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Finance Bill 2014 Published

The U.K. government has today published the final text of the 2014 Finance Bill. As discussed in our previous Alert, issued on March 19, the Finance Bill includes...more

BVI passes new Arbitration Act

On 17 December 2013 the British Virgin Islands House of Assembly had the third and final reading of the new Arbitration Act 2013. The new Act will come into force on a date to be announced. The following analysis is based on...more

Florida Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal Of State Qui Tam FCA Lawsuit Alleging Failure To Pay Stamp Tax Upon Assignment

On November 21, the Florida First District Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a qui tam false claims act lawsuit against a lender, securitization trust, and MERS for the recovery of allegedly unpaid documentary stamp...more

You Can Now Pay Florida Documentary Stamp Taxes Online [Florida]

In a welcome modernization, the Florida Department of Revenue now allows for online payment of documentary stamp taxes, such as those imposed on issuers of promissory notes and other written indebtedness....more

Rogers Towers: Documentary Stamp Tax on Renewal Loans – A Review of the Basics

With property values slowly increasing and borrowers beginning to see the light at the end of a long recession, the demand for renewal loans is slowly building. To that end, let’s briefly review a few of the key rules...more

Tax Changes Affecting Owners of UK Residential Property

Summary - In April this year the Government is introducing new taxes on UK residential property with a value of £2 million or more (high value residential property) that are owned indirectly through corporate and certain...more

UK property tax changes: “de-enveloping” or a use of a trust?

It has long been popular for high net-worth people who are not domiciled in the United Kingdom (“non-doms”) to form an offshore company, often in the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”), for the purposes of holding property in the...more

Rogers Towers: Documentary Stamp Tax: a Quick Review of the Basics

Happy new year to our blog readers! In 2013, we are all hoping for an improved economy and, with it, an increase in the volume of commercial and consumer loans. Remember that Florida has certain transactional taxes for which...more

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