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Russia - Belgium

On August 3, 2018, Russia ratified the protocol to the DTA with Belgium.

Belarus - United Kingdom

On July 27, 2018, the DTA between Belarus and the United Kingdom entered into force.

Russia - Japan

On August 3, 2018, Russia ratified its pending DTA with Japan.

Taiwan - Spain

On July 30, 2018, Taiwan expressed its desire to negotiate a TIEA with Spain.

China - Chile

On May 29, 2018, China and Chile signed a DTA.

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South Africa Drops Paper Forms To Encourage E-Filiing

The South African Revenue Service has removed certain paper forms from its branches in an attempt to encourage more taxpayers to file tax returns electronically.
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Tax Deadline Approaching For Americans Abroad

The United States Internal Revenue Service has summarized the reporting and filing requirements for taxpayers living and working abroad, with the June 15, 2018, deadline for 2017 federal income tax returns now approaching.
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Switzerland To Amend Anti-Money Laundering Law

The Swiss Government is consulting on proposed amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
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EU Council Adopts Directive To Make Company Ownership Data Public

The European Council has approved a new package of rules designed to prevent fiscal crime, including allowing the public access to information on the beneficial ownership of companies.
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HMRC To Add To Arsenal Against Diverted Profits

HM Revenue and Customs has launched a consultation inviting input on proposals to tackle arrangements entered into by individuals, partnerships, or companies that aim to move UK profits outside the scope of UK taxation, typically through the use of offshore trusts and companies.
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IRS Explains How To Calculate Transition Tax Liability

The US Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury have released comprehensive guidance on how to calculate liability to the Transition Tax, provided for in Section 965 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and explained elections available to taxpayers.
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Australia Expands Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law

The Australian Government has introduced legislation to extend the reach of its Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law to cover a range of corporate structures.
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OECD Delivers Rules To Prevent Tax Transparency Standard Evasion


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Canada To Reform Taxation Of Passive Investments

Canada's 2018 Budget has provided the long-awaited details of the Government's proposal to limit the tax benefits that can be derived from the holding of passive investments in a private corporation.
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Australia's Board Of Taxation Considers Bare Trusts Tax Reform

Australia's Board of Taxation has published the results of its review into the taxation of bare trusts.
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Australia To Strengthen Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law

The Australian Government is to tighten its Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law to prevent the use of certain structures to circumvent the law's application.
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UK Tax Advisers Welcome Inheritance Tax Review

The Chartered Institute of Taxation has welcomed the announcement that the UK's Office of Tax Simplification is to undertake a review of inheritance tax.
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UK Launches Inheritance Tax Review

The UK's Office of Tax Simplification has been tasked with investigating options for reform of the UK's inheritance tax.
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HMRC Provides Trust Registration Update

The UK tax agency, HM Revenue and Customs, has told the Association of Tax Technicians that those not yet able to use its new Trust Registration Service will not yet be penalized, having offered extra time for affected persons to register.
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EU's Tax Info Exchange Rules In Force

EU tax authorities have gained the right to access data collected by other states under anti-money laundering legislation, following the entry into force of new rules on January 1.
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