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Shearn Delamore & Co Legal Updates July (1)
Shearn Delamore & Co., July 2021

Financial ServicesRuling of Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia on QardAt its 213th meeting of the Shariah Advisory Council (“SAC”) of Bank Negara Malaysia, the SAC ruled that the method under Malaysian Financial Reporting Standard (“MFRS”) 17 Insurance Contracts and MFRS 9 Financial Instruments may be adopted to measure qard (interest free loan) for transactions between shareholders’ fund and takaful fund...

New Tax Disclosures Under Revised Overseas Investment Regime Now in Effect
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, July 2021

From 5 July 2021, overseas investors looking to acquire significant New Zealand business assets must make new tax disclosures as part of their application under the Overseas Investment Act 2005. As signalled in an earlier alert, these requirements are intended to provide Inland Revenue with the information it considers necessary or relevant to the administration or enforcement of the Income Tax Act 2007. We explain these requirements below...

Salaries Tax Alert: Payment of Bonus Shares to Former Employee Held Not Taxable
Deacons, July 2021

When an employment relationship comes to an end, it is not uncommon for the parties to enter into a termination agreement setting out the departing employee’s rights and obligations. A question naturally arises as to whether, and to what extent, these benefits are chargeable to salaries tax...

President Biden’s Proposal to Enhance Financial Account Information Reporting Regime on Form 1099
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, July 2021

On May 28, 2021, President Biden released some of the legislative items that would be added by his American Families Plan, which includes a provision that could impact tax information reporting by financial institutions. If enacted, this proposal could require substantial effort to implement and administer. President Biden’s American Families Plan includes a provision which would increase the information reporting compliance requirements for financial institutions...

Doing Business in Peru - REM
Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados, July 2021

For the past 25 years, Peru has been undergoing comprehensive economic growth, followed by a modernization and development process, which includes the establishment of a reliable legal framework geared towards maintaining the stability required to promote private sector activity and investment. This continuous growth has been the best incentive to attract substantial foreign investment in various industries...

Shearn Delamore & Co.: Newsletter-June 2021
Shearn Delamore & Co., July 2021

Financial ServicesTransition from LIBORIn this article, Krystle Lui Shu Lin reports on the transition from LIBOR rates to risk-free rates...

Personal Foundations in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2021

On July 1st 2021, the Russian President signed a draft law on amendments to the Russian Civil Code, establishing the possi-bility of creation of a new type of non-commercial organization - a personal foundation- from March 1st 2022.Purposes of using personal foundationsThe personal foundation will become a new asset planning instrument, after the detailed legislation comes into force...

The MTC Undertakes an Ambitious Study of Partnership Taxation
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, June 2021

Dinsmore partner Kelvin Lawrence was published in Bloomberg Tax with co-author Bruce P. Ely from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. Their article, "The MTC Undertakes an Ambitious Study of Partnership Taxation," discusses the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) Uniformity Committee's work group they created to study issues related to multistate taxation of pass-through entities...

Tax Issues and Practical Solutions (T.I.P.S.) for June
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, June 2021

1. What are the new procedures for availing of tax treaty benefits? The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Revenue Memorandum Order (RMO) No. 14-2021, as amended by Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No...

Will End of Stamp Duty Holiday Damage the Property Market?
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2021

Wednesday June 30 2021 is when the Stamp Duty ‘holiday’ in its current form at least will end. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, introduced the temporary Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in July 2020 to boost the housing market following the first national lockdown. The aim was to save buyers from paying stamp duty on any properties valued at up to £500,000 – a saving worth up to £15,000...

Thai Government Considers Tax Incentives, Long Term Visas, Property Rights and More to Entice Wealthy Foreign Nationals to Thailand
DFDL, June 2021

According to an anonymous source, a ‘Centre for Economic Situation Administration’ (“CESA”) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha was held on Friday 4 June that approved (in-principle) a set of proposed stimulus measures aimed at encouraging wealthy expatriates to Thailand...

Foundations with Taxable Activities must According to a New Law Proposal Organize its Taxable Activities in Subsidiaries
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, June 2021

The term «næringsdrivende» (business activity) in the Norwegian Foundation Act shall be understood as activity with taxable profit («erverv til formål») The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries’ work on amending the Norwegian Foundation Act has been going on for several years, cf. proposals for a new Foundation Act in the NOU 2016: 21. Further law amendment proposals have now been proposed in a public hearing...

Newsletter: "Royalties to Include in Customs’ Value"
ALRUD Law Firm, June 2021

Matter in question Inclusion of royalties in the customs’ value of imported goods, which is one of the most disputable matters of recent years, is receiving new and rapid development in Russia...

MyCC's Market Review on Selected Areas of the Transportation Sector (Port Logistics Ecosystem & Motor Vehicle Warranty Claims)
Shearn Delamore & Co., June 2021

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, In this article, our partner, Anand Raj, and associate, Jeevitha Thurai Rathnam, discuss the Malaysia Competition Commission’s market review exercise into the transportation sector (port logistics ecosystem and motor vehicle warranty claims)...

The Employee Retention Tax Credit: Why Is My Refund Taking So Long?
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, June 2021

We have written previously regarding the employee retention tax credit (the “ERC”).  The ERC was created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and was expanded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Appropriations Act”) to provide a tax credit on a per-employee basis if employers had a sufficient reduction of revenue or had a partial or complete shutdown based on a civil authority order...

The IVAucher (VAT Voucher)
PLMJ, June 2021

The IVAucher programme was set up to stimulate private consumption in the sectors worst affected by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (catering, accommodation and culture). With regard to these sectors, “catering” is used in the broad sense to cover restaurants, cafés, bars and catering companies providing food and beverage services, and “accommodation” refers to hotels and other short-stay accommodation for holidays and business travel...

UAE Economic Substance Requirements – Penalties Imposed by the Federal Tax Authority
Afridi & Angell, June 2021

The Federal Tax Authority (the FTA) has started to impose penalties on businesses that have failed to submit their economic substance notifications by the set deadline of 30 June 2020 for the financial period ended on 31 December 2019, and the economic substance reports by the set deadline of 31 December 2020 for the financial period ended on 31 December 2019...

Strategic Land – Tax Traps for the Unwary
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2021

There are a plethora of issues that parties need to work through to make a strategic land project viable; not least, the UK tax system which has a number of potential pitfalls that can materially impact returns. At present, there is no single tax efficient model catered for in UK legislation to enable parties to come together...

Shearn Delamore & Co Legal Updates June (1)
Shearn Delamore & Co., June 2021

Financial ServicesBNM issues Corporate Strategic Plan policy document for DFIsOn 27 May 2021, Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”) issued the Corporate Strategic Plan (“CSP”) policy document, applicable to all development financial institutions (“DFIs”) prescribed under the Development Financial Institutions Act 2002...

Congress Approves Bill that Contemplates New Tax Measures for Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Companies
Carey, June 2021

On June 10, 2021, the National Congress approved the bill that establishes new tax measures to support micro, small and medium-sized companies in the context of the crisis generated by Covid-19. The bill, which is awaiting the final formalities of enactment and publication, includes the following tax measures: Temporary reduction of the penal interest rate for SMEs from 1...

Law No. 21,353 Establishes New Tax Measures for Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Companies
Carey, June 2021

On June 17, 2021, the Law No. 21,353 was published, which contemplates the following new tax measures to support micro, small and medium-sized companies in the context of the crisis generated by Covid-19: Temporary reduction of the penal interest rate for SMEs from 1.5% to 0%, for each month or fraction of a month, in case of default in the payment of all or part of any kind of taxes and contributions due...

Extension of Charitable Giving Benefits under the CARES Act for 2021
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, June 2021

Starting in 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) expanded the deductibility of charitable contributions to incentivize charitable giving during 2020. The Consolidated Appropriations Act (the “CAA”), which was passed on December 27, 2020, extended and expanded many provisions of the CARES Act for 2021, which continues to make this a favorable time for making charitable contributions...

Legal Status of Digital Assets from the Corporate Income Tax Perspective According to the Thai Revenue Code
Kudun and Partners, June 2021

Saravut Krailadsiri, our tax partner and Pichaya Nimcharoen, our tax associate recently published a journal for Thailand’s Office of Judicial and Legal Affairs of the Court of Justice, Thailand as part of “Dunlaphaha: Journal of the Court of Justice...

Courting Billionaires
TSMP Law Corporation, June 2021

Fast becoming the Monaco of the East, Singapore is luring global UHNWIs to set up family offices here due to its wealth-friendly tax and regulatory regime, and its position at the global economic growth epicentre. Sergey Brin (net worth: US$104 billion). Google’s co-founder and the world’s ninth-richest person set up a branch of his single family office (SFO), Bayshore Global Management, in Singapore to manage his local assets late last year...

2021 US Treasury Green Book: How The Biden Administration Plans To Fund Its Aspirations
Dykema, June 2021

On Friday, May 30, 2021, the U.S. Department of Treasury released its “General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 Revenue Proposals” (the “Green Book”). The Green Book, a copy of which is locatedhere, provides detailed descriptions of the Biden Administration’s legislative tax proposals, which the White House formally announced on May 28, 2021, when it released its fiscal year 2022 Budget proposals...

 

 

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