Europe

DFSA Signs 26 Agreements with EU Regulators

(Dubai, 08/09/2013) In July 2013, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) as independent financial services regulator for the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) announced the signing of a total of 26 supervisory co-operation agreements with EU & EEA securities regulators. Continuous collaboration with international regulators has been at the forefront of the Dubai Financial Services […]

FATCA: Malta And US Conclude FATCA Negotiations

(Monaco, 22/07/2013) Malta and the US have concluded negotiations concerning an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) in relation to US FATCA regulations (FATCA). FATCA was enacted in 2010 by the US Congress as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act. FATCA requires non-US financial institutions to report to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) […]

UAE & Germany: The new DTAA and taxation addition – be increased cautious with UAE subsidiaries

(Dubai, 22/07/2013) Even two years after the new double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) between Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – ratified on May 6, 2011 – came into force with effect from January 1, 2009, frustration and insecurity amongst businessmen and taxpayers are still high with view to the change from an exemption […]

Europe 2013: Bi-lateral agreement of information exchange dropped – „Europeization“ of German reverse onus

(Berlin, 20/12/2012) On January 1st, 2013, the EU Directive 2011/16/EU gets in force for all EU Member States. It regulates the administrative cooperation in the field of taxation and means in practice: EU-wide information sharing, EU-wide authorization for tax audit authorities, EU-wide delivery of administrative acts and EU-wide repeal of bank secrecy. In particular, especially from German view […]

MCI Overview Flat Tax Countries Europe

(03/08/2012, Dubai) Starting in the middle of the 90ies, many, mostly in Eastern Europe located, countries modified their tax regimes with the introduction of flat faxes. Their aims are and have been: Ease of procedures, reduction of tax & capital evasion, stimulation of economic growth. Here the results of MCI CLT's Tax Rate Review in […]

Gulf Wealth seeks Haven from Euro Debt Crisis

Abu Dhabi, 25/11/2011 – Wealthy Gulf savers are fleeing euro-denominated investments as the European sovereign debt crisis deepens, bankers say. Gulf investors are increasingly parking their savings in havens such as US treasury bills, Swiss francs and Abu Dhabi bonds as the single currency flounders. The number of high net-worth customers requesting advice on moving […]

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\r\n (Hong Kong, 2014-07-27) This month, the first revision of Shanghai Free Trade Zone’s (FTZ) Negative List took place.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) was launched in...
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\r\n (Dubai, 26/03/2014) Finally, Virtual Currency (VC) Tax Rules - including the most popular, Bitcoin - came to the US on March 25! Several insiders predicted that the government w...

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