06SepChina: Individual Income Tax Reform
On 31 August 2018, China’s top legislature passed a new individual income tax law
13AugThe Cook Islands “Largely Compliant” in Latest Mutual Evaluation Review
The Cook Islands achieves top rank in technical compliance following an Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism Mutual Evaluation review.
22FebHong Kong: New Licensing Regime for Trust or Company Service Providers
A new licensing regime for trust or company service providers (TCSPs) has been introduced under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance. Under the new licensing regime, TCSPs are required to apply for a licence from the Registrar of Companies and satisfy a “fit-and-proper” test before providing trust or company services in Hong Kong.
22FebHong Kong, Significant Controllers Register
The Hong Kong Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 (the Amendment Ordinance) has introduced new requirements to enhance transparency of corporate beneficial ownership. Companies incorporated in Hong Kong are now required to obtain and maintain an up-to-date Significant Controller Register kept at the registered office in Hong Kong.
LARA is pleased to announce the success of its 2017 edition in Panama City. The exhibition was well received with over 2,500 visitors.