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Swiss Inheritance Tax Deal with France Challenged In Switzerland

The economy commission of the Swiss National Council has rejected the new draft Double Tax Convention (DTC) between France and Switzerland. This new DTC between France and Switzerland which revise the applicable inheritance tax regime has been negotiated but not yet signed. The new treaty provides a punitive tax treatment of companies operating in non-cooperative jurisdictions to companies operating in low-tax jurisdiction and has been criticized mainly for bringing advantage only to France and none to Switzerland. According to the new changes in the law, a French resident taxpayer controlling directly or indirectly at least 50% of a offshore company based in a low-tax jurisdiction is now required to prove that the foreign company is carrying on honest business activities abroad, and that the business structure has "main ... Read More »

Ireland is expanding its network of double tax treaties

Ireland is expanding its network of double tax treatiesEven if Ireland is not officially an offshore jurisdiction and the term of offshore company is not found in Irish legislation describing company forms, Ireland is renewed as one of the best countries in the world in which to incorporate a company. One of the most compelling reasons for this is the extensive list of tax treaties that Ireland has in place.Till now Ireland has signed comprehensive double taxation agreements with almost 68 countries, of which 64 are already in effect. The agreements cover direct taxes, which in the case of Ireland are income tax, corporation tax and capital gains tax.During the last period of time Ireland is underway to negotiate new agreements and to update the existing ... Read More »

Jurisdictions

Offshore Companies We offer offshore company formation in many premier offshore jurisdictions located all over the world. Your choices to incorporate an offshore company are extensive, and you can pick an offshore company from a jurisdiction that best suits your business and personal needs. You can incorporate offshore with either IBC (International Business Company), LTD (Limited) or LLC (Limited Liability Company), both types of offshore companies are easy to maintain, have limited administrative, accounting requirements and the incorporation process is fast.     We have experts to advise you on the selection of the best offshore company formation or onshore company jurisdiction for your offshore or international business.   We recommend following reputable offshore jurisdiction for offshore company formation where one can maximize on tax savings and protect their assets, according to your business profile and needs: Seychelles, Cyprus, Switzerland, Panama, British Virgin Islands, Delaware, ... Read More »

Switzerland

Taxation in Switzerland Switzerland is a federal republic and is officially known as the Swiss Confederation and is a landlocked country in Western Europe. The country borders with Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. Switzerland has one of the highest levels of life quality of the world. It is divided in to 26 Cantons and every Canton and every community has a different taxation system. Many international organizations have established their representative offices in Switzerland, but the country has decided not to join the EU. The term of offshore company is not used in Swiss legislation or in a company description forms even if they offer tax-privileged treatment to that obtainable in offshore jurisdictions. Switzerland has a prosperous and stable modern economy with a per capita GDP approximately 10% ... Read More »

Madeira

Madeira - Overview - Offshore companies The Madeira archipelago is located in Atlantic Ocean and is composed by Islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas and Selvagens. It is a Portuguese archipelago which has an important strategic role due to its geographic location, being situated between Europe and the Caribbean Islands.Companies licensed to operate within the Madeira Free Trade Zone are for all purposes Portuguese resident, and therefore can in most cases benefit from the double tax treaties signed by Portugal.Portugal has signed double tax agreements with the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mozambique, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Venezuela. Negotiations are nearing completion with other countries. Principal Corporate Legislation applies for Limitada Company ... Read More »