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David Rotfleisch on the Worldwide "Buzz" Behind the Automation of Tax Filing and Assessment Processes and the Reasonability Requirement for Administrative Suspension of EFILE Rights: Virgen V Canada (Attorney General)

David Rotfleisch on the Worldwide "Buzz" Behind the Automation of Tax Filing and Assessment Processes and the Reasonability Requirement for Administrative Suspension of EFILE Rights: Virgen V Canada (Attorney General)

Published: 11 Jan 2023

In order to increase the number of taxpayers who can comply with tax rules with little or no difficulty, tax authorities are continually adopting measures aimed at simplifying the tax payment procedure. Global tax authorities have responded by taking an increasing number of steps to automate and streamline the filing and payment of taxes as a result. The cost of compliance and enforcement for the ...

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Powerful Passports for Global Mobility

Powerful Passports for Global Mobility

Published: 11 Jan 2023

After two years, the desire for travel and movement abroad among many has naturally been reignited. Indeed, if these past two years have collectively taught us anything, it is the power of mobility. As a result, it is no wonder that those who are looking for the power of choice are looking into additional passports to expand their mobility. While Japan and Singapore have consistently ranked among ...

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LC Lawyers Recognised at the Law Society of Hong Kong 2022 Pro Bono and Community Service Awards

LC Lawyers Recognised at the Law Society of Hong Kong 2022 Pro Bono and Community Service Awards

Published: 11 Jan 2023

LC Lawyers receives two accolades for Pro Bono Service: "Gold Law Firm Award" and "Gold Individual Award" of the Year The Law Society of Hong Kong announced the results of Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme 2022 (the 2022 Programme) at the Awards Presentation Ceremony held on 12 December 2022. We are delighted to announce that LC Lawyers LLP has won two accolade...

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Wills and Testaments: A Comparison of Germany and Hong Kong

Wills and Testaments: A Comparison of Germany and Hong Kong

Published: 10 Jan 2023

If you have assets in multiple jurisdictions, sooner or later the question arises on how to manage your estate so that your interests are protected after death. The most straightforward answer is making a will. The design of a will, however, depends on the jurisdiction in which the will is to take effect and your choice of law. There are differences between a one-sided German and Hong Kong will. T...

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Overseas Residency and Citizenship by Investment is Booming Among Indians – How Do I Find a Trustworthy Advisor?

Overseas Residency and Citizenship by Investment is Booming Among Indians – How Do I Find a Trustworthy Advisor?

Published: 09 Jan 2023

The Indian market is flooded with agencies selling overseas residency and second citizenship services. With investments in crores and your future at stake, what should you look for in a trustworthy firm to truly safeguard your interests? Here are five key check points. EXPERIENCE MATTERS Less experience RCBI (Residency and Citizenship by Investment) service providers often appear much more afforda...

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UAE – Non-Muslims Marriage, Divorce and Inheritance Under New Personal Law

UAE – Non-Muslims Marriage, Divorce and Inheritance Under New Personal Law

Published: 09 Jan 2023

H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan – the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) President, recently issued the Decree by Law No. (41) of (2022), concerning the Civil Personal Status Code. The provisions of this Decree shall apply to the non-Muslims in the UAE who are UAE Citizens and to non-Muslim Foreigners residing therein. The Decree shall come into force from 01 February 2023 though its executive r...

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What Do I Need to Immigrate to Portugal from South Africa?

What Do I Need to Immigrate to Portugal from South Africa?

Published: 06 Jan 2023

WHAT IS THE EASIEST EUROPEAN COUNTRY TO IMMIGRATE TO FROM SOUTH AFRICA? “Easiest” is subjective, but certainly Portugal has become a very popular destination for many South Africans thinking about emigrating. There are three main reasons for this. First is the development of thePortuguese Golden Visa(PGV), orResidency-by-Investment(RBI) program. It is seen as affordable and accessible, with a larg...

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EU Court: Airbnb Can Be Withholding Agent

EU Court: Airbnb Can Be Withholding Agent

Published: 05 Jan 2023

On short-term real estate leases (less than 30 days), it is lawful both to collect information and to apply a withholding tax provided for by the National tax system: two activities which, according to the UE Court of Justice, judgment lodged on 22 December in Case C-83/21, Airbnb Ireland and Airbnb Payments UK, are not contrary to EU law. An Italian law of 2017 (no. 50) establishes an optional ta...

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