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Tunisia - Germany

According to preliminary media reports, Tunisia and Germany signed a new DTA on February 8, 2018.

Saudi Arabia - Switzerland

Saudi's Cabinet has approved the signing of a DTA with Switzerland, the state news agency reported on February 6.

Kuwait - Various

Kuwait's National Assembly on February 2, 2018, approved two DTA Protocols, with India and Brunei, the state news agency reported.

Kazakhstan - India

According to preliminary media reports, Kazakhstan's President has approved a law to ratify the DTA Protocol signed in January 2017 with India.

Armenia - Singapore

DTA negotiations between Armenia and Singapore are reportedly close to conclusion.

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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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Australia Consults On Taxation Of Collective Investment Vehicles

The Australian Government is consulting on a proposed new tax framework for Corporate Collective Investment Vehicles.
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MEPs Approve PANA Committee Tax Recommendations

Members of the European Parliament have approved the recommendations made by the European Parliament's special committee on tax avoidance and evasion, calling for open registers of beneficial owners, effective protections for whistleblowers, and new rules for intermediaries.
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Luxembourg Announces Beneficial Ownership Register

The Government of Luxembourg staged a press conference on December 6 to announce the outline of proposals for registries on the beneficial owners of corporate entities and trusts.
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Dutch Government To Tighten Trust Office Rules

The Government of the Netherlands intends to strengthen the regulatory regime for Dutch trust offices as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce tax avoidance and fraud.
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Ireland Amends Employment And Investment Incentive

The Irish Government has announced changes to the Employment and Investment Incentive, to bring it into line with EU regulations.
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Mexico Welcomes First Tranche Of Int'l Taxpayer Data

Mexico has received tax information from 38 jurisdictions after the completion of the first "automatic" transfers of information under the OECD's new international tax transparency standard, the Common Reporting Standard.
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UK Tax Professionals Call For Trusts Register Delay

The Association of Taxation Technicians in the UK has called for an extension to the trust register deadline.
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Australia Announces Tax Breaks For Affordable Housing Investments

The Australian Government has announced that it will introduce a 60 percent capital gains tax discount for investors in affordable rental housing.
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South African Finance Minister Reflects On Tax Policy

South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said the Government is focused on closing avenues for tax avoidance and evasion while boosting accountability about how revenue is spent.
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