(Jane Ellison, Financial Secretary to the Treasury) Here is Why You Need to Know Now. Suppose: John Combos devises a tax avoidance scheme aimed at contractors and freelancers, requiring them to become employees of a special purpose employer and to receive money in the form of loans. A company is created to become the employer of… More Are You a Tax Avoidance ‘Enabler’?
FRANHENDY ATTORNEYS WEEKLY REPORT TAX Big banks are backing a proposed law that would require companies to disclose more information about their ownership, citing the help this would provide in fighting financial crime as the same time as it might reduce compliance costs. The Clearing House Association, a payments and advocacy organization owned by some of… More FHA Weekly Report (August 11, 2016)
FRANHENDY ATTORNEYS WEEKLY REPORT TAX Is Africa now being carved up by a complicated web of offshore accounts, tax havens and tricky paper trails? New research seems to suggest this is exactly what’s going on. Offshore companies connected to 44 of Africa’s 54 countries disturbingly appear in the Panama Papers leak. Over 1,400 companies in the… More What You May Have Missed This Week…
First a FATCA refresher: FATCA is the acronym for the provisions under the the US Foreign Account Tax compliance Act which became law in March 2010. FATCA targets tax non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers with foreign accounts. FATCA focuses on reporting by U.S. taxpayers about certain foreign financial accounts and offshore assets by foreign financial institutions about… More FATCA Update.
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Talk about tax competition is fast becoming a key part of the post-Brexit conversation in Europe and in the UK. This is because tax rates are an easy, high-yield mechanism to attract, or retain entities whose business models are positively disposed towards downward movements in corporate tax rates. France, a most vocal opponent of tax… More Europe’s Post-Brexit Race to the Bottom
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?