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By Simon Felton New proposed requirements for an economic substance test for Jersey tax-resident entities have been published to meet the requirements of the EU Code of Conduct Group. The reforms published today – and set to come into force on 1 January, subject to States approval – establish new tests for certain tax resident companies […]

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By Niamh Lalor New proposed requirements for an economic substance test for Jersey tax-resident entities have been published to meet the requirements of the EU Code of Conduct Group. The reforms published today – and set to come into force on 1 January, subject to States approval – establish new tests for tax resident entities carrying […]

Pension transfers may result in Inheritance Tax Charge

By Dominic Cole Citywire has commented on the Court of Appeal decision of HMRC v Parry & Ors where the appellant argued that a lifetime pension scheme transfer was not a transfer of value for Inheritance Tax purposes. HMRC won on the contention that it was. The Court of Appeal also agreed with HMRC’s assertion that […]

China’s Supreme Court rules blockchain records as admissible legal evidence

By Imogen Jones In September 2018, China’s Supreme Court ruled blockchain records as admissible legal evidence. The Internet Courts in China can now use blockchain records to settle internet related legal disputes. If the relevant parties collect and store their data via blockchain, with digital signatures, reliable time stamps and hash value verification or via a digital […]

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Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this past May, there has been a significant uptick in the number of data subject access requests (DSARs). Due to these regulatory changes, along with steep fines and shorter deadlines to complete requests, the compliance burden on organizations has to be taken seriously. To effectively […]

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