In terms of offshore banking centres and in terms of total deposits, the global market is dominated by Switzerland and the Cayman Islands. In particular, JerseyGuernseyand the Isle of Man are known for their well regulated banking infrastructure. Nevertheless, OECD has removed 18 countries, including Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, from a so-called "grey list" of countries that did not offer sufficient tax transparency, and has re-categorized them as "white list" countries.
The agency fees were not approved by the boards of Keppel Corporation or KOM as they were built into the contract values of the respective projects, and bidding for projects is in the ordinary course of KOM's business," a Keppel spokesman told BT yesterday.
When allegations first surfaced in regarding KOM's involvement in bribery linked to projects in Brazil, Keppel started its internal inquiry led by external counsel, the spokesman said.
The denials by Keppel then and in July and August were issued after taking into consideration the relevant evidence then. Keppel said that at the same time, it had notified the relevant authorities of its intention to cooperate and work towards a resolution of the underlying issues.
For its cooperation and remediation efforts, Keppel received a 25 per cent discount off the bottom of the applicable fine range, which is the maximum allowed. Asked about the absence of disclosure updates between October and the announcement of the fines late last month, the Keppel spokesman said: As we said in our media release, for legal reasons, Keppel is unable to comment on the agreed statement of facts released by the investigating authorities or on the identities of individual employees.Current Issues and Trends Affecting Offshore Asset Protection Trusts by Elizabeth M.
Schurig* Many offshore jurisdictions offer banking privacy to U.S. their illegal activities from the U.S. government, thus prompting action at the federal level As a result, federal . A survey provides a glimpse into what firm leaders think about the issue of offshore outsourcing and its potential role in their firm and in the industry.
Jun 18, · THERE IS NOTHING INHERETLY ILLEGAL ABOUT OFFSHORE BANKING Most of the stigma that surrounds offshore banking is attributed to questionable personalities who use it as an avenue to hide their illegally sequestered funds, wealth or taxable property and/or to evade paying high taxes that come with having great assets.
Despite what you may hear, offshore banking is completely legal.
It’s not about tax evasion or other illegal activities. It’s simply about legally diversifying your political risk by putting your liquid savings in sound, well-capitalized institutions where they .
An offshore bank is a bank regulated under international banking license (often called offshore license), which usually prohibits the bank from establishing any business activities in the jurisdiction of establishment.
Deadlines are looming for U.S. taxpayers who live abroad or have other global financial ties.
Here are tips on avoiding pitfalls.