STEP Journal: June 2012

Friday, 01 June 2012

Amanda Edwards explores the issues around debt release - informal family loans and proprietary estoppel.
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Richard Frimston looks at the draft regulation for a Fundatio Europaea (FE) - what is an FE, how it's registered and what it does...
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A look at building trust and understanding what the client wants to buy.
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Alternative intergovernmental approach extends way beyond FATCA: it motivates countries to accept automatic information exchange for curbing tax abuse.
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The myriad obligations imposed on US citizens who live abroad are unknown to many individuals and US tax preparers, and non-compliant taxpayers need to get their affairs in order.
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Establishing and administering foreign trusts, selecting asset managers and custodian banks.
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The techniques practitioners should make use of before the law changes for gift tax, defective grantor trusts and decanting.
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What Canadians should consider when moving to the US.
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For two countries separated by the longest undefended border in the world, the US and Canada have surprisingly fundamental and widespread differences between their tax systems.
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Delegates of the eighth annual international estate planning institute event are already looking forward to next year's event.
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On meeting the demands of donors and measuring their gifts.
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Reviewing the role that offshore finance centres can play in encouraging and facilitating charitable arrangements for the benefit of onshore causes.
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While charitable and non-charitable purpose trusts in Jersey have been used for philanthropy, there's a growing interest in foundations.
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On starting the process of giving.
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Many charities accept shares as a method of donating, and it's a higly tax-efficient way of unlocking capital for good.
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02/11/2012
STEP and EAPG launch joint initiative with discussion forum for philanthropy advisors.
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The Bahamas financial services industry recently welcomed the Bahamas Executive Entity. Here the author reports on its practical uses.
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Recent legislation has enforced a requirement on Israeli citizens to declare their offshore trusts. Here the authors discuss the treatment of trust structures under Israeli law and the tax treatment of trusts for Israeli citizens.
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Laurence Black's final conference as STEP Arabia Chair showcases the branch's successful history.
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A review of Practical Inheritance Tax Planning, co-authored by STEP's President, Geoffrey Shindler OBE.
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A report on the IRS public hearing on the proposed regulations for the implementation of FATCA.
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The key events in the liquidation of Stanford International Bank (SIB).
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