Category: Formations

PBC urges Dar to ask FBR to go easy on super tax

Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has approached Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to stop the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) from recovery proceedings of Super Tax against non-resident companies on dividend income from their investments in Pakistan. Sources told Business Recorder here on Tuesday that the PBC has urged the Finance Minister… – Continue reading

Main provisions of Patent Box regime

Introduction Tax exemptions Eligibility Trademarks Calculating tax benefits Eligible costs Introduction At the end of 2014, the government presented the 2015 budget, which introduced a ‘Patent Box’ tax regime in line with similar schemes adopted in other European countries. It applies to corporate income tax and regional tax on productive… – Continue reading

Chevron hits out at ‘tax dodger’ claims at fiery Senate inquiry

Chevron, the US oil giant behind Australia’s biggest liquefied natural gas project, has been hit with claims its tax affairs are a “rort”. We have spent a year trying to find Australia’s biggest tax dodger and we’ve found it. It’s Chevron. Sam Dastyari But the company insists it is the… – Continue reading

India to go for ‘face-to-face’ talks with low tax jurisdictions for fast recovery of black money

The finance ministry, after due consultations with the SIT on black money and various financial probe agencies, has decided that a team of senior officials will hold bilateral meetings with foreign jurisdictions either in India or at the locations of their counterparts to thrash out issues quickly, reports the India… – Continue reading

Customs detects 6,660 cases involving tax evasion of Rs 15.82 billion in 2 years

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Customs detected 6,660 cases of seizures, mis-declaration or under/over invoicing involving an amount of customs duty and other taxes of Rs 15.825 billion in the last two fiscal years; 2013-14 and 2012-13. “In this connection, 110 FIRs were lodged whereas 179 persons have been arrested; resultantly, an… – Continue reading

Dechert OnPoint: Georgian Law Developments – Talking Taxes

Dechert Georgia, through the contribution of partners Archil Giorgadze and Nicola Mariani joined by senior associates, Ruslan Akhalaia and Irakli Sokolovski, is partnering with Georgia Today on a regular section of the paper which will provide updated information regarding significant legal changes and developments in Georgia. In particular, we will… – Continue reading

Offshore incorporations up in Cayman and worldwide

Despite the political and media pressure on offshore financial centers, new incorporations of offshore companies worldwide continue to grow. A new report on offshore company incorporations by law and fiduciary firm Appleby shows that new company registrations increased in most offshore jurisdictions in the second half of 2013. “As the… – Continue reading

Denmark – A Tax Haven?

Artur Bugsgang, partner at leading Danish law firm LETT looks at Denmark’s tax advantages. Denmark currently ranks fifth in the world in their ease of doing business index. The country is significantly less bureaucratic than the majority of its European neighbours, especially in regard to establishing and operating companies. Despite… – Continue reading

Seychelles: Seychelles Company Incorporation

The Seychelles offer a wide variety of financial services, including offshore banking, investments and insurance. The inexpensive International Business Company (IBC) is the most popular corporate entity and can be used for many purposes with few limitations. The International Business Company IBC is the most widely used vehicle for offshore… – Continue reading