OP-ED: Why Europe is Ill-Suited For The Business of Blacklisting So-Called ‘Non-Cooperative’ Jurisdictions.

I AM  NOT  A FAN OF THE  USE  OF UNILATERAL MEASURES IN international  diplomacy;  including the use of tax haven or other types of blacklists related  to  compliance  with global  norms   on   transparency  and information   exchange.  Although   we often think of this kind of state action in the context of armed conflict where there are … More OP-ED: Why Europe is Ill-Suited For The Business of Blacklisting So-Called ‘Non-Cooperative’ Jurisdictions.

The Tax-Related Aspects of the G20 Leaders’ Communique Hangzhou Summit

(Photo: Guardian ) The G20 Leaders Summit took place from September 4-5 in Hangzhou, China. Here is what they agreed on international tax reform. 19. We will continue our support for international tax cooperation to achieve a globally fair and modern international tax system and to foster growth, including advancing on-going cooperation on base erosion … More The Tax-Related Aspects of the G20 Leaders’ Communique Hangzhou Summit

Will International Rules on Tax Information Exchange Fuel a Market for Stolen Tax-Payer Data?

  Switzerland looks to be one step closer to responding to requests for information based on stolen data once that data is in the public domain.  This is because the Swiss Federal Council has adopted a dispatch on certain proposed amendments to its Tax Administrative Assistance programme that will ease the rules on the use of … More Will International Rules on Tax Information Exchange Fuel a Market for Stolen Tax-Payer Data?

franhendy’s OFFSHORE WEEKLY

Your summary of the biggest tax, trade and investment headlines affecting International Business and Financial Services.  US Republican Party to Vote for FATCA Repeal. French Politicians Unhappy with Removal of Bermuda and Jersey from Blacklist. International Tax Overhaul On Schedule Says OECD. Relatives of Chinese Leaders Accused of Using Tax Havens. Russia Mulling Over 30% … More franhendy’s OFFSHORE WEEKLY

Welcome to 2014!

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. franhendy’s OFFSHOREblog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Thanks so much for following my blog!! There’s already a lot happening … More Welcome to 2014!