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18 June 2018

From December this year, all law firms in England and Wales will have to publish prices for all probate and conveyancing services they offer the public, specifying exactly what these prices cover, according to plans announced by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

18 June 2018

The recent Australian Federal Court decision in Harding v Commissioner of Taxation will make it difficult for Australians living and working overseas to be non-residents for tax purposes, according to law firm Cooper Grace Ward (CGW).

14 June 2018

Following the UK government’s May decision to impose public registers of company ownership in the British Overseas Territories, leaders are in London to hold two days’ of talks in an attempt to change the controversial decision.

14 June 2018

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has told the Treasury Sub-Committee’s Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion Inquiry that HMRC should ensure that they have ‘adequate numbers of compliance officers with the right kind of training to identify and target illegal activity.’

12 June 2018

The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal has overturned a 2016 Federal Court decision in IGGillis Holdings v Minister of National Revenue 2018 FCA 51, in which a taxpayer, who copied his tax lawyer's opinion to a third party with whom he was doing business, was deemed to have forfeited solicitor-client privilege.

11 June 2018

The Swiss federal government's proposed implementation of Financial Action Task Force and OECD Global Forum transparency recommendations has met strong opposition, in particular its plan to abolish bearer shares and to expropriate shareholders who do not convert them in time.

11 June 2018

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined a religious charity GBP100,000 for allowing a ransomware cyber-attack to compromise its computer system.

7 June 2018

The US Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will waive certain late-payment penalties relating to the new transition tax on unrepatriated earnings of foreign corporations owned by US shareholders.

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