WORLD NEWS
  US: Tax treaties clear Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote. on 02/10/2019
  UPDATE ON IMPACT OF HURRICANE DORIAN – BAHAMAS OPEN FOR BUSINESS on 02/10/2019
  UAE: Central bank focuses on real estate in anti-money laundering efforts. on 01/10/2019
  GUERNSEY: Private capital takes a bigger stake in private equity market. on 01/10/2019
  GUERNSEY: Jurisdiction continues to drive ILS innovation. on 01/10/2019
  CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT: Pascal Saint-Amans says the OECD is open to discussing the impact of CBI on the CRS. on 01/10/2019
  PANAMA: Incoming govt pledges to get Panama off 'grey list'. on 01/10/2019
  CRYPTOCURRENCY: New FATF guidance will significantly impact the crypto industry. on 01/10/2019
  BAHAMAS: The Bahamas government has met all commitments to EU, amidst revenue shortfall. on 01/10/2019
  SEYCHELLES: Seychelles’ national stock exchange set to list ‘world-first’ regulated security token. on 01/10/2019
  SWITZERLAND: Swiss government proposes overhaul of money-laundering laws. on 01/10/2019
  CAYMAN ISLANDS: FBI acknowledges Cayman’s cooperation. on 01/10/2019
  GUERNSEY: Regulation and supervision of Guernsey insurance industry is in line with core principles. on 01/10/2019
  UK: Britain's investment funds face scrutiny as Bank of England's Carney blasts liquidity 'lie'. on 01/10/2019
  SWITZERLAND: Swiss bank Dukascopy developing its own ethereum-based stablecoins. on 01/10/2019
  US: U.S.-based clearing house opens crypto trading platform for brokers and advisors. on 01/10/2019
  UK: HMRC took over £500 million from British taxpayers with offshore interests. on 01/10/2019
  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: UAE bonds prove to be safe haven amid Iran tensions. on 01/10/2019
  OTs: Overseas Territories seek to expand international trade ahead of Brexit. on 01/10/2019
  UK: Overseas Territories’ leaders unite against ‘modern colonialism’. on 01/10/2019
  INT’L: Estera put up for sale by its private equity owners for £700m. on 01/10/2019
  GLOBAL REGULATION: OECD issues BEPS Progress Report to G20 leaders. on 01/10/2019
  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: UAE introduces country-by-country reporting for companies. on 01/10/2019
  GLOBAL REGULATION: FATF Issues Guidance on Terrorist Financing Risk Assessments. on 01/10/2019
  GLOBAL REGULATION: OECD finds tax automatic exchange has increased transparency, agrees on digital economy taxation roadmap. on 01/10/2019
  PANAMA: Country back on EU grey list after 4 years. on 01/10/2019
  GIBRALTAR: OECD welcomes jurisdiction into BEPS framework. on 01/10/2019
  MAURITIUS: Island to green light offshore funds in 60 days. on 01/10/2019
  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: UAE introduces economic substance rules after being blacklisted. on 01/10/2019
  OECD: Implementation of tax transparency initiative delivering concrete and impressive results, says organisation. on 01/10/2019
  FINTECH: Financial technology has power to disrupt global finance, says IMF’s Christine Lagarde. on 01/10/2019
  GLOBAL REGULATION: G20 agrees to wrap up digital tax by 2020 - final communique. on 01/10/2019
  CRYPTOCURRENCY: Russia considers introducing fines for crypto mining via open blockchain. on 01/10/2019
  EUROPE: Deutsche Bank acknowledges lapse in checks on money laundering. on 01/10/2019
  UAE: United Arab Emirates ranks second in global token sales. on 01/10/2019
  US: New report reviews blockchain applications by US Federal Government. on 01/10/2019
  EUROPE: EU to Remove Dominica from Tax Haven Blacklist. on 01/10/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Guernsey enhances its offer in the family office space. on 01/10/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Climate finance chief to visit Guernsey. on 01/10/2019
  OECD: Organisation fleshes out int'l tax reform plans during BEPS webcast. on 01/10/2019
  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Harneys launches BVI Economic Substance Classification Solution platform. on 01/10/2019
  CRYPTOCURRENCY: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) set to introduce new guidelines for the cryptocurrency sector. on 01/10/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Guernsey praised by FBI for tackling financial crime. on 01/10/2019
  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: BVI fires back after topping “tax haven” list. on 01/10/2019
  PANAMA: Panama business chamber slams FAFT's grey-list decision. on 01/10/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Over 8,000 Jersey accounts frozen as Lloyds pushes back against tainted funds. on 25/06/2019
  ASIA: Japan Post Bank to cap int'l transfers to counter money laundering. on 25/06/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: U.K. tax havens promise greater transparency on company ownership. on 25/06/2019
  MIDDLE EAST: Saudi Arabia becomes first Arab country to be granted full FATF membership. on 25/06/2019
  BAHAMAS: Escape from FATF listing awaits 'Action Plan'. on 25/06/2019
  HONG KONG: Over 150,000 line streets in demonstration against extradition law. on 10/06/2019
  EUROPE: UBS switches stance with plan to offer $113 million tax settlement in Italy. on 07/06/2019
  CRYPTOCURRENCY: Australia investigates cryptocurrency schemes in international tax evasion crackdown. on 07/06/2019
  CAYMAN ISLANDS: Cayman's anti-money laundering rules clamps down on crypto. on 07/06/2019
  CRYPTOCURRENCY: Chainalysis Partners with Lendingblock on AML/KYC in Advance of FATF Guidance. on 07/06/2019
  UK: FinTech alliance to officially launch next week. on 07/06/2019
  REGULATION: G20 looks to rewrite the global tax rules. on 07/06/2019
  UK: Government consults industry on insurance premium tax avoidance. on 06/06/2019
  EUROPE: US expats, dual nationals seek protection from tax law they call unfair. on 06/06/2019
  MALTA: ‘Malta needs to tackle potential abuses of its tax system’ – EU Council report. on 06/06/2019
  BAHAMAS: Business ‘uneasy’ over tax strategy’s absence. on 06/06/2019
  MALTA: Island needs to improve readiness to respond to cryptocurrency crime. on 06/06/2019
  US: Democrats introduce US anti-offshoring bills. on 06/06/2019
  PANAMA: Trump Companies Accused of Tax Evasion in Panama. on 05/06/2019
  UK: HMRC's employment status tool needs to be improved, says tax body. on 05/06/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Next UK Prime Minister ‘will understand’ Jersey’s interests, says Senator Ian Gorst. on 05/06/2019
  BAHAMAS: ‘Discretion’ in name switch tax dodgers clamp down. on 05/06/2019
  BARBADOS: Financial Crime Prevention Symposium Shares Anti-Money Laundering Expertise. on 03/06/2019
  UK: The European Banking Authority leaves London. on 03/06/2019
  NETHERLANDS: Shell plans to publish global tax strategy to assuage criticism. on 03/06/2019
  UK: Calls for tax breaks to be capped for wealthy. on 03/06/2019
  IRELAND: OECD proposal on corporate tax could undermine State’s ability to lure investment. on 03/06/2019
  OECD: Roadmap for global deal on taxing multinationals agreed. on 03/06/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Isle of Man government responds to Corporate Tax Haven Index. on 31/05/2019
  CAYMAN ISLANDS: Financial services ministry rejects corporate tax haven index ranking. on 31/05/2019
  CRYPTOCURRENCY: With the enactment of the Loi PACTE, the French Regulatory Framework for Crypto-Activities and ICOs becomes effective. on 31/05/2019
  US: Foreign individuals, trusts face new U.S. tax on some income. on 31/05/2019
  UK: Authorities target properties in corruption investigation on 31/05/2019
  MALTA: Sovereign brings insurance services to Malta. on 31/05/2019
  BARBADOS: Barbados Revenue Authority notes filing constraints. on 31/05/2019
  US: Trump to hit Mexico with tariffs in anti-immigration measure. on 31/05/2019
  UK: UK and territories are 'greatest enabler' of tax avoidance, study says. on 30/05/2019
  UK: Prosecutions top 1,000 as HMRC focuses on tax evasion by individuals. on 30/05/2019
  SWITZERLAND: Indians on HSBC Swiss list strive to prove NRI status. on 30/05/2019
  US: IRS Summons for law firm client data is enforceable. on 30/05/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Channel Islands 'among worst tax havens' worldwide, says Tax Justice Network. on 30/05/2019
  AFRICA: UAE, Mauritius are the most corrosive corporate tax havens against African countries, says Tax Justice Network. on 30/05/2019
  UK: One in three tax advisers unregulated by professional bodies. on 30/05/2019
  CRYPTOCURRENCY: G20 countries to follow FATF to devise integrated crypto standards. on 30/05/2019
  CYPRUS: MONEYVAL anti-money laundering report due in December. on 30/05/2019
  ASIA: South Korea tax office investigating individuals, corporations for offshore tax evasion allegations. on 28/05/2019
  US: Microsoft Ireland transferred a massive $77 billion to the United States last year. on 28/05/2019
  ASIA: China will open financial sector wider amid ‘quite limited’ impact of trade war, regulator says. on 28/05/2019
  CYPRUS: Jurisdiction introduces legislation implementing the provisions of the EU anti-tax avoidance directive. on 28/05/2019
  ASIA: China set to cash in on new African free trade agreement. on 28/05/2019
  LUXEMBOURG: Mandatory Disclosure Regime – a status update. on 28/05/2019
  IRELAND: The colossal plane-leasing sector says it's still hurting from Ireland's tax-haven status in Brazil. on 24/05/2019
  UK: Court 'discovery' decision may make it harder to obtain tax return certainty. on 24/05/2019
  IRELAND: Minister acknowledges need for change in key speech on corporate tax reform. on 24/05/2019
  ASIA: South Korea calls for OECD to tackle tax avoidance. on 24/05/2019
  CRYPTOCURRENCY: Russia’s central bank may consider gold-backed cryptocurrency. on 24/05/2019
  SINGAPORE: Jurisdiction chases tech talent for Silicon Valley ambitions. on 24/05/2019
  CRYPTOCURRENCY: Facebook’s bitcoin-inspired cryptocurrency—GlobalCoin to launch in 2020. on 24/05/2019
  HONG KONG: Shares drop for third week amid trade frictions. on 24/05/2019
  NETHERLANDS: Shell reveals only its gas subsidiary paid Dutch corporate tax in 2018. on 23/05/2019
  IRELAND: Corporate tax reform prominent at high-level OECD meeting. on 23/05/2019
  ASIA: Japan to check money laundering policies of crypto exchanges ahead of FATF inspection. on 23/05/2019
  CRYPTOCURRENCY: Russia eyes adoption of crypto rules before August 2019. on 23/05/2019
  CAYMAN ISLANDS: Grant Thornton expands Cayman office with new tax practice. on 23/05/2019
  EUROPE: Agreement Imminent in UBS Tax Dispute? on 23/05/2019
  SWITZERLAND: Jurisdiction votes ‘yes’ to overhaul corporate tax rules. on 21/05/2019
  UK: MPs criticise anti-money laundering bill as unenforceable. on 21/05/2019
  US: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says new crypto tax guidance near. on 21/05/2019
  US: France considers pulling out of FATCA. on 21/05/2019
  EUROPE: EU drops Aruba, Barbados and Bermuda from tax-haven blacklist. on 21/05/2019
  CYPRUS: International anti-money laundering experts review practices in jurisdiction. on 21/05/2019
  UK: HMRC wins two disguised remuneration cases. on 17/05/2019
  EUROPE: EU Commission ramps up pressure on minimum corporate tax. on 17/05/2019
  UK: HMRC toughens position on use of offshore trusts to avoid tax. on 17/05/2019
  US: Offshore Accounts Remain IRS Enforcement Priority. on 17/05/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Whistle-blowing culture vital to protect Jersey's finance industry. on 17/05/2019
  CYPRUS: Jurisdiction joins International Investment Funds Association. on 17/05/2019
  EUROPE: Germany searches homes, asset managers in nationwide tax evasion raid. on 16/05/2019
  REGULATION: Wolfsberg Group Publishes Guidance on Customer Tax Evasion. on 16/05/2019
  EUROPE: EU to remove UK, Dutch overseas territories from tax haven blacklist. on 16/05/2019
  ASIA: South Korean Tax office launches probes into offshore tax evasion. on 16/05/2019
  CARIBBEAN: Aruba is no longer a tax haven. on 16/05/2019
  US: Senate urged to approve double tax treaties. on 16/05/2019
  ASIA: China central bank sells 20 billion yuan of offshore bills in Hong Kong. on 16/05/2019
  CRYPTO-CURRENCY: Recognised crypto investor believes U.S. crypto ban would increase crypto adoption. on 13/05/2019
  CANADA: Why Canada stands out as a money laundering haven. on 13/05/2019
  AFRICA: UN urges African countries to team up against illicit financial flows. on 13/05/2019
  MALTA: MEPs voted to undermine Malta’s economy. on 13/05/2019
  BERMUDA: EU to remove island from tax blacklist. on 13/05/2019
  UK: Companies House regime faces major overhaul to tackle tax evasion. on 10/05/2019
  UK: Government is currently considering major reform of the taxation of trusts. on 10/05/2019
  EUROPE: UBS group to face $93m penalty for German tax evasion case. on 10/05/2019
  EUROPE: German government lowers tax estimate as economy flags. on 10/05/2019
  CHINA: State to simplify rules for offshore bond investors. on 10/05/2019
  PANAMA: Panama’s president-elect wants to review trade agreements with US, Costa Rica. on 10/05/2019
  ASIA: Chinese family office is granted Hong Kong licence. on 10/05/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Jersey could help other small jurisdictions develop laws. on 10/05/2019
  SWITZERLAND: Corporate tax vote, slowing down the race to the bottom. on 07/05/2019
  UK: HMRC makes reclaiming QROPS transfer charge easier. on 07/05/2019
  GLOBAL REGULATION: OECD calls for bigger EU budget to deal with digital revolution. on 07/05/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Bitcoin scam in Jersey costs victim £1.2m. on 06/05/2019
  CRYPTO-CURRENCY: Two-thirds of global millionaires invested or planning to invest in crypto. on 06/05/2019
  JAPAN: Banks to halt overseas transfers that bypass bank accounts. on 06/05/2019
  CRYPTO-CURRENCY: Crypto valley regulatory & policy working group task force publishes recommendations addressing FATF virtual asset statement. on 06/05/2019
  ASIA: Financial Institutions need to automate to meet tax reporting obligations. on 06/05/2019
  CITIZENSHIP: Millionaires migrate to Australia and Canada from China and U.K. to seek business and avoid tax. on 06/05/2019
  UK: United Kingdom outstrips other EU nations as top investment destination in Europe. on 03/05/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Jersey's regulator gets top ratings under new standards. on 03/05/2019
  BAHAMAS: Evasion loopholes hitting VAT target, fears ex-minister. on 03/05/2019
  BAHAMAS: Mid-May launch for $100m tax offensive. on 03/05/2019
  UK: Government targets Limited Partnerships in money laundering clampdown. on 03/05/2019
  IRELAND: International tax reform could cost State €3bn, conference told. on 02/05/2019
  UK: More Tax Guidance Needed, Not Enforcement, Firms Say. on 02/05/2019
  US: Fintech lobby spending targets cryptocurrency taxation. on 02/05/2019
  BAHAMAS: Deputy PM rejects FATF criticism concerning money laundering prosecutions. on 02/05/2019
  SINGAPORE: Jurisdiction now accepting FATCA returns. on 02/05/2019
  UK: HMRC’s hi-tech system tracks down more tax evaders. on 02/05/2019
  EUROPE: European Court of Justice confirms compatibility of Investment Court System with EU Treaties. on 02/05/2019
  HONG KONG: HK regulator scraps proposal to raise agents' insurer representation cap. on 02/05/2019
  SWITZERLAND: Zurich to pay $5.1 million penalty to U.S. in tax-evasion case. on 29/04/2019
  DOMINICA: Jurisdiction's CBI Programme poses no risk to facilitating tax evasion, top UK firm finds. on 29/04/2019
  St KITTS AND NEVIS: Jurisdiction’s citizenship programme does not threaten tax systems. on 29/04/2019
  CRYPTO-CURRENCY: Bitcoin drops 7 per cent on allegations of $850m fraud by Bitfinex by New York Attorney General. on 29/04/2019
  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: BVI investment funds not subject to economic substance rules. on 29/04/2019
  CAYMAN ISLANDS: New anti-money laundering regulations come into effect May 1st. on 29/04/2019
  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: UK hosts 5th UK-UAE Joint Economic Committee to boost bilateral trade. on 29/04/2019
  BAHAMAS: Financial Intelligence ‘put away in corner and forgotten about’ says Deputy Prime Minister. on 29/04/2019
  EU: European Union anti-tax fraud quest goes up a notch. on 25/04/2019
  CARIBBEAN: Citizenship by investment programmes pose no risk of tax evasion or misreporting, says UK advisory firm. on 25/04/2019
  AUSTRALIA: Water controversy prompts tax haven focus. on 25/04/2019
  US: FACT Coalition calls for corporate tax transparency. on 25/04/2019
  UK: HMRC says tax underpaid by US-based multinationals up 35% from last year. on 25/04/2019
  CROWN DEPENDENCIES: Jersey report highlights value of HNWs to the economy. on 25/04/2019
  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