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Implementation of EU anti-tax avoidance directive

The bill of law to implement the provisions of the EU Directive 2016/1164 on anti-tax avoidance (ATAD) in Luxembourg law was made available on 20 June 2018. Subject to parliamentary approval, Luxembourg will introduce controlled foreign corporation (CFC), interest deduction limitation and anti-hybrid rules. It will also modify its existing general anti-abuse rule..

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1.14pmFollowing a five-year investigation the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal yesterday suspended three partners from Raleys Solicitors over the firm’s relationship with the National Union of Miners. 18 February, 1.14pm Following a five-year investigation the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) yesterday suspended three partners from Raleys Solicitors over the firm’s relationship with the National Union of Miners (NUM) […]

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