Category: Europe

Cyprus: European Mandatory Disclosure Regime (EU MDR) – A New Reality For Cypriot Intermediaries, Another Burden On Cypriot Taxpayers?

Mandatory disclosure rules are not something new for European Member States ("EU MS"). In fact, with the United Kingdom leading the race (from 2004), Ireland (in 2008) and then Portugal (in 2011) were the first -and only- EU MS to introduce mandatory disclosure rules in their local legislation. ... - Continue reading

Cyprus: Cyprus – Russia Double Tax Treaty

Cyprus strikes a deal on Double Tax Treaty with Russian Government The Republic of Cyprus and Russia had entered into a Double Tax Treaty (DTT) in 1998 in a joint effort to avoid the double taxing of income and capital generated in Cyprus, in order to promote the economic cooperation between the two countries. Since its introduction, the DTT has been the catalyst for Russian investment in Cyprus, being an attractive jurisdiction with regards to its tax benefits. ... - Continue reading

HMRC says 10% rise in UK tax evasion reports is due to whistleblowers

HMRC, the British government’s tax authority, has reported a 10% rise YoY in evasion probes – and says the increase is due to a surge in whistleblowers. Today’s figures, released by UHY Hacker Young, reveal 73,000 reports arising from whistleblowing, representing a 10% rise on the numbers for 2018-19.UHY Hacker… – Continue reading

Bermuda: Enforcement Of Judgments 2020 – Trends And Developments

Bermuda is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. It has a population of over 60,000 people on a land mass of just 21 square miles. The island group is located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 760 miles due east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Surrounded by coral reefs and the Gulf Stream, Bermuda remains a popular destination for tourists but its infrastructure, flexible and innovative corporate structures and strong regulatory environment have made it a leading offshore jurisdiction for company incorporations, including for a number of companies listed on the main New York and Hong Kong stock exchanges ... - Continue reading

China’s Hong Kong, Serbia sign comprehensive avoidance of double taxation agreement

HONG KONG, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) — The government of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has signed a comprehensive avoidance of double taxation agreement (CDTA) with Serbia, signifying the government’s sustained efforts in expanding Hong Kong’s tax treaty network, a government spokesman said Friday. The CDTA is the 44th such… – Continue reading