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Cayman Islands Quarterly Update - April 2016
  • Carey Olsen
  • Cayman Islands, OECD, United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

The Cayman Islands and the UK have signed a framework agreement on the sharing of beneficial ownership information, which does not involve the use of

What matters: A review of 2011 and 2012
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2013

As you know, the last two years have seen a somewhat improved, but by no means robust, business climate. At the same time, structural shifts in the

Project blue: a stamp duty land tax case that made headlines
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2013

In July 2013, the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) case of Project Blue Ltd v. HM Revenue & Customs, concerning the high-profile development of Chelsea

Required records, the act of production and secret offshore accounts
  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
  • USA
  • February 27 2013

The Fifth Amendment dictates that no person "shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself." While most non-lawyers (and

EBTs - loans
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2012

The recent case of Murray Group Holdings Limited v HMRC TC 2372 concerned the tax implications of a loan to an employee from an employee benefit trust

Federal Court rejects efforts to diminish measures aimed at reducing offshore tax avoidance
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2014

As of January 1, 2013, United States banks were required to report to the IRS interest earned by nonresident aliens who are residents of certain

Government fails to prove taxpayer “willfully” concealed offshore bank accounts
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2010

Under foreign bank account reporting requirements, a U.S. person who has a financial interest in or signature authority over financial accounts in a foreign country where the aggregate value exceeds $10,000 is required to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts

Joint accounts - whose money is it?
  • Boodle Hatfield
  • United Kingdom
  • October 15 2012

Joint bank accounts may be a flexible and practical solution for the management of money on a day to day basis

For holders of offshore bank accounts, another domino falls
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

On September 21, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit joined the Seventh and Ninth Circuits in holding that holders of offshore bank accounts have no recourse to the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination when the government demands that they turn over their offshore bank account records

HSBC India accounts sought by IRS: time running out for IRS voluntary disclosure by HSBC India customers
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2011

On April 7, 2011, the U.. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order authorizing the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") to serve a "John Doe" summons requesting information from one of the world's largest banks, HSBC, regarding U.S. residents who may be using accounts at HSBC in India to evade federal income taxes