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15.03.2018 Three jurisdictions removed, three added to EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions
On 13 March 2018, the Council of Europe removed Bahrain, the Marshall Islands and Saint
Lucia from the list and added the Bahamas, Saint Kitts and Nevis and the US Virgin Islands.

30.01.2018 Six States Signed The BEPS Multilateral Instrument

On 24 January 2018 Barbados, Cote d'Ivoire, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama, and Tunisia signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting.

06.12.2017 EU put 17 countries in its tax heaven blacklist

The European Union made the first blacklist of tax heavens and put 17 countries in it.

02.11.2017 Malta will establish a beneficial ownership register

Malta's Ministry for Finance will publish legislation regulating the managing of beneficial ownership register.

03.10.2017 Black lists of clients of Russian banks

Rosfinmonitoring, the Central Bank and banks since October 2, 2017 began to exchange information about dubious customers, which financial organizations refused to serve under the "anti-laundering" legislation.

22.09.2017 Austria introduces the Register of Beneficiaries

The Austrian Parliament passed a law providing for the introduction of the Beneficial Ownership Register.

15.09.2017 Caymans - the best in the ranking of The Banker

The English monthly magazine The Banker, dedicated to international finance, which is owned by The Financial Times, for the ninth time recognized the Cayman Islands as the leader among financial centers.

11.09.2017 Russia and Japan signed the Convention on the Avoidance of Double Taxation

In Vladivostok, representatives of both countries signed the Convention on the Elimination of Double Taxation on Income and on the Prevention of Evasion of Taxes.

06.09.2017 According to the FATF, Russia has achieved success
The FATF, the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), is an intergovernmental organization that deals with the development of world standards in the field of combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism, and also assesses the conformity of national systems of states to these standards.

05.09.2017 Japan and Estonia signed an agreement on avoidance of double taxation
Japan and Estonia signed the Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation in International Trade and Investment (hereinafter referred to as the "SAP") on August 30, which was signed on March 16, 2017. 

04.09.2017 Does it comply with international standards?

On August 21, 2017, the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Tax Information for Tax Purposes published a report containing the results of a meeting of the expert commission with the characteristics of countries' compliance with the OECD international standards of tax transparency.

24.08.2017 Belize tightened the regulation of foreign companies
On July 21, 2017, the Belizean Parliament adopted a number of ambitious amendments to the International Business Companies Act. 

23.08.2017 The Saeima of Latvia change a tax policy

The Latvian Saeima passed final laws on tax reform. As of 2016, there were 16 taxes and 103 state duties in the country.

21.08.2017 The UK tax authority specified the procedure for providing CbS reporting
The UK's Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published a guide to preparing CbC (country-by-country) reporting.

18.08.2017 Remuneration to members of the board of directors of joint-stock companies may be paid in the absence of profit

The Bank of Russia issued an information letter dated 04.08.2017 N-015-28 / 41, explaining that the availability of profits from the JSC is not a prerequisite for the adoption at the general meeting of shareholders of a decision on the payment of remuneration to members of the board of directors.

17.08.2017 In the UK, the regime "On controlling persons of companies" was changed

In accordance with the regime, most companies and partnerships with limited liability (hereinafter referred to as SLP) must create and maintain a register of persons who are PSC (people with significant control) controllers.

16.08.2017 British Virgin Islands: the Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System (BOSS)

The Law on the Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System (BOSS) entered into force on June 30, 2017 as part of the BVI's fulfillment of its obligations to the UK to immediately exchange information on beneficial ownership.

15.08.2017 "Pacific Switzerland" actually loses the status of offshore

Under the influence of global trends in counteracting tax crimes and money laundering, New Zealand introduced new rules for the Look-Trough Company regime ("viewed" companies, LTC).

14.08.2017 An online business support service has been launched in the UK

Since August 1, the UK Tax and Customs Administration has launched a new service to provide business advice and support.

10.08.2017 Switzerland and Belgium began to exchange tax information

The Federal Council of Switzerland announced the entry into force of the rule on the exchange of tax information with Belgium under the treaty on avoidance of double taxation.

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03/15/2018 18:58:00

Three jurisdictions removed, three added to EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions

On 13 March 2018, the Council of Europe removed Bahrain, the Marshall ...

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01/30/2018 18:28:00

Six States Signed The BEPS Multilateral Instrument

On 24 January 2018 Barbados, Cote d'Ivoire, Jamaica, Malaysia, Pan ...

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12/06/2017 10:44:00

EU put 17 countries in its tax heaven blacklist

The European Union made the first blacklist of tax heavens and put ...

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