA: Where Do We Stand Today? on 18/10/2018
  Nigeria: New legislation passed to ‘tame illicit financial flows’ on 18/10/2018
  Cyprus Has Revised Its Citizenship Program: Is It Too Little, Too Late? on 17/10/2018
  Golden passport scheme weaken EU security, warns bloc's justice chief on 17/10/2018
  Brexit: Cabinet meeting kicks off crucial 48 hours on 16/10/2018
  St Kitts and Nevis Ranked 26th Most Powerful Passport on 16/10/2018
  Fidelity Launches Institutional Platform For Bitcoin And Ethereum on 16/10/2018
  Brussels tees up new battle on tech, tax and Trump on 15/10/2018
  China Threatens Overseas Tax Havens - Will Investors Flock to Crypto? on 15/10/2018
  Financial Services in The Bahamas: Beating Disruption with Innovation on 15/10/2018
  Investment Migration Council Defends “Golden Visas”, Says Ethics Code Vital on 15/10/2018
  Trump Tax Law Fails to Kill Off Corporate America’s Prized Dodge on 15/10/2018
  Isle of Man: Sharp rise in island based mergers and acquisitions on 12/10/2018
  Ed Sheeran paid more in tax last year than both Starbucks and Amazon on 12/10/2018
  Hedge Funds Hold Up in Rout as Defensive Stance Finally Pays Off on 12/10/2018
  Is the world on the brink of a financial crash? Europe, Asia and US markets plummet. on 11/10/2018
  Offshore investors buy more China policy bank bonds after tax change on 11/10/2018
  20 Percent of Hedge Funds Launched in 2018 are Crypto Funds on 11/10/2018
  Panama shares financial accounts data with 31 countries on 11/10/2018
  Switzerland to hold new referendum on financing for first-pillar system on 10/10/2018
  Ireland: Multinationals hit with surprise tax on assets exiting State on 10/10/2018
  Challenging the UK’s imposition of public registers of beneficial ownership will be no easy task, says Cayman government lawyer. on 10/10/2018
  IMF: 'Dangerous undercurrents' threaten global economy on 10/10/2018
  Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC deny promoting tax avoidance schemes on 09/10/2018
  'Big Four' audit firms face competition probe on 09/10/2018
  Ireland joins fight against Europe’s plans for a digital tax on 08/10/2018
  Facebook's UK tax bill triples to £15.7m on 08/10/2018
  New UK offshore tax evasion and avoidance measures on 05/10/2018
  The Bahamas makes tax transparency progress on 04/10/2018
  Key points from the NYT investigation accusing Donald Trump of massive tax evasion on 04/10/2018
  May to rush final deal through in weeks to fight off Tory rebellion on 04/10/2018
  EU removes Palau from tax havens blacklist on 03/10/2018
  Investors Call On SEC To Require Tax Reporting Transparency on 03/10/2018
  Chancellor warns over 'stalling' digital tax talks on 02/10/2018
  BVI hires $400,000 lawyer to avoid EU’s blacklist on 02/10/2018