607, 2018


Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent with a population more than 1.25 billion. Today, Africa comprises of 54 sovereign countries, most of which have borders that were drawn during the era [...]

2405, 2018

AITC Welcomes the New Panama Member

The President and the Board of AITC welcome Mr. Alessandro Cavallera of N&C Capital as a new member within the association and wish a rewarding mutual cooperation. For more information please see the online information [...]

1905, 2018

Managing the Foreign remittance process in Papua New Guinea

In the past few years, we have seen PNG facing acute shortage of foreign currency and businesses are hard hit. In this month’s write up, we have focused on Foreign Remittance process in PNG and [...]

1605, 2018

India: Tax & Professional updates For May 2018

RBI came up with the latest changes on ECB on the 27th of April 2018, which has been incorporated in the Master Directions. In light of the requests received from corporates for further relaxation of [...]

1405, 2018

2018 Australian Federal Budget – A Business Perspective

The 2018 Federal Budget was in Tax and fiscal terms was a  generally a lacklustre affair. Herein is a business perspective synopsis. Company Tax Rates: No changes excepting as previously announced Personal income tax cuts: A [...]

1105, 2018

The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and Cryptocurrency

Do you think the IRS's recent announcement that it is ending its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) and Streamlined program just as its enforcement of cryptocurrency compliance increases is a coincidence?  The IRS issued a [...]

705, 2018

US Expatriates Living Abroad – What You Should Know About the New Tax Law – Part II

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 (TCJA) changed many things, including reporting and taxing requirements for US taxpayers living abroad. While the plan was marketed as a much needed tax simplification for Americans; the TCJA did not [...]

2304, 2018

Mauritius: 50 years of Independence this year

Mauritius having attained its independence on 12 March 1968, has celebrated it’s 50 years of Independence this year. The Golden Jubilee of Independence marks a key milestone in the history of Mauritius and is a [...]

2004, 2018

Creatrust Securitisation Platform

Promoters or Issuers use securitisation vehicles as an alternative to traditional bank funding, to transfer risk or deconsolidate risk off their balance sheet. Securitisation is an operation by which investors buy securities in order to [...]

1604, 2018

US Expatriates Living Abroad – What You Should Know About the New Tax Law – Part I

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 (TCJA) changed many things, including reporting and taxing requirements for US taxpayers living abroad. While the plan was marketed as a much needed tax simplification for Americans; the TCJA did not [...]

1304, 2018

Hong Kong continues to expand its tax treaty network – New double taxation agreement with India

Hong Kong has recently signed a comprehensive double taxation agreement (CDTA) with India. This brings the number of CDTAs Hong Kong has concluded with other jurisdictions to 39.  It is expected that Hong Kong will [...]

1104, 2018

India: Professional updates for April 2018

CBIC clarified that LUT shall be deemed to be accepted on Generation of ARN, No documents required to be physically submitted to Jurisdictional Office. RBI has decided to defer implementation of Indian Accounting Standard (Ind [...]

704, 2018

Why it is important to reconcile your tax balance regularly

In this month’s write up, we will highlight the importance of reconciling your taxes with the revenue authority in PNG (IRC). What is Tax reconciliation? Tax reconciliation is a process which involves confirming tax compliance [...]

304, 2018

$1 Billion in Refunds Still Unclaimed from 2014 Returns

Under Internal Revenue Code Section 6511(a)Period of Limitation on Filing Claim.— a claim for refund or credit must be filed by the taxpayer within 3 years from the time the return was filed or 2 [...]

2903, 2018

New IP Box Regime in Luxembourg – 5,2% effective tax rate – BEPS compliant.

Luxembourg is known for its favorable intellectual property regime. Its legislation is also one of the main reasons why foreign investors are highly interested in opening intellectual property holding companies in the Grand Duchy. This [...]

2503, 2018

India: Tax & Professional updates For March 2018

RBI had discontinued the Letter of Undertaking (LOU) & Letter of Comfort (LOC) for trade credit for import into India with immediate effect from. RBI has notified the Separate limit of Interest Rate Futures (IRFs) [...]

2303, 2018

A comparison of Cyprus and BVI corporate structures in the light of recent global tax reforms.

The recent revelations in the Panama and Paradise Papers illustrated the need for companies to make a shift towards more responsible fiscal behaviour and tax responsibilities. International guidelines such as the OECD guidelines and the [...]

2103, 2018

Interest on Home Equity Loans Often Still Deductible Under New Law

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers that in many cases they can continue to deduct interest paid on home equity loans. Responding to many questions received from taxpayers and tax professionals, the [...]

1903, 2018

Austrian premium for research and development has been increased to 14% as of January 1, 2018

In Austria, companies that carry out research and development are financially supported by the state. They may claim a research premium for certain research and development expenses. This research premium is valid regardless of the [...]

1403, 2018

1st Taxpayer Victory in a “Willful” FBAR Penalty Case!

On September 20, 2017, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an important taxpayer friendly opinion regarding the "willfulness" standard in FBAR penalty matters. In Bedrosian v. United States, Case No. 2:15-cv-05853-MMB (E.D. Pa., Sept. 20, [...]

1103, 2018

Hong Kong uses massive fiscal surplus to spur innovation and alleviate taxes

Hong Kong recently announced record-breaking fiscal surplus of 138 billion HKD from the 2017-18 fiscal year. This is mostly thanks to high revenue from profits tax, land sales, stamp duties and salaries tax. Last year [...]

803, 2018

New chairperson for the National Council of Tax Advisors

On the weekend of 12th-14th of January 2018, the Fifth National Convention of Tax Advisors was held in Warsaw. A new chairperson for the National Council of Tax Advisors was appointed during a vote – [...]

303, 2018

Are you getting your GST Refunds on time?

This write up highlights the GST Refund process followed in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and is useful for all business, who are eligible for refund claim. We have adopted a question-answer approach, to make this [...]

2102, 2018

Initial Coin Offering – BlockChain – Bitcoin Funds

The SLP can be used to setup up a Bitcoin Fund as an Unregulated Alternative Investment Fund An ICO (Initial Coin Offering) is a fundraising method, operating via the issue of digital assets exchangeable against [...]

1802, 2018

Foreign LPs Investing in Australia

There has been a heartening development in the long running uncertainly about the access to treaty benefits for partners in foreign limited partnerships investing into Australia, at least where the foreign LP is actually a [...]