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!

Going Public: UK, EU and US to Unmask Real Owners of Companies….Will Trusts Be Next?

Today in London at the Open Government Partnership Summit, Prime Minister Cameron announced his government’s plans to make public, national registers of the ‘true’ , ‘shell’, ‘real’ or ‘beneficial’ owners of companies. In the company of the Presidents of Tanzania and Liberia, Cameron said that “a list of the owners of “shell” companies where firms keep… More Going Public: UK, EU and US to Unmask Real Owners of Companies….Will Trusts Be Next?

When OFCs Become Chronic Overachievers; the Curse of the Capable

You know the type, they have to run faster and jump higher. Whether at work or play,  these “overachievers” get superior results through excessive effort. Driven to complete tasks above and beyond expectations, they often set very high, sometimes unrealistic, goals for themselves. In Alexandra Robbins. The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids, Robbins describes teenagers who… More When OFCs Become Chronic Overachievers; the Curse of the Capable

Want Regular Post-G8UK Up-dates?

Find them here: https://franhendy.com/post-g8uk-updates/ Available now: UK PM has today released a New Action Plan to Prevent the Misuse of Companies and Other Legal Arrangements. It is replete with references to trusts, beneficial ownership, the collection and sharing of information; and interestingly a proposed audit of the activities of UK trust and company service providers. Remember… More Want Regular Post-G8UK Up-dates?