Trump’s Election Sends Wealth Offshore

Donald Trump's successful campaign clinched him the presidency, but his 'America First' foreign policy has raised concerns in the global community and among the affluent Americans discouraging investors from keeping their wealth in the U.S.  It is not unusual for governments with a nationalist bend...read more

Brexit: Tax Changes and Effects

It happened – the UK voted to LEAVE the EU. Stock markets dipped; social media is packed with opinions. Most importantly, what happens to EU/UK taxation?  It is too early to tell what will really happen as a result of Brexit, but the transition will be bumpy at best. The blog will cover: 

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Citizenship for Sale: Investment-Based-Immigration

Investment-based immigration or economy-based immigration is a mutually beneficial relationship for nations looking to generate a source of revenue, and investors interested in gaining citizenship.

For many people, international travel is a point of contention. The time, money and stress involved...read more

Could you be named in the Panama Papers?

Since the story on the Panama Papers broke, we have been receiving frantic calls and emails from people around the world worried about the legality of their offshore structures. Aliant, LLP adheres to the highest level of professional integrity with regular checks and balances to ensure that our...read more

2016 Changes to UK Taxation

The United Kingdom has been quietly undergoing a tax revolution for the past few years. 
Few days ago, Chancellor George Osborne introduced, ‘The budget for the next generation.

According the BBC, starting April 2017, 600,000 small firms will not have top pay corporate taxes, and 250,000 will pay...read more

Presidential Elections - Tax-Mania 2016

The 2016 Presidential Election is gearing up and the battle for party winner is in full throttle. With philosophies ranging from the extreme right to the extreme left, 'TAX' might just be the topic that seperates the winners from the losers.

The blog gives an overview of the four top contenders...read more

Is Bitcoin a Currency or Commodity? Depends on What Side of the Pond You Are On

Last week, the European Union took a progressive step towards clarifying how digital currencies will be recognized in the EU for purposes of taxation. The EU now recognizes virtual currencies as legal tender, not commodity, and they are therefore exempt from VAT (Value Added Tax), a sales tax added...read more

Starbucks and Fiat in Trouble for Illegal Tax Practices

The war on tax avoidance just got a few new casualties. Usually, discussion on the international taxation of multinationals could be compared to an episode of the classic cartoon series, Tom and Jerry where Jerry always gets away in the end, snickering self-satisfactory. This time though, it seems...read more

The BEPS Project - International Tax Reform

In a surprisingly efficient collaboration, governments are hammering the final nails into the coffin of tax avoidance. The final BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Sharing) Project report was submitted for review on Monday, October 5, 2015, and decisions were announced three days later. G20 finance...read more

China Devalues the Yuan

On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, China caused quite a stir in the global market by devaluing its currency, the Yuan, in what became the biggest one-day slump in 10 years.

Some commentators suggested that China intentionally created an imbalance in the export industry, to give Chinese manufacturers and...read more

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