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Malta's comprehensive list of more than 60 DTAs would suggest that it pretty much has the QROPS market covered. Certainly it comprises the majority of the mainstream hotspots for retirement, which means that if an individual retires to Spain, for...

India and Gibraltar have signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA). This increases Gibraltar’s total number of TIEAs to 24.

According to the Times of India publication, The Economic Times, the Agreement was signed 2 February...

We have included the updates to Malta’s Double Taxation Agreements with Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Norway, Uruguay and Armenia in our revised Malta DTA list and taxation summary - particularly important where choice of QROPS...

In December 2012 Gibraltar signed Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) with Mexico and Turkey. This increases Gibraltar’s total number of TIEAs to 23.

TIEAs aim to establish effective information exchange and improve...

2012 was quite a year for QROPS! HMRC’s hard line saw the removal of Guernsey schemes, the rise of the well regulated island of Malta, and finally the green light for Gibraltar. So what does 2013 hold for the future of QROPS?

After...

In light of the legislative changes to QROPS which HMRC introduced at the beginning of 2012, the overseas pension market saw a massive shift to Malta during the year, establishing it as one of the leading, recognised jurisdictions for offshore...

If you have a company which owns property in Portugal with a rateable value of over €1mn there is a new 1% property tax (Imposto do Selo) which comes into effect on 1 January 2013. For 2012, an additional stamp duty tax of 0,8% on the...

If you have a Gibraltar company, as at 1 January 2013 there are a couple of changes you should be aware of:

Gibraltar Register.

Effective 1 January 2013 Companies House in Gibraltar will increase some of its filing fees. In addition...

1. New Law on Copyright.  The need to adjust Panama’s legal system due to technological advances in the computing and telecommunication field led to the passing of a new law abolishing Law No. 15 of 1994. These changes were...

The legislative upheaval of the last year, the delisting of certain schemes, and the huge impact of HMRC’s comprehensive clean-up has largely left the QROPS market with two key players: Malta and Gibraltar....

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