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25.02.2021 Replenishment in the black list of the European Union

The European Union is once again updating its list of tax havens. The EU Council has decided to update the list of territories that do not cooperate on tax issues and do not disclose their beneficiaries.

18.02.2021 Ukraine establishes the procedure for cross-country reporting

In early February of this year, the Ministry of Justice of the Ukraine registered an Order of the Ministry of Finance establishing procedures for cross-country reporting (Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports, hereinafter CbC), which was introduced in 2020.

15.02.2021 Germany: We will exchange information with you

In early February of this year, the Ministry of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany published an updated list of countries and territories with which the state will automatically exchange information on financial accounts until September 30, 2021.

10.02.2021 You can't hide from us: the law on digital financial assets in the Russian Federation

On January 1, 2021, Federal Law No. 259 "On Digital Financial Assets, digital Currency and on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation” came into force.

18.01.2021 Cyprus: We will reveal your beneficiaries

According to the 4th and 5th Directives on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering and terrorist financing (AML) adopted by the European Union, the participating countries are obliged to implement the provisions of these acts in their legislation, as well as to ensure that companies, trusts, foundations and other legal entities disclose their beneficial owners to a specially authorized body. 

15.01.2021 Changes in the tax regulation of CFC in the Russian Federation

Since January 1, Russia has changed the tax regulation of controlled foreign companies (CFC).

13.01.2021 United Kingdom: Brexit is not a hindrance to trade

Recall that since January 1 of this year, Britain has fully completed the Brexit process and left the ranks of the EU members, in connection with which the state needs to build its own trade policy, but not as a member of the EU.

12.01.2021 Malta has revealed the names of the holders of the « golden passports»

The government of Malta has published a list of more than three thousand people who received citizenship in 2019 in exchange for investment.

18.12.2020 Cyprus Parliament approves tax breaks for foreigners

The Parliament of the Republic of Cyprus has approved a bill on granting tax benefits to foreign citizens. The document was developed by the Ministry of Finance of Cyprus. 

08.12.2020 Saxo Bank has published "shocking predictions" for 2021

Denmark's Saxo Bank has published its annual "shocking predictions", which mainly concern unlikely and underestimated events, but if they happen, they threaten to have a strong impact on financial markets.

07.12.2020 Denunciation of the Agreement with the Netherlands

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation begins to denounce the agreement on the avoidance of a double taxation with the Netherlands.

04.12.2020 The US requires Switzerland to comply with FATCA

The Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America (IRS) sent a group request to Swiss banks that previously provided a customer information in accordance with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which indicated that it was also necessary to disclose all the details of customer accounts that were not provided at the time of the request. 

23.11.2020 New rules for issuing "golden passports" in Malta

The Government of Malta has developed and introduced new rules for granting citizenship to foreigners in exchange for investment. No more than 400 applicants per year will now be able to obtain citizenship.


11.11.2020 Introduction of a fixed income tax CFC in the Russian Federation

On November 9, 2020, the Federal Law was published, which amends Parts one and two of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation. The adopted amendments directly affected the issue of taxation of controlled foreign companies (hereinafter referred to as CFC).


09.11.2020 Russia and Luxembourg: changes in the tax agreement between the countries

On November 6, the protocol on amendments to the agreement on the avoidance of double taxation between the Russian Federation and Luxembourg was signed. 

03.11.2020 Iceland is excluded from the FATF grey list

On 23 October 2020, the Government of Iceland announced its removal from the FATF Grey List, which is a list of States under enhanced monitoring.


30.10.2020 In Russia increase Personal Income Tax rate

In the State Duma passed the first reading Draft law on raising taxes on the income of individuals with the current 13% to 15% on the income that exceeds 5 million rubles a year has passed. It is planned that this Draft law if it is accepted will start working from 1 January 2021. 

27.10.2020 The European Commission has launched an investigation into Cyprus and Malta

Last week, the European Commission began the investigation into Cyprus and Malta over citizenship for investment programs in the national economy. 

15.10.2020 New tax regime for CFC holders in Russia

The RF Ministry of Finance proposes to amend the Tax Code and establish a new tax regime for controlled foreign companies. On October 15, the executive body sent the proposed amendments to the Government.

01.10.2020 Expanding the access of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation to banking secrecy

On the website of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the project "Main directions of budget, tax and customs tariff policy for 2021 and the planning period 2022-2023" was posted, which was submitted to the State Duma on Wednesday, September 30.


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02/25/2021 14:31:00

Replenishment in the black list of the European Union

The European Union is once again updating its list of tax havens. The ...

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02/18/2021 14:28:00

Ukraine establishes the procedure for cross-country reporting

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02/15/2021 14:24:00

Germany: We will exchange information with you

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