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Guernsey Archive

  • December 2012

    Leaked emails reveal companies explored shipping via Belgium to the UK to circumvent LVCR removal

    December 12, 2012

    Companies explored a new route through Belgium to circumvent the UK's removal of low value consignment relief (LVCR) on Channel Islands mail order in April 2012, evidence has emerged. Jersey Post denies involvement, but retailers opposed to the scheme believe the option is still being looked at.

  • November 2012

    EXCLUSIVE: UK to impose son of FATCA on Crown Dependencies, despite government’s denials

    November 23, 2012

    A leaked government document seen by International Tax Review reveals that the UK is planning to impose its own version of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) on its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories. The move will deal an almost-fatal blow to tax evasion through the UK’s tax havens.

  • October 2012

    What you have missed on ITR Premium

    October 15, 2012

    Miller to be acting IRS chief; Review of compliance in Australia but not GAAR; Italy changes mind on VAT; Norway hikes carbon tax; Finland relaxes interest deduction proposals; UK consults on games tax relief; NZ court hears Alesco appeal; ITAT restructured.

  • More jurisdictions sign up to bilateral approach to FATCA compliance

    October 10, 2012

    The British Crown Dependencies of Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey are the latest jurisdictions to announce that they hope to negotiate intergovernmental agreements with the US to implement FATCA.

  • July 2012

    What you have missed on ITR Premium

    July 11, 2012

    Why Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal left holders of trading investments smiling, insight into the future of US tax litigation from the ex-IRS chief counsel, and what the European Commission thinks about VAT on eBooks were just three articles that appeared on ITR Premium last week.

  • February 2012

    Why HMV and Channel Islands’ resistance to scrapping tax relief is futile

    February 16, 2012

    As the Channel Islands prepare to fight the scrapping of the UK’s low value consignment relief (LVCR) in a judicial review next month, Simon Fox, CEO of music retail company, HMV, argues that it may cause companies like his to relocate to Switzerland. Both, however, are likely to be shouting at the wind.

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