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Structuring your tax affairs in the BRICS

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When Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill coined the BRIC acronym in 2001, his new term was born out of a desire to group together those countries viewed as emerging growth markets. The grouping worked because it was clear these countries shared common features, which marked them apart from the rest of the world. That being the case, it is no surprise that the tax structures employed in these countries often need to be different from those used elsewhere. Matthew Gilleard talks to taxpayers and advisers about such structures, what the common mistakes are, and what taxpayers can and cannot do, as compared to tax rules elsewhere.

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