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15 August 2019

The Hong Kong Association of Banks has published a guide dealing with difficult anti-money laundering (AML) issues, in readiness for the Financial Action task Force's (FATF’s) imminent mutual evaluation report on the jurisdiction.

15 August 2019

The judge in the Scarle estate dispute, in which an elderly married couple were found dead in their Essex home, has ruled that there is not enough medical evidence to determine who died first (Estate of James Scarle v Estate of Marjorie Scarle, 2019 EWHC 2224 Ch).

14 August 2019

Costa Rica's ultimate beneficial owner (UBO) reporting requirements have been enacted into law, substantially updating the country’s tax regulation and procedures code. The UBO regulations are expected to take effect in September 2019.

12 August 2019

British Columbia has lowered the threshold at which shareholders of a property-owning corporation must be disclosed to its public registry of beneficial and indirect land owners to 10 per cent.

12 August 2019

Cohabitation has continued its rapid growth in the UK, with the numbers of cohabiting couples growing by 25 per cent to 3.4 million families from 2008-2018.

8 August 2019

The Tel Aviv District Court has rejected the Israel Tax Authority's (ITA’s) position that the transfer of real property into an Israeli residents' trust is taxable as a sale of a right in land.

8 August 2019

The number of non-domiciled taxpayers in the UK fell by 13.5 per cent to 78,300 in the 2017-2018 tax year, according to recent figures from HMRC.

6 August 2019

The Government of Canada has opened a public consultation on proposed reforms to the country’s tax system, asking for comment on a series of draft legislative proposals that would implement Budget 2019 measures.

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