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?

10 Things OFCs Need to Know About the G20’s New Anti-Tax Haven Agenda

1. More than ever, ensuring that all taxpayers pay their fair share of taxes is a priority for the G20 because of the severe fiscal consolidation and social hardship in many countries. 2. The G20 intends to ensure that neither international nor domestic tax rules allow or encourage multinational enterprises to reduce overall taxes paid … More 10 Things OFCs Need to Know About the G20’s New Anti-Tax Haven Agenda