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.

Inquiry Into the Brexit -Effect on UK Financial Services Starts. What About the CDOTs?

  Less than 3 months after the success of the UK ‘leave’ referendum, the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Financial Affairs (the Sub-Committee) has commenced an inquiry into Brexit and financial services in the UK.  The following group of experts is expected to give evidence in support the work of the Sub-Committee:  Professor Eilis Ferran, … More Inquiry Into the Brexit -Effect on UK Financial Services Starts. What About the CDOTs?

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

FHA TAX ALERT – Barbados 2016 Budget

FRANHENDY ATTORNEYS TAX ALERT Growth Returns to the Barbados Economy. Trajectory is Not Assured. No Additional Direct Tax Measures to Support the International Business and Financial Services Sector (IBFSS). Emphasis on Public-Private Sector Partnership to Spur Growth in the IBFSS Summary of the  2016 Budgetary Proposals:  Removal of the imposition of duty on yachts remaining in Barbados … More FHA TAX ALERT – Barbados 2016 Budget

‘Responsible Tax’ UK Parliamentary Lobby at Odds with OECD Tax Avoidance Package.

According to the UK All Party Parliamentary Group  on Responsible Tax (APPG),  which was formed on September 14, last year; and is headed by Labour MP,  Dame Margaret Hodge, ” the OECD’s action plan for tackling base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) has fallen short of creating the fair global system needed to combat global … More ‘Responsible Tax’ UK Parliamentary Lobby at Odds with OECD Tax Avoidance Package.