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By Charlotte Cloete, Alan Dickson and Philippa Gilkes Relevant entities carrying on all types of relevant activity (except for those carrying on intellectual property business) under the International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Act (2021 Revision) (“ES Act”) with a financial year end between 31 December 2019 – 30 April 2020, must file an economic substance […]

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