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All eyes are on the U.S. Federal Reserve as it attempts what many are calling a tightrope walk: raising interest rates just enough to slow the economy without triggering a recession in the hope of achieving an economic soft landing. With the Fed doing everything in its power to make borrowing costlier, factors are facing a similar balancing act ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

Blockchain litigation lead, Matt Green will be hosting our latest podcast series, 'In Early - The Crypto Podcast' - Listen to episode 3. During this five-part series, Matt will be speaking to special guests at the forefront of the digital asset space, telling real life stories, discussing the growth and growing pains of the industry, and exploring how blockchain technology has made an impact on people’s lives ...

DFDL | November 2022

Instruction No. 27185 GDT (“Instruction 27185”) on the Display of Tax Registration Documents at Business Premises was issued by the General Department of Taxation on the 14th of November 2022 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has recently published its most recent Financial Services Survey, the results of which demonstrate the effect that Brexit is having on immigration of employees and expertise in to the UK in the financial services sector. There are an estimated 1.1 million UK jobs in the financial services sector. Historically, the sector obtained one fifth of its workers from outside of the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

July was a busy month for the FCA in publishing guidance, policy and rules which have a significant impact on a firm’s relationships with its senior managers and staff.  On 30 June, and towards the beginning of the “crypto winter”, Sarah Pritchard, Executive Director of Markets at the FCA gave a speech to the City UK Annual Conference entitled “Finding Opportunity in a World of Uncertainty” ...

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt | November 2022

In March 2022, the Oregon legislature passed House Bill (HB) 4002, which imposes new overtime pay requirements for agricultural workers beginning on January 1, 2023. The bill also establishes a refundable tax credit for eligible employers to help offset all or part of the additional wage expenses attributed to overtime pay ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | November 2022

The Pre-Insolvency Bill (‘the Bill’) is at its second reading in Parliament. The Bill is being proposed as an Act to partially transpose EU Directive 2019/1023 (‘the Directive’) on preventive restructuring frameworks, on discharge of debt and disqualifications, and on measures to increase the efficiency of procedures concerning restructuring, insolvency and discharge of debt ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | November 2022

On October 21, 2022, the IRS announced in Notice 2022-55 cost-of-living adjustments to the tax-qualified retirement plan dollar limits for 2023. Most of the applicable dollar limits currently effective for 2022 will increase substantially compared with prior years. Below is a summary of the limits that are generally relevant for most retirement plans. Effective January 1, 2023: The elective deferral limit for 401(k), 403(b), and eligible 457(b) plans is increased from $20,500 to $22,500 ...

Carey Olsen | November 2022

Whilst generational wealth from around the world has commonly been held, in some form, via Cayman trusts, the client base of the local trust industry has in recent years expanded greatly to include a wider range of global family offices, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, and entrepreneurs keen to take advantage of the modern and flexible options on offer ...

ENSafrica | November 2022

Tackling base erosion and profit shifting remains a priority for the National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”). It was recently reported that in the 2021 fiscal year, SARS dealt with 345 cases of transfer pricing, base erosion and profit shifting to the value of almost ZAR12-billion. Yet, only three South African courts have dealt with transfer pricing ...

Under Notice 2022-33, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended the deadline for adopting amendments to qualified retirement plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs) to reflect certain changes made by the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act), the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019 (Miners Act), and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) ...

ALRUD Law Firm | November 2022

On 7 October 2022, Federal Law No. 377-FZ (the “Law”) came into force. The Law granted mobilized citizens and their family members the right to receive preferential payment holidays on loans (including mortgages).    Follow the link to learn more. Newsletter_Payment_holidays_for_mobilized_citizens.pdf (alrud ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | November 2022

Classification as a security is an omnipresent concern for issuers of digital assets. When offering or selling securities in the United States, securities must either be registered or exempt from registration ...

ENSafrica | November 2022

In November  2022, South Africa is expected to present a report to the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) on the steps it has taken to address the shortcomings identified in the Mutual Evaluation Report concluded last year ...

Carey Olsen | October 2022

With this continued interest, a number of Singapore are managers using Jersey as the jurisdiction in which to domicile their funds. This choice is driven by several factors. Singapore tax treatment of digital assets. Digital assets do not fall within the definition of a “designated investment” for the purposes of Singapore tax legislation. This means that a Singapore domiciled fund will be subject to tax in the country, and such tax leakage is hugely unattractive to investors ...

DFDL | October 2022

Instruction No. 26118 GDT on the Use of Official Exchange Rate for Self-Assessment Taxpayers dated 28 October 2022 (“Instruction 26118”) has abrogated Instruction No. 10362 GDT, dated May 17, 2022 (“Instruction 10362”) ...

Carey Olsen | October 2022

The concept of “natural capital” seeks to recognise the role of nature as an asset which is key to the sustained functioning of human social and economic activity. Examples of natural capital include clean air, water supply, plant life, animals, soil and minerals ...

Last Wednesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the CFPB's automatic funding structure violates the Constitution. Because the decision calls into question virtually all of the CFPB’s actions since its creation, it has wide-ranging potential implications for all financial services industries. Please join us for a lunch-time webinar as we unpack the Fifth Circuit’s decision and what it means for your business ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

  The Government of Malta reaffirmed its commitment to establishing Malta as a go-to jurisdiction for start-ups in its Budget for 2023. During the budget speech that was delivered on 24th October 2022, the Minister for Finance and Employment, Hon. Clyde Caruana announced that a one-stop shop for start-ups is set to be launched within the “Start in Malta” programme currently run by the Malta Enterprise ...

DFDL | October 2022

The Royal Government of Cambodia will continue its relief measures to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 and support the recovery of the country’s tourism sector, according to an official announcement on 25 October 2022 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2022

All employers in the UK have a responsibility to prevent illegal working which is done by undertaking simple right to work checks before an employee commences employment. 1. Why do employers need to know what IDSPs are? All employers in the UK have a responsibility to prevent illegal working which is done by undertaking simple right to work checks before an employee commences employment ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

  Three bills are being read in Parliament proposing new insolvency-related legislation and amendments: The Pre-Insolvency Bill; The Insolvency Practitioners Bill; and The Commercial Code (Amendment) Bill ...

ENSafrica | October 2022

  Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have seen an increased demand for international remote working arrangements. We have briefly touched upon the OECD guidelines relevant to these arrangements in a prior article ...

ENSafrica | October 2022

Alleged base erosion and profit shifting activities of multinational enterprises (“MNEs”) have been a hot issue globally and therefore the chances of an MNE being confronted with a transfer pricing audit have increased substantially over the last few years ...

ENSafrica | October 2022

On 6 October 2022, as part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework (“IF”) on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) to implement the Two-Pillar solution to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy, the OECD released its progress report for comment. Background The report was prepared for the purposes of obtaining further input from stakeholders on the administration and tax certainty aspects of Amount A ...

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