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What do you need to know about the overseas income disclosure rules?

Millions of taxpayers have recently received letters warning them of the ‘life-changing consequences’ of failing to declare secret offshore accounts. Advisers and financial institutions were legally required to inform clients of the risks of holding undeclared accounts in so-called tax havens by the end of August this year, leading to a huge number of letters […]

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The case for inheritance tax – for and against

Jean-Baptiste Colbert, France’s celebrated 17th century finance minister under King Louis XIV, famously said the following: “The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to procure the largest quantity of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” Or, to put it more bluntly, a successful tax should earn the government plenty […]

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October Market Commentary

Well, we’re still here. Despite the seemingly best efforts of the leaders of the United States and North Korea – the world is still turning. But September was a month of ‘another day, another North Korean rocket flying over Japan’ and it ended with Kim Jong-un threatening to explode a nuclear bomb over the Pacific. […]

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