Category: Oceania

Hong Kong Committed To Compliant International Tax Regime

During a recent speech, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, K C Chan, reiterated Hong Kong’s commitment to meeting the international standards on tax transparency, and to implementing the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) base erosion and profits shifting (BEPS) package. In his speech on October...

The missing billions of multinational tax

It’s easy to stoke outrage at multinationals’ low taxes but harder to do something about it. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – the so-called rich-countries club – tax avoidance by multinational companies is worth US$100-240 billion a year. That’s 4-10% of total global corporate income...

Cayman Islands: Don’t Get Snowed In By GATCA

Offshore investment entities in the Cayman Islands and many other international financial centers should now start turning their attention to compliance with the Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”) promulgated by GATCA – Global FATCA. They must document all account holders existing on December 31, 2015, with the exception of entities with...