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Family office structures which include Jersey tax-resident companies need to consider whether those companies are within the scope of the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the Economic Substance Law). The Economic Substance Law came into effect on 1 January 2019 and applies to certain Jersey tax-resident companies conducting one or more “relevant […]

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