Category: Maldives

Maldives concludes first deliberations on DTAA with Singapore

Director General of Taxation Hassan Zareer represented the Maldivian state Chia-Tern Huey Min, the Deputy Commissioner of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, headed a delegation of officials Double taxation occurs in international trade when the same income is taxed in two different countries Maldives and Singapore have concluded the… – Continue reading

India, Maldives sign pact to curb tax evasion

India and Maldives today signed two agreements for exchange of information with respect to taxes, and for avoidance of double taxation of income derived from international air transport. The agreements were signed during the visit of President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom to New Delhi. Gayoom is on a… – Continue reading

Centre clears tax, info exchange pacts with Maldives, Slovenia

In order to exchange information aimed at curbing tax evasion and avoidance, Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the signing and ratification of an agreement between India and Maldives. The Agreement will stimulate effective exchange of information between the two countries which will help curb tax… – Continue reading

British taxpayers fork out £45m in foreign aid to paradise islands that charge NO TAX

BRITISH taxpayers forked out £45million in foreign aid spending to countries classed as tax havens in just one year, it emerged today. Nations such as Belize, Marshall Islands, Seychelles and Vanautu – which are all included on a European Commission ‘blacklist’ of international tax havens – have all received cash… – Continue reading

Blueprint signals thaw in India-Maldives ties

During Sushma Swaraj’s visit, the nations also sign pacts on avoidance of double taxation and tax information exchange New Delhi: India and the Maldives have drawn up a new blueprint for bilateral ties that included closer economic and defence cooperation, pointing to a thaw in the relations following the Maldives’… – Continue reading

UK aid money going to known tax havens

Millions of pounds of British aid money could have been given to known tax havens to fund public services The UK paid out £45m to 13 countries on the European Commission’s tax haven “blacklist” in 2013, according to a report in The Independent. The blacklisted countries that received British aid… – Continue reading

EU blacklists Hong Kong as ‘non-cooperative tax jurisdiction’

Kenneth Leung (PC,F-Accountancy) explains what he – and the government – are doing to get Hong Kong off the EU’s undeserved blacklisting as a “non-cooperative tax jurisdiction”. Why has Hong Kong been placed on this list? There are ten European countries that have named Hong Kong as a tax haven…. – Continue reading

OECD backs Guernsey in fight against tax haven status

The OECD has backed Guernsey in its fight against tax haven status, describing the crown dependency’s inclusion on the European Commission’s list of top 30 non-compliant tax jurisdictions as “very surprising”. Monica Bhatia, head of the secretariat of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Global Forum on Transparency and… – Continue reading

Bahamas ‘unfairly dumped on’ with EU blacklisting

The Bahamas was yesterday “dumped on” through its inclusion on another so-called financial services ‘blacklist’, although an ex-Attorney General and others suggested the development should be taken “with a big grain of salt”, reports the Bahamas Tribune. John Delaney told Tribune Business that the European Union’s (EU) decision to ‘blacklist’… – Continue reading

St. Kitts-Nevis Among 30 Countries On EU’s Tax Evasion Blacklist

St. Kitts and Nevis is one of 30 countries placed on the European Union’s black list for not doing enough to fight tax evasion. The EU’s executive Commission published the list Wednesday (June 17). The blacklisted countries figure on at least ten of the EU’s 28 member nations’ lists of… – Continue reading

Cayman on new EU blacklist

Government appeared to brush off the latest blacklisting of the Cayman Islands when it released a short statement on Wednesday at around 5pm following revelations by the EU that the jurisdiction had been cited as facilitating tax evasion, reports the Cayman News Service. “It is unfortunate that the EU black… – Continue reading

Bermuda named on EU tax haven list

The European Union: Labelled Bermuda as a tax haven Bermuda has been named by the European Union as a country that is not doing enough to crack down on tax avoidance. The Island was one of 30 countries on the list published by the EU’s executive Commission today. “These tax… – Continue reading

EU releases tax haven blacklist

The European Union has published its first list of international tax havens as part of a crackdown on multinational companies trying to avoid paying tax in the 28-nation bloc. The list of 30 territories includes Hong Kong and Brunei in Asia, Monaco, Andorra and Guernsey in Europe, and a series… – Continue reading

Maldives sees top bank aiding offshore hub goal in Islamic finance

The Maldives’ biggest bank is opening a Shari’ah-compliant unit, a move the government sees aiding its goal of becoming South Asia’s offshore Islamic finance hub. Bank of Maldives Plc began offering retail deposits that comply with the religion’s ban on interest on 22 January to be followed by finance for… – Continue reading