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Read our latest news and opinion pieces to keep on top of the latest trends and regulatory changes around the world.
  • 20 February 2018
    Regulatory update
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    Doing business in Croatia: VAT and UBO registry

    Two of the most significant 2018 business updates in Croatia relate to local VAT requirements, and new laws to curb money laundering and terrorism financing.

  • 05 February 2018
    Article
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    Malaysia implements Employment Insurance System

    Malaysian companies with one or more employee must now be compliant with the newly-implemented Employment Insurance System (EIS).

  • 01 February 2018
    Article
    Patrycja Strzelecka
    Management in a feminine style

    Patrycja Strzelecka, Managing Director of TMF Poland, talks to Harvard Business Review about her experiences in leadership within a large organisation, and the 'female style' of management.

  • 31 January 2018
    Article
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    The top 3 challenges for payroll professionals worldwide

    We asked global payroll professionals about their current struggles in managing multi-country payroll – here’s what they told us.

  • 25 January 2018
    Article
    Anastasia Williams, Vice President of Sales, TMF Group
    US PE managers targeting higher yield opportunities in Asia Pacific and Europe

    With US private equity managers contending with record high valuations in US markets, seeking out attractive yield opportunities has become a considerable challenge.

  • 19 January 2018
    Opinion
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    Keeping up with a rapidly changing tax world

    Substantial changes continue in the world of tax – especially international tax. These changes require corporates and financial institutions to rethink existing practices, and address legacy.

  • 17 January 2018
    Article
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    Take to the skies – key trends and developments in the aviation finance market

    The aircraft market is expected to flourish in the next few years thanks to the growing demand for air transport. Prospective investors who are considering to lease or buy an aircraft should consider the trends and benefits of aircraft leasing.

  • 12 January 2018
    Article
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    Encouraging fund administration trends in Europe

    With global Private Equity (PE) groups continuing to outsource a number of standard accounting and administrative tasks for funds and SPVs, TMF Group sees a huge opportunity going forward.

  • 10 January 2018
    Article
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    New Federal Revenue obligation increases corporate transparency

    Brazil's Normative Instruction 1634 was rectified and supplemented by Federal Revenue Normative Instruction 1729, with the promise of bringing even more transparency to the corporate market. With it, the Federal Revenue Service aims to clearly define the concept of the Ultimate Beneficial Owner (“UBO”).

  • 09 January 2018
    Article
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    Key considerations before starting a business in Malaysia

    Before establishing a footprint in Malaysia, it is vital that overseas-based multinationals have a deep understanding of the investment environment, and the legal, accounting and taxation frameworks. Here are a few key considerations you need to know.

  • 04 January 2018
    Article
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    Dutch dividend withholding tax reform for COOP structures

    The Netherlands recently proposed amendments to the Dutch Dividend Withholding Tax (DWT) Act. The new legislation came into effect on 1 January 2018 and includes changes to the dividend withholding tax treatment of COOPs.

  • 15 December 2017
    Article
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    Goodwill in Italy

    As we close the 2017 fiscal year, let’s examine the topic of Goodwill in Italy and its application to financial statements following changes to the national accounting principle, OIC 24.

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